Anthony F. Vitiello, chairman of the Taxation and Estate Planning Group at Connell Foley LLP, has been named by the editors of Worthmagazine in its list of the nation's Top 100 Attorneys.
The list, which is featured in the December issue, is the culmination of a year of extensive research by Worth 's editorial staff. The editors reviewed hundreds of nominations by readers, as well as those provided by financial advisors, family office executives, accountants, consultants, academics and others who work with or closely monitor attorneys.
In determining their selections, Worth 's editors looked most carefully at attorneys specializing in trust and estates, philanthropy, elder care, matrimonial and other private practice areas. Specifically, they looked for professionals who combined exceptional legal expertise with outstanding interpersonal skills and great tact.
At Connell Foley, Mr. Vitiello's practice focuses on tax planning for individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, estates and trusts, with a particular emphasis on estate and asset protection planning. He brings his innovative expertise to planning estates from $4 million to over $500 million dollars, as well as advising family foundations, closely held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies on significant tax issues.
Mr. Vitiello has lectured extensively and published on estate planning and related tax matters. He was an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University for five years where he taught estate planning courses. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and United States Tax Court.