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Matthew E. Rappaport Joins Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC as Counsel

Matthew E. Rappaport has become Counsel to the Firm. He concentrates his practice in trusts and estates matters; business succession planning; asset protection; tax matters involving real estate, including § 1031 exchanges; and tax matters involving closely held companies, including mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Rappaport advises clients regarding tax planning and structuring for generational wealth transfer, commercial real estate enterprises, business transactions, and cross-border considerations. He advises real estate and financial professionals and closely held businesses and assists other attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers and insurance professionals who may need a high level of tax law expertise.

Mr. Rappaport has written numerous articles that have appeared in the Nassau Lawyer, the Journal of Taxation of Investments, the Journal of Real Estate Taxation, Bloomberg BNA's Tax Management — Real Estate Journal, and The Tax Adviser. In addition, he has spoken before the American Bar Association Section on Taxation, the National Conference of CPA Practitioners' Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium, the Nassau County Bar Association, Strafford Publications, and the advisors of various law, accounting, and wealth advisory firms across the country.

He is licensed to practice in New York State and is admitted to practice before the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York and the United States Tax Court. He is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, and the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He served as Co-Vice Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association's Tax Committee from 2015 to 2016. In addition, he is the Founding Member of Hydra Collective, Inc., a business networking organization for young professionals with more than 200 members and divisions in New York City, Long Island, and Chicago.

Mr. Rappaport graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (cum laude) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2007. In 2011, he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in Taxation.

"We are proud to welcome Matthew as part of our Firm," said Michael H. Sahn, the Firm's Managing Partner. "His knowledge and experience will allow the Firm to better serve our clients and their growing needs for taxation and estate planning guidance."

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