Matthew E. Rappaport, Esq., LL.M.

Personal Information

  • Position: Vice Managing Partner
  • Practice Areas: Taxation, Private Client
  • Phone: 212-203-3255
  • Email:

Professional Experience

Matthew chairs FRB’s Taxation and Private Client Groups. He concentrates his practice in Taxation as it relates to Real Estate, Closely Held Businesses, Private Equity Funds, and Trusts & Estates.  He advises clients regarding tax planning, structuring, and compliance for commercial real estate projects, all stages of the business life cycle, generational wealth transfer, family business succession, and executive compensation.  He also collaborates with other attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance professionals when they encounter matters requiring a threshold level of tax law expertise.

Matthew is known for his work on complex deals involving advanced tax considerations, such as Section 1031 Exchanges, the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program, Freeze Partnerships, Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions, and Qualified Small Business Stock.  He has served as a trusted advisor for prominent real estate funds, executives of multinational corporations, venture capitalists, successful startup businesses, ultra-high net worth families, and clients seeking creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems requiring tax-focused analysis.


  • Georgetown University Law Center – Master of Laws, Taxation
  • Georgetown University Law Center – Juris Doctor
  • Washington University in St. Louis – Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Section on Taxation – Sales Exchanges & Basis Committee – Vice Chair
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association – Past Vice Chair of the Taxation Committee

Areas of Concentration

  • Private Client – Asset Protection
  • Private Client – Estate & Trust Administration
  • Private Client – Estate Planning & Structuring
  • Private Client – Family Business Planning & Succession
  • Taxation – Controversies & Litigation
  • Taxation – International & Domestic
  • Taxation – Planning, Structuring, and Compliance

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