Mitchell A. Newmark's practice is concentrated on state and local tax litigation and appeals before administrative tribunals and judicial courts around the country. He has argued successfully in tax, civil, and appellate courts. He also advises companies and individuals with respect to sophisticated transactional matters including acquisition, restructuring, planning, and asset-based financing transactions regarding all state and local taxes.
Mr. Newmark has written extensively in the area of state and local taxation and is a frequent lecturer concerning state and local taxes. He has been recognized by Legal 500 in the categories of Tax Controversy and Domestic Tax: East Coast. Mr. Newmark is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Tax Court; the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, as well as to three state bars.
Mr. Newmark has been a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court since 2008. He is a recent past Chair of the Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and remains a member of its Executive Committee and Executive Council. He is also a Co-Chair of the State Practice, Procedure and Liaison Committee of the Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar Association.
Mr. Newmark graduated cum laude from the Widener University School of Law, where he was a board member of its 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 in mid-2003, Mr. Newmark was a Deputy Attorney General of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office for six years. In that capacity, he represented the Division of Taxation in court matters and counseled the Division in connection with regulatory matters. He also represented other New Jersey agencies and bodies, 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, as well as the Banking Advisory Board. In December 2001, he received Attorney General Certificates of Recognition for his work in a substantial and complex financial services company transaction and for his work in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
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