Neil D. Katz

Top rated tax attorney in Melville, New York

Katz Chwat, P.C.
Neil D. Katz
Katz Chwat, P.C.

Practice Areas: Tax, Estate planning & probate, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1991

Education: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

Katz Chwat, P.C.

175 Broadhollow Rd.
Suite 130
Melville, NY 11747 Visit website


Neil D. Katz is the managing partner of Katz Chwat, P.C., located in Melville, New York. Providing representation to business and individual clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties and other parts of the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Katz provides assistance and guidance to clients with their complex estate planning matters, tax planning at both the federal and state level in all areas of taxation and represents clients in corporate transactions such as acquisitions.  He is also the firm's managing partner and is responsible for the administration of the firm and its varied practice areas.

Mr. Katz received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1988. He then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. He is also a 1994 recipient of an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Katz has represented his clients before the U.S. Tax Court, various administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service and New York state and New York City taxing authorities. He is a developer of and the principal lecturer for Katz Tax Seminars LLC, an organization that is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for continuing education geared toward tax professionals. Mr. Katz is a noted provider of tax education to the CPA community, where he is frequently called on to lecture for CPA firm and the professional organizations, including the New York Society of CPAs and the National Conference of CPA practitioners. He is a member of the American, New York State and Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, as well as being a member of both the Nassau and Suffolk Estate Planning Councils, having previously served as the President of the Suffolk County council. For over 25 years he was a professor of Taxation in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, where he taught in both the undergraduate accounting program and the school's graduate-level taxation program. 


Practice areas

Tax: business, Estate planning & probate, Business/corporate, Tax: consumer

Focus areas

Tax law, Estate planning, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations

  • 30% Tax: business
  • 30% Estate planning & probate
  • 20% Business/corporate
  • 20% Tax: consumer

First Admitted: 1991, New York

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Educational Background:
  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., Accounting, 1988
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1994
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American  Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member and Past President, Suffolk County Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Nassau County Estate Planning Council
  • 40 Rising Stars Under 40, LIBN, 2001
  • Top Legal Eagle - Corporate, Contracts & Business Law, LI Pulse, 2014
  • Leadership in Law, Long Island Business News, 2017
  • , Accredited Estate Planner, National Academy of Estate Planners and Councils
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Office location for Neil D. Katz

175 Broadhollow Rd.
Suite 130
Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-683-8700


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

Top lists

Top 100: New York — Metro Super Lawyers: 2020

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