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Seymour Goldberg, CPA, MBA, JD

Senior partner in the law firm of Goldberg & Goldberg, P.C., Melville, New York. Professor Emeritus of Law and Taxation at Long Island University. Former director of the Tax Institute of C.W. Post Campus. Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Federal Estate and Gift Taxation from St. John’s University School of Law.

CLE instructor for many professional organizations including the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, NJICLE, City Bar Center for CLE, local bar associations and law schools.

Authored 4 manuals for the American Bar Association on IRAs and on Trusts.

Formerly associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Goldberg handles probate matters, tax disputes with the IRS and the IRS appeals office, IRA penalty waivers and New York State Department of Taxation tax disputes. Represents clients in IRS ruling requests (over 75). Wrote an amicus brief in the 2014 inherited IRA Supreme Court Case, Clark v. Rameker.

His manuals for the American Bar Association can be found in over 100 law school libraries throughout the United States. 

Mr. Goldberg has conducted continuing education courses with the IRS on the retirement distribution rules. He has recommended corrections to IRS Publication 590 working pro bono with the IRS and then Congressman Steve Israel. This resulted in IRS revisions and the adoption of IRS Publication 590-A and IRS Publication 590-B.

He is the recipient of Outstanding Discussion Leader Awards from both the AICPA and the Foundation for Accounting Education. He has conducted well over 300 CPE programs in the field of taxation including over 100 CPE programs involving IRAs and IRA Compliance issues.

Mr. Goldberg has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Money Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. He has also been  interviewed on CNN, CNBC and WCBS.

Mr. Goldberg can be reached through his website at

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