Law Offices of John M. Clyne,Jr., P.A.

The Law Offices of John M. Clyne, Jr. is an AV rated tax boutique, entrepreneurial advisor, trust and estate firm, located in northern New Jersey which provides legal and tax advice to companies and individuals. The firm advises privately owned businesses in connection with general tax planning, general corporate matters, acquisition, divestitures, and mergers. We counsel and advise individuals regarding general tax mitigation matters, estate planning and estate administration. Our staff has extensive experience in all areas of federal and state taxation, transaction planning and execution, representation before the United States Tax Court, state tax agencies, and the Internal Revenue Service. All attorneys of the firm are Certified Public Accountants and thus deliver a unique knowledge base.

The Law Office of John M. Clyne, Jr. delivers individualized attention to our clients while working diligently and cost effectively to resolve their specific legal issues and transactional planning needs.

Click here for the link to the Law Offices of John M. Clyne, Jr., P.A. website.

Statement of Practice

Section 1031 Exchange Transactions, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate Law, Probate Foundation Law, Planning and Execution for Business Dispositions and Acquisition, Interstate Tax Planning for Individuals, and General Income Tax Migration Strategies. Taxation, Wills and Probate, Estates and Trusts, Real Estate, Non-profit Organizations, Small Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Planning, Estate and Civil Litigation.

Firm Size: 4

Firm Members

John M. Clyne, Jr. (Member) born New York, New York; admitted to bar, 1973, New Jersey; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Claims Court; 1977, U.S. Tax Court; 1979, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Education: Seton Hall University (B.S., cum laude, 1970); Rutgers University Law School (J.D., 1973); New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1979). Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey, 1976. Adjunct Professor of Taxation, Seton Hall University, M.S. in Tax Program, 1981-1983. President and Director, Manton B. Metcalf Memorial Foundation, 1981-1982. Chairman, Morris County Chamber of Commerce Taxation Committee, 1985-1986. Member: New Jersey State (Member, Tax Committee) and American Bar Associations; American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants; New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. [50th Armored Division Finance Company, U.S. Army]. Practice Areas:Taxation Law; Estate Tax Planning Law; Estate Law; Trust Administration Law; Business Law; Commercial Law; Limited Liability Company Law; Closely Held Businesses Law; Closely Held Corporation Law; Insurance Agency Acquisition Law; Disposition Law; Section 1031 Exchange Law.


Daniel M. Brownstein (Associate) born Levittown, Pennsylvania; admitted to bar, 1997, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Education: West Chester University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1984); Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1997). Certified Public Accountant: Pennsylvania, 1986; New Jersey, 2003. Member: New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations.


Joseph D. Sullivan (Of Counsel) born Queens, New York; admitted to bar, 1992, New Jersey and New York. Education: St. Bonaventure University (B.A., 1985); Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of (J.D., cum laude, 1991). Delta Theta Phi (President, 1990-1991). Author: "Comparison of New York State vs. Federal 'Rights to Counsel'," Touro Law Review, 1992. Law Clerk, Honorable Murry D. Brochin, Superior Court, Appellate Division, Morristown, New Jersey, 1991. Associate, Hannock Weisman, P.C., 1992-1995. Member: Morris County and Nassau County Bar Associations; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Association of Retired Persons (Participating Attorney). Practice Areas: Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury; Collections; Estate Litigation; Estate Planning; Trust Litigation; Debtor and Creditor Collections; Medical Malpractice.

Section 1031 Exchange Corp.

Section 1031 Exchange Corp. (a New Jersey Corporation) performs qualified intermediary services in exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, handling real property, personal property and multi-asset exchanges. We have performed intermediary services for properties throughout New Jersey and the eastern seaboard.


Section 1031 Exhange Corp. is an affiliate of two disciplines, each of which is vital to an effective tax free property exchange:

  • Tax Law: The Law Offices of John M. Clyne, Jr., P.A.
  • Tax Accounting: The Certified Public Accountancy firm of Clyne Eagan & Associates, P.A.

We are typically referred to transactions throughout New Jersey by real estate professionals, lawyers, and accountants. We provide both "hands-on" assistance in structuring tax free transactions and advice on potential risks and tax minimization strategies.

Section 1031 Exchange Corp. was one of the first entities - to our knowledge the only entity - to have a specialty in deploying Section 1031 tax free concepts to defer the recognition of tax on the sale of developmental rights by farmers and land owners in the State of New Jersey.