Stephen M. Breitstone



Stephen M. Breitstone leads the firm’s Private Wealth, Business & Real Estate Taxation practice groups. His practice focuses upon high net worth clients and their businesses, with a special emphasis on real estate. His clients include private domestic and international real estate owners and developers, closely held businesses, public companies, private equity funds, trusts, estates and charitable organizations. Stephen has the rare combination of skills as a transactional income tax attorney and as an estate planner. This combination enables him to effectively advise his private clients on their individual needs and those of their businesses. Stephen also serves as general counsel and financial and business advisor to a number of clients. Stephen currently teaches as an adjunct professor a course in Tax and Business Planning for Real Estate Transactions at Cardozo Law School. Stephen has lectured at the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, Practicing Law Institute, Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Conference, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management, National Multi-Housing Conference, Jeremiah Long Section 1031 Conference, Federation of (1031) Exchange Accommodators and for many more organizations. Stephen’s style of practice is personal, not institutional; and his clients’ goals and objectives are his priority. Stephen has been interviewed on tax and financial topics by a number of media outlets including CBS, ABC, Fox, Fox Business News and News 12 Long Island.

Stephen is also the Chair of the firm’s Private Wealth & Taxation Institute and Chair of American Bar Association’s Sales, Exchanges and Basis Committee and the SEB Committee has primary jurisdiction over 1031 exchanges and Opportunity Zones. 

Bar Admissions 



  • AV-Preeminent
    • Martindale-Hubbell
  • NYU Institute on Federal Taxation
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Cardozo Law School
    • Dean’s Advisory Board Member
  • Adelphi University
    • Dean’s Advisory Board Member

speaking2Speaking Events 

ABA’s Virtual 2021 Midyear Tax Meeting
Date: Jan 26, 2021
Time: 2:30 – 3:30  p.m.
Virtual (click here)