Jump to Navigation

Firm Resume

Witman Stadtmauer, P.A. employs eleven attorneys and main­tains a staff of twen­ty-five. Its practice is concen­trated in the areas of taxa­tion, employee benefits including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare plans, ERISA, estate and elder law planning, estate administration, IRS controversy, business practices, including corporate partnership, limited liability company law, tax exempt organiza­tions, real estate and commercial and cor­porate litigation in­clud­ing Federal and State Tax Court and ERISA litigation. The firm repre­sents a di­versified client base, including pub­lic­ly and private­ly held compa­nies, such as: ADCO Electrical Corp.; Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.; Allied Building Products Corp.; Curtis Instruments, Inc.; DeCamp Bus Lines; Essex Valley Healthcare; J. Kipper & Company; The Kushner Companies; Mayer/Berkshire Corp.; Lord & Taylor; Muss Develop­ment Company; Myron Manufacturing Corporation; NJ Transit; Silverstein Properties; and Valley Health System.

Leonard J. Witman (lwitman@wsmesq.com) is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars. Mr. Wit­man received his B.A. from Rutgers College, and graduated from New York Law School. He is past Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Taxation Section. He is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers University Graduate Business Program and Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduate School of Business. He was a Tax Law Specialist, Instructor and Lecturer with the Internal Revenue Ser­vice in the Employee Plans and Exempt Orga­nizations Division. He is the New Jersey Chair and a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates (ACTEC). He is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel. Mr. Witman is also a past Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Asso­ciation Employee Benefits Com­mittee and is a fre­quent nationally known lecturer and author in the tax and deferred com­pensation fields. He has written for many tax periodicals and is the author of A Retirement Planning Technique Book (9th Edition) and Roth IRAs published by The Kugler Company and Pension Planning after TEFRA, Top-Heavy Plans published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also annually listed as a Best Lawyers of America and AN Super Lawyer.

Gary D. Stadtmauer (gstadtmauer­@wsmesq.com) is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars. Mr. Stadtmauer received his B.A. from Queens College and graduated from Capital University Law School where he was an Articles Editor for the Capital Law Review. He is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduate School of Business. He co-authored with Mr. Witman "The Era of the Quali­fied Top-Heavy Plan: Overview and Planning Tech­niques" printed by Prentice-Hall. Mr. Stadtmauer is a frequent lecturer on 401(k) Plans, and is a past instructor for The American Society of Pension Actuaries (ASPA). He is also annually listed as a ABest Lawyers of America@.

Barbara S. Murray (bmurray@wsmesq.com) is a member of the New Jersey Bar. Ms. Murray received her B.S. from Caldwell College and graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law. Ms. Murray has co-authored several articles, including "Professional Corporations: Are they Still Viable?"; "Distri­butions to Alternate Payees from Qualified Re­tire­ment Plans: Rights and Planning Opportunities of the Non-Par­tici­pant Spouse" New Jersey Fami­ly Lawyer; Source Tax Adds Complexity to Plan­ning for Retirement, The Journal of Multistate Taxation. Ms. Murray is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of WEB, Inc. (a network of benefits profes­sionals).

Stephen M. Charme (scharme@wsmesq.com) is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars. Mr. Charme re­ceived his B.A. summa cum laude from Rutgers College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from Columbia Law School where he was Writing and Research Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He has litigated a broad array of commercial and corporate matters at all levels of the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York and other jurisdictions.

Lewis Cohn (lcohn@wsmesq.com) is a member of the New Jersey Bar. Mr. Cohn received his B.A. magna cum laude from Hobart College where he was valedictorian of his graduating class and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Cohn graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the editorial staff of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Cohn received an appointment as law clerk to Honorable Morris Pashman, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has since served as litigation partner with several New Jersey law firms and has concentrated in the area of commercial, corporate and professional liability litigation. Mr. Cohn is the past Chair of the District VA Ethics Committee and the Appellate Practices Study Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association. Mr. Cohn has received appointments as Standing Master from the New Jersey Supreme Court, as commercial arbitrator and mediator from the Essex, Passaic and Morris vicinages and recipient of Special Merit Award, Essex County Association. Mr. Cohn has recently authored articles that were published in the prestigious Journal of Pension Benefits and the Pension & Benefits Reporter, and has been selected by the National Business Institute to lecture on topics of Advanced Trial Tactics. He also has been appointed for a two-year term on the New Jersey Supreme Court=s Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution.

Catherine Romania (cromania@wsmesq.com) is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars. Ms. Romania received her B.S. in accounting magna cum laude from Bucknell University, graduated cum laude from St. John's University School of Law and graduated from New York University School of Law with a Masters in Taxation. Ms. Romania is currently serving as Chair of the District X Fee Arbitration Committee of the New Jersey Superior Court. She is also a New Jersey Supreme Court Approved Mediator for family, civil, probate and general equity matters and is a member of and accredited by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators as a business and commercial mediator. Ms. Romania has lectured for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education as well as other organizations, has authored numerous articles including AFor Love, Money and Exemption@, APet Trusts@ and ADisinheriting a Child@ and is frequently featured in the New Jersey Star-Ledger Biz Brain column. Ms. Romania practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, guardianship, elder law, real estate, business and tax matters.

Tara S. Sinha (tsinha@wsmesq.com) is an associate of the firm and a member of the New Jersey Bar. Ms. Sinha received her B.S. from Rutgers College and graduated from Rutgers School of Law - Newark, where she served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Women's Rights Law Reporter. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sinha was the law clerk for the Honorable Walter R. Barisonek, Union County Superior Court. She authored ADot your I=s and Cross your T=s@, New Jersey Law Journal and was selected as a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010. Ms. Sinha has also lectured for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Julie D. Rosen (jrosen@wsmesq.com) is an associate of the firm and a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars. Ms. Rosen received her B.S. from The University of Maryland - College Park and graduated cum laude from Widener University School of Law, where she was Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society. She was selected as a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers in 2009 and 2010. She has authored "Transfer Tax and Post-Mortem Planning" published for CCH, Incorporated. Ms. Rosen has lectured for the NJSCPA and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Elaine M. Cohen (ecohen@wsmesq.com) is an associate of the firm and a member of the New Jersey and Florida Bars. Ms. Cohen received her B.A. (graduation with distinction) from George Mason University - Fairfax, Virginia and graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Cohen was the law clerk for the Honorable Leonard N. Arnold, P.J., Somerset County Superior Court. She authored "Employer-Owned Life Insurance: Keeping the Proceeds Tax Free", AMisclassification of Employees B Risky Business@ and AReinstating a Nonprofit Organization=s Tax Exempt Status@, New Jersey Law Journal.

Kevin Centurrino (kcenturrino@wsmesq.com) is an associate of the firm and a member of the New Jersey Bar. Mr. Centurrino received his B.A. from Moravian College and graduated from Widener University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He authored ATaking Advantage of FDIC Insurance Loopholes Could Impede Your Estate Plan@ and AThe Pros and Cons of the Family Limited Partnership@, New Jersey Law Journal.

Office Location

Witman Stadtmauer, P.A.

26 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 100
Florham Park, NJ 07932-2246

Telephone: 973-822-0220
Fax: 973-822-1188

Directions
E-mail

Practice Areas How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close