E. Martin Davidoff, Attorney at Law, specializes in taxation and IRS representation matters. We cater to our clients with a full range of services including resolution of tax problems, estate & financial planning, IRS representation, formation of corporations and limited liability companies, and tax return preparation. Marty’s specialty of tax controversy work – representing clients before tax authorities to resolve disputes – comprises much of the firm’s business. He has also become a nationally recognized speaker and media source for tax and IRS topics.
Client service is a top priority in our firm. Every incoming phone call is answered by a human voice, and every staff member has an email address for direct client contact.
- E. Martin Davidoff
- Andrew Paradis
- Robbin Weiner
- Melanie Cobb
- Frank Marshall
- Amy Marder
- Alison Cook
- Sarah Fields
- Joann Cleary
- Rachel Baldwin
E. Martin Davidoff, CPA, Esq.Marty@taxattorneycpa.com
Marty established the firm on December 1, 1981 with a vision of providing the highest level of tax expertise in a warm, friendly environment. Today, the firm specializes in taxation and tax controversy work. Marty is a Past President (2008-2009) of the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants. Using his extensive knowledge base as the impetus, he founded and chairs the group's IRS Tax Liaison Committee, which enables him to work side-by-side with high level officials at the IRS and other tax agencies, as well as with state and federal lawmakers. Marty has written over 30 articles on IRS representation in CPA Magazine. He has also been distinguished as one of the nation's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" by Accounting Today in each of the years 2004 through 2010, as one of the "Top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners" by CPA Magazine in their April/May 2008 edition, and as one of the "Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession" by CPA Magazine in their April/May 2009 edition.
Marty is a staunch advocate for small businesses. He represented their best interests at two White House Conferences on Small Business, authored New Jersey's S Corporation legislation and frequently testifies on small business issues. The U.S. Small Business Administration named him the Regional Accountant Advocate of the Year in 1997. As a nationally recognized tax expert, he speaks at seminars across the country educating other tax professionals about IRS procedures and policies, tax law changes, and various tax planning strategies./
As one of the founders of Make A Smile Foundation, Inc., Marty chairs the annual programs for its Children's Holiday Shopping Sprees and Clothing Sprees for underprivileged families. Throughout his career, he has held leadership roles in prominent professional associations including the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Marty earned his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management, and his JD from Washington University School of Law. Marty and his bride, Beth, live in Hightstown, NJ and enjoy traveling to visit their nine children (including spouses) and six grandchildren.
Andrew G. Paradis, Esq.
Andrew joined the firm in 2014 as an Associate Attorney specializing in tax controversy and litigation. He assists clients in resolving their tax issues in administrative proceedings with the IRS, as well as in litigation in the federal courts. Before attending Georgetown to pursue his LL.M. in Taxation degree, Andrew completed an extended internship at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, working primarily in Strategic Litigation. Andrew earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Mercer University, and his B.S. from the University of Georgia and is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Georgia. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys reading, hiking, and playing with his dog.
Robbin R. Weiner, CPA, CGMA
Robbin is a Certified Public Accountant for the firm of E. Martin Davidoff, Attorney at Law. She is integrally involved in assisting clients in obtaining installment payment agreements and Offers in Compromise; and in the preparation of income tax returns for individuals and businesses in conjunction with the handling of various federal and state tax controversy matters. Robbin has spoken at continuing professional education seminars conducted for the benefit of her peers and frequently provides training to staff and clients.
In 2016, Robbin became an affiliate member of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. Robbin is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the NJ Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), the National Association of Professional Women, and the Chartered Global Management Accountant Network. She served on the board of trustees and as chairman of the finance committee at Pine Brook Jewish Center for over 4 years. Robbin has also participated in Boomer Technology Circles and CEO Advantage.
Robbin was acknowledged by the National Association of Professional Women as a 2013-2014 VIP Woman of the Year, a tribute in recognition of her professional achievements, community service, and future aspirations. As an Adjunct Professor at Kean University (1993-2001), she taught courses in principles, intermediate and advanced accounting, auditing, personal finance, and computer accounting systems and procedures.
Robbin graduated summa cum laude from Kean University in 1992, where she served as the Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Treasurer of the Campus Day Care Facility, and provided individual and group tutoring for the Tutoring and Learning Support Services Center. She also studied nursing from 1981 through 1985.
