Travis Scales

Scales, Travis

Associate Morristown, NJ/New York, NY
973.889.4236
tscales@pbnlaw.com

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Travis Scales is an associate of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. He concentrates his practice on Tax and Trusts & Estates law. Travis counsels individual and business taxpayers in a range of compliance and controversy matters to resolve federal, state, and local tax disputes. He also advises business owners and investors on greater tax efficiencies from startup to exit strategy.

Travis also works with individual clients on tax-efficient wealth preservation and transfer strategies. Travis provides lifetime asset protection techniques and estate plans tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client. In particular, business owners face challenges when creating estate and succession plans. Travis carefully considers the unique asset mixes of entrepreneurs, executives, and other high-net-worth individuals to develop a strategy and plan that matches his clients' needs. He also has comprehensive experience in trust and estate administration and litigation.

Organizations/Memberships
  • NGLCC – New York, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Member
  • Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
Prior Relevant Experience
  • Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C., Associate, Denville, NJ, September 2014 - February 2017
  • Honorable Joseph M. Andresini, Tax Court of New Jersey, Judicial Law Clerk, Hackensack, NJ, August 2013 – September 2014
  • Honorable Joseph M. Andresini, Tax Court of New Jersey, Hackensack, NJ, Judicial Intern, May 2012 – December 2012
  • Center for Social Justice Equal Justice Clinic, Student Attorney, Newark, NJ, January 2013 – May 2013
Speaking Engagements
  • "Estate Planning for Unusual Assets," and "Multi-Jurisdiction Estate Planning," NJICLE, Summer CLEfest- Tax & Estate Planning Track, Atlantic City, NJ, August 10, 2018.
  • "Planning for the 2017 Tax Act," CPA USA Association, Cape Cod, MA, June 22, 2018.
  • "Planning Considerations for Business Owners under the 2017 Tax Act," Lakeland Bank, Montville, NJ, April 20, 2018.
  • "Porzio Wealth Preservation Seminars: Fiduciary Bootcamp – Executor," Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown, NJ, February 27, 2018.

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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

New York University School of Law, New York, NY, LL.M. in Taxation, 2019.

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., May 2013.

  • Presidential Law Scholar                    
  • Treasurer, Tax Law Society
  • Pro Bono Director, VITA Program

New York University, New York, NY, B.A. in Psychology, May 2009.

  • Dean’s List

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146