Mr. Benak is an associate in the Newark, NJ office of McCarter & English, LLP, in the Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients practice group. Michael concentrates in the area of local property taxation and joins the firm's Real Property Tax Planning and Appeals Team, which has successfully reduced property assessments, negotiated tax abatements and exemptions for qualified taxpayers, and secured incentive packages for relocating businesses. The Team has effectively handled nationally prominent property tax cases, bringing about new legal precedents.
Mr. Benak graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he earned pro bono recognition for his dedication to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Before joining the firm, Mr. Benak was a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Andresini, Judge of the Tax Court of New Jersey.
Mr. Benak has been recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star for 2017-2019. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology.
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