Mitchell A. Newmark‘s practice is concentrated on state and local tax litigation and appeals before administrative and judicial bodies around the country. Mr. Newmark also advises companies and individuals with respect to sophisticated transactional matters involving the potential consequences of complex restructurings and other planning transactions regarding all state and local taxes. He has written extensively in the area of state and local taxation and is also a frequent lecturer concerning state and local taxes. Mr. Newmark is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court. He is Chair of, and a member of the Executive Committee of, the Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, and is a Co-Chair of the State Practice, Procedure and Liaison Committee of the Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar Association. Mr. Newmark graduated from Widener University School of Law, cum laude, where he was a board member of the law review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He also has an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Newmark was a Deputy Attorney General of the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. In this capacity, he defended and counseled the Division of Taxation in Corporation Business Tax and Gross Income Tax matters. Mr. Newmark also represented many other New Jersey agencies and governmental entities, including: the Department of the Treasury and its Divisions of Investment and Pensions and Benefits as well as the State Investment Council and the Office of Management and Budget; and the Department of Banking and Insurance and its Divisions of Banking and Insurance, as well as the Banking Advisory Board. As part of his duties, he counseled and defended the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance in complex financial services company conversions.