RICHARD DI MARCO is a principal in Cohen and Wolf’s Tax, Trusts and Estates, Physicians' Practices and Business & Corporate Groups. He has thirty years' experience advising clients in tax matters, estate planning and administration, and business law; and representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Di Marco practiced as a CPA prior to entering the practice of law. His clients include closely held corporations, partnerships, funds, tax-exempt organizations and high net worth individuals. His extensive knowledge of tax law enables him to counsel clients with respect to complex estate planning issues as well as the formation, operation, and sale of their businesses.
Mr. Di Marco is a past Chairman of the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Estate Planning and Probate and Tax Committees of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs. Active in the community, Mr. Di Marco has served on the boards of various organizations, including the Westport Arts Center, the United Way of Norwalk and Wilton, the Norwalk Community Health Center, and the Shore & Country Club.
Mr. Di Marco frequently speaks to groups of attorneys, CPAs, clients and the public. He has lectured on a wide variety of topics including basic and advanced estate planning, choice of entity, partnership tax, S corporation taxation, like kind exchanges, tax aspects of divorce, tax aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy, IRA distributions, generation skipping tax, Connecticut estate tax, Connecticut conveyance taxes, IRS collections and offers in compromise, the net investment income tax, and other subjects.
In 2018, The Best Lawyers in America© named Mr. Di Marco a "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in Tax Law in the Stamford area. He is recognized in the 2014-2018 editions of Best Lawyers® in the area of Tax Law, and in 2018, in addition to tax law he is recognized in the area of Business Organizations. Mr. Di Marco also holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating, the highest possible Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Di Marco is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, and the U.S. Tax Court. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1977, his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1983, and his LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law in 1984.