The senior partner at his eponymous professional corporation, Stuart B. Ratner focuses his practice on federal, state and international tax issues. Located in Stamford, Connecticut, he represents people and businesses in Fairfield County and throughout the state. Mr. Ratner is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Tax Court. He is a certified public accountant as well.
Mr. Ratner’s tax experience has encompassed both civil and criminal matters. The types of cases that he has handled have included tax liens and levies, penalty abatement, collections, litigation, refund claims, state sales tax appeals, Internal Revenue Service technical advice and ruling requests, refunds, and protests. Mr. Ratner also works on transactions with his clients, structuring them to minimize their tax exposure. He has significant experience with employment-related tax issues as well, including the question of whether a worker should properly be classified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee, and he has worked on like-kind property exchanges in order to qualify them for tax deferrals under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Ratner majored in accounting at the University of Connecticut and received a Bachelor of Science in 1978. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Syracuse University College of Law, and in 1981, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. Mr. Ratner also holds a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law, having obtained that in 1982. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo.
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Practice areasTax: Consumer
- 100% Tax: Consumer
First Admitted: 1981, Connecticut
Professional Webpage: https://www.ratnerlawfirm.com/team
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Fairfield County Bar Association
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- American Bar Association
- Connecticut Bar Association
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
- New York
- University of Connecticut, B.S., Accounting
- New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
Office location for Stuart B. Ratner
1111 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
- Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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