Rocco J. Labella, Member
Rocco J. Labella received an LL.M. in taxation and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and was graduated magna cum laude from Duke University. Mr. Labella specializes in a wide variety of tax-related matters, including estate and business succession planning, estate administration, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and limited liability company and limited partnership transactions. Mr. Labella and Mr. Zucker successfully represented the taxpayer in Kohlsaat, a leading estate planning case. Mr. Labella has served as a court-appointed special master, mediator, and expert in trust and estate planning and probate matters. He also has substantial banking and commercial real estate experience.
Mr. Labella co-authored an article concerning the Kohlsaat case entitled, “Despite IRS Disagreement, TC Confirms Approval of Crummey Powers,” published in the December 1997 edition of Estate Planning magazine.
Mr. Labella is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars, and the Estate Planning Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, and was formerly the President of the Bergen County Estate Planning Council. He is a member of the Peapack-Gladstone Bank’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Labella enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly in its New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, most recently in 2018, and Bergen’s Top Lawyers by North Jersey Media Group in its 201 Magazine.
Areas Of Practice
New Jersey 1985
U.S. District Court, District
of New Jersey 1985
New York 1989
Duke University (magna cum laude)
New York University School
of Law (LL.M. and J.D.)