She has been passionately active for over 30 years in raising funds and volunteering for many charities and organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; There Goes My Hero; Make A Smile Foundation, Inc.; Junior Achievement USA; National MS Society; and many other local charities and groups. Her hobbies and interests include ballroom dancing, pottery, yoga, travel, needlework, reading, hiking, biking, and, recently, skiing.
Melanie Cobb, CPA, CGMA
Melanie joined the firm as a Tax Accountant and Tax Controversy Specialist in January of 2011. She prepares individual and corporate tax returns and represents clients in State and IRS tax controversy matters. Melanie is an active member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), and is a past President of its Middlesex/Somerset Chapter. On June 1, 2016 she will begin her three year term on the NJCPA’s Board of Trustees. Melanie is also a board member of South County Day Care in Helmetta, NJ. In addition, as the Donations Coordinator for Every Day Angels Foundation, a national nonprofit that promotes volunteerism at the grassroots level, she helps coat and blanket drive organizers across the country identify organizations that will distribute the items in their local communities. Melanie graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a double major in Accounting and Criminal Justice.
Frank G. Marshall, Esq.
Frank joined the Tax Controversy Department of our Firm in 2016. He is an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Frank received his J.D. from Valparaiso University, where he was elected Vice President of the Richard Blennerhassett Tax Law Society and served as lead site coordinator for the school's VITA program. During his time at Valparaiso University, he worked in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic representing low-income taxpayers before the IRS and state tax authorities. In his spare time, Frank enjoys kayaking, hiking, and playing basketball.
Amy M. Marder
Amy, our Tax Controversy Co-Manager, has been a part of the firm since 1982. In addition to overseeing the progress of all controversy cases, Amy maintains her own caseload; reconciles the law firm's trust account; handles the formation and dissolution of companies, including registrations with taxing authorities; and assists clients in preparing materials for audits. Amy, along with her Co-Manager, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Tax Controversy Manual, which contains all the systems and processes used in the Tax Controversy Department. Amy is also involved in the Tax Administration side of the firm. After business hours Amy enjoys antiquing, traveling and spending time with her two adult children and significant other, as well as with family and friends.
Alison, our Tax Controversy Co-Manager, also works remotely, handling a large caseload of controversy clients. She is also responsible for the coordination and organization of tax return materials for some of our major clients during tax season. Alison joined the firm in July of 2000 after graduating from Katharine Gibbs Business School. Alison, along with her Co-Manager, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Tax Controversy Manual, which contains all the systems and processes used in the Tax Controversy Department. In her spare time, Alison enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, any water-related activity and cheering on her children at their respective sporting events. Alison resides in Snow Hill, Maryland where she is an elected official for the town currently serving as the Councilwoman of the Eastern District.
Sarah Fields, Enrolled Agent, NTPI Fellow
Sarah joined us in January 2008. In March 2012 Sarah became an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She also represents clients with regards to state tax issues. As a member of Marty’s controversy team, Sarah is involved in negotiating installment agreements, Offers in Compromise, penalty abatements, NYS residency issues, and the handling of other various tax matters, as well as coordinating Mr. Davidoff’s speech and presentation materials. She recently completed a second degree as a B.S. in Accounting, and is a Notary Public. Sarah is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and in 2016, earned the prestigious Fellow designation from the National Tax Practice Institute. In her spare time, she participates with her family at local charities, plays Irish fiddle and is an artist working in the mediums of painting and fiber arts
Joann joined the firm in February of 2012 as Marty's Executive Assistant. Joann's background includes extensive experience in the legal profession as both a Paralegal and an Administrator for a bankruptcy law firm, providing her with the knowledge, ability and understanding required of her role. She works as Marty's right-hand assistant, maintaining his complex calendar, monitoring his e-mails, coordinating meetings with prospective clients and organizing his work flow. Joann is integrally involved in our client development and in expediting the triage process for urgent client/prospect issues. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has three children and enjoys cooking, reading and photography.
Rachel joined our firm in September 2008 as a Tax Controversy Specialist and is Executive Assistant to Robbin Weiner. She holds a B.A. Degree from Marist College in Communication and is also a Certified Paralegal. Using the combination of her education and business experience, she works closely with Robbin on client projects, coordinates meetings and interacts with prospective and current clients. When special programs are enacted by the IRS or state taxing agencies, Rachel is often in charge of determining the best way these programs can be used to help our clients. She also assembles tax returns during tax season and throughout the year. Rachel is currently studying to become an IRS Enrolled Agent. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, and performing with a local theater group.