JD, LLM, Director
Joy Matak is a tax director at CohnReznick and Co-Leader of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates practice. She has more than 18 years of experience as a wealth transfer strategist with an extensive background in providing tax services to multi-generational wealth families, owners of closely-held businesses, and high net-worth individuals and their trusts and estates.
Joy provides clients with diverse wealth transfer strategy planning to accomplish estate planning and business succession goals. She also performs tax compliance including gift tax, estate tax, and income tax returns for trusts and estates, as well as consulting services related to generation skipping including transfer tax planning, asset protection, life insurance structuring, and post-mortem planning.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, Joy was a senior tax manager at a Top 20 accounting firm. Early in her career, she was a principal in a Virginia-based law firm and also worked as a senior associate in the growing trusts and estates groups of one of the leading commercial law firms in New Jersey. Joy has spoken for the Greater Middlesex/Somerset Estate Planning Council and published articles for the Hudson County Business Journal and Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal on a variety of topics including wealth transfer strategies, income taxation of trusts and estates, and business succession planning.
B.S., Mathematics, cum laude, Seton Hall University
JD, cum laude, Vermont Law School
Master of Laws, Taxation, with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Northern New Jersey