Frank Brunetti

Professor of Law and Taxation, Department of Accounting, Taxation, and Law Silberman College of Business

Contact Information


Master of Science in Taxation Courses:

  • Federal Tax
  • Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax (individual)
  • Federal Income Tax (non-recognition transactions)
  • Taxation of Corporations (formation, distributions, redemptions, liquidations)
  • Taxation of Corporations (Mergers, Acquisitive transactions, divisive reorganizations)
  • Consolidated Corporate Tax Returns
  • Corporations Partnerships


  • Federal Income Tax (individual, partnerships, S corporations)
  • Business Law



  • Federal Tax Accounting (first, second, third, and fourth Editions), Commerce Clearing House (CCH)
  • Exceeding the Standard Deduction (December 2018), Commerce Clearing House (CCH)
  • Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties Between Developed and Developing Countries, United Nations
  • Department of Economic and Social Affairs (assisted in the revision of the existing manual)


  • Rafizadeh and the Tax Court’s Interpretation of the Statute of Limitation on Assessment, Jeffrey R. Pittard, Esq. and Frank L. Brunetti, Esq. Tax Notes, March 2018.
  • Giant Eagle and Economic Performance under Section 461(h) Frank L. Brunetti and John H. Skarbnik, The Tax Adviser, April, 2017
  • Compensatory Distribution of Partnership Interests John H. Skarbnik and Frank L. Brunetti, Tax Notes, March 7, 2016
  • Estate and Tax Planning for Qualified Plan Assets New Jersey Law Journal, Frank L. Brunetti, Esq. and Gary Young, Esq. April 2018


  • BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 1970
  • Juris Doctor (JD), Duquesne University School of Law, 1973
  • Masters of Law in Taxation, (LL.M.) New York University 1977

Academic Profile

Admitted to New Jersey Bar 1973

Admitted to U.S. District Court (NJ) 1973 Admitted to U.S. Tax Court 1977 Admitted to New York Bar 1982 Admitted to the Claims Court (2014)


Professional Organizations:

American Bar Association – Taxation Section, 1977 – present.

New Jersey Bar Association – Taxation Section, 1977, Present New York Bar Association- Taxation Section, 2010 to Present Bergen County Bar Association – 1973 – Present New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee (Bergen County) – 1984 – 1988 Trustee Bergen County Bar Foundation 1994-1999


Honors and Achievements:

Silberman College of Business Teaching Award-1998 Service Award-Bergen County Bar Foundation-1997 Duquesne University School of Law:

Law Review Associate Editor – 1972 – 1973 Law Review – Staff Member – 1971 â?” 1973 Academic Scholarship – 1971 – 1972, 1972 – 1973