Yvonne R. Cort

Yvonne R. Cort

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Jericho, NY

Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP
 | 100 Jericho Quadrangle, Suite 233
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: 516-931-8100
Fax: 516-931-8101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Tax: Consumer (50%)
Attorney Profile

Yvonne Cort focuses her practice on resolving Federal and New York State tax controversies, including issues involving NYS residency audits, income tax, sales tax, withholding tax, responsible person assessments, offers in compromise and installment agreements. 

She is the current Chair of the IRS Long Island Practitioner Liaison Group, and has served as Chair of the Tax Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. She is member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, where she has contributed to policy papers.

Yvonne has published many articles on tax topics in accounting and legal publications, and is a regular speaker for numerous professional groups in New York and Florida, including each year at the Long Island Tax Professionals  Symposium co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (Nassau/Suffolk Chapter).   Yvonne has been interviewed by Channel 12 and on several radio shows.  She has been quoted by Bloomberg BNA with respect to NYS tax issues, by Long Island Business News regarding NYS residency matters, and by Newsday regarding negotiations with the IRS.

Yvonne received her B. A. magna cum laude from the University of Rochester, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  

About Yvonne Cort

Admitted: 1984, New York

Professional Webpage: http://cbmslaw.com/attorneys/yvonne-r-cort/


  • 2018
  • Selected to be honored at the LI Power Women in Business gala. The award, from Long Island Press, recognizes top Long Island businesswomen and community leaders for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the community.
  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, IRS Long Island Practitioner Liaison Group (2017 - present; 2005-2007); Tax Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association (Chair, 2010-2012; Vice Chair, 2008-2010) ;  Member, Planning Committee, Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium (2002-present); Member, Tax Section, NYS Bar Association (Contributor to Reports submitted to New York State legislature); Member, Planning Committee of the Attorneys and Accountants Joint Committee,  New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Nassau Chapter (2015 - present).

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectures frequently for professional groups in New York and Florida, including the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium; New York University, Annual Tax Controversy Forum; New York State Bar Association; Nassau County Bar Association; Suffolk County Bar Association; New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Nassau Chapter; NYSSCPA, Suffolk Chapter; NYSSCPA, Brooklyn/Queens Chapter; The Tax and Accounting Institute at LIU-Post; Zicklin Tax Seminar Series at Baruch College; New York Society for Independent Accountants; New York State Society of Enrolled Agents; Florida Institute of CPAs; South Palm Beach County Bar Association; Palm Beach Tax Institute; Estate Planning Council of Nassau County; the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs; Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association; National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Nassau/Suffolk Chapter; National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Westchester/Rockland County Chapter; Bud Rosner Long Island Memorial Estate, Tax and Financial Planning Conference, sponsored by the UJA; Financial Planning Association of Long Island.
  • "Responsible Person Assessments in New York State: What You Don't Realize Might Hurt You", New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol 61/Issue 2 (October 2016). License to Overkill:  New York State Seeks to Tax Nonresident Lawyer on Florida Income , New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol. 60/ Issue 1 (September 2015). "More than Just Day Counts: Changing Your Domicile Means Changing Your Life, Not Just Your Physical Location", Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Vol 24/No. 6 (September 2014). "There's No Place Like Home, Says the Taxman: A Residency Primer",  New York State Bar Association, The Senior Lawyer, Vol. 6/No. 2 (Fall 2014). Seizing the (183) Day in NYS Residency Audits , New York State Society of CPA's Tax Stringer (February 2014). Baby You Can Drive My Car..... If You’ve Paid Your Taxes NYS May Suspend Driving Privileges for Delinquent Taxpayers New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Vol. 58/ Issue 1 (September 2013).  A Fresh Start - IRS Makes Payments Easier in Hard Times Nassau Lawyer, Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association, 63 Nassau Lawyer 4 (December 2012) "New York State 2012 Guidelines Clarify Residency Rules", National Conference of CPA Practitioners Nassau/Suffolk Chapter Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 8 (October 2012). "NYS Residency:  Non-resident filers should be on alert" (March 2012, Nassau Lawyer) "Real Estate and Tax: Are There Solutions in These Tough Times?", 58 Nassau Lawyer 8 (April, 2009) "Residency: The Hidden Cost of Having a Place in the City", NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter (April 2007); “New Law for Offers In Compromise, Part II: IRS Clarification” NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, December 2006; “New Law for Offers in Compromise: Money Maker for the Treasury, or End of an Era?” NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter, September 2006, and NYSSCPA, Suffolk Chapter Newsletter (July/August 2006); “Nuts And Bolts Of A New York State Offer In Compromise:  A Possible Solution For Clients Who Don't Have Deep Pockets” NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter Newsletter (May 2001); “Hometown Advantage? State Tax Alert” NBA Players Magazine (Winter 2001);  “What To Do When New York State Knocks On The Door: A Look at New York State Collection Issues” 54 Nassau Lawyer 10 (June 2005); “More Ways to Collect from Taxpayers: IRS can use private debt collectors / partial payment agreements” NYSSCPA, Nassau Chapter Newsletter  (April 2005), "Responsible Person Assessments in New York State," 50 Nassau Lawyer 8 (April 2001), Institute of Management Accountants, Long Island Chapter Newsletter (May 2006)

Educational Background:

  • University of Rochester, B.A. Linguistics, magna cum laude
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Office Location for Yvonne R. Cort

100 Jericho Quadrangle
Suite 233
Jericho, NY 11753

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