Stephen M. Vajtay, Jr.


Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Vajtay's practice is concentrated in transactional federal tax and business planning matters, including advising on taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions; the organization, reorganization and strategic tax counseling of closely-held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures; the negotiation and structuring of buy-sell agreements; and the analysis of tax issues associated with equity-raising transactions undertaken by public and closely-held corporate and unincorporated business entities.

Mr. Vajtay has particular experience with respect to issues involving Subchapter T cooperative corporations and sophisticated like-kind exchange transactions.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, a former chairman of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to the federal taxation of, and business planning for, partnerships, S corporations and limited liability companies. Mr. Vajtay served as Firm-wide managing partner of McCarter & English, LLP from 2010 to 2016.

Mr. Vajtay is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2005-2009 and 2012-2018 editions and is listed in the 2007-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been named the Best Lawyers' 2011 Newark Tax Lawyer of the Year. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1989
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1980

Bar Admissions

New Jersey