The Law Offices of Hugh Janow

The Law Offices of Hugh Janow

Tax Law Firm serving the Hudson Valley

Firm Overview

Tax Law Attorney in Rockland County and the Hudson Valley

The Law Offices of Hugh Janow is one of the leading tax and estate
planning law firms in the region. We represent professionals,
executives, businesses, and individuals with a variety of taxable and
nontaxable legal issues. Contact us for an appointment to get answers to your tax, elder, and estate planning questions.

Our firm,
located in Pearl River, New York, represents clients throughout New
York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Our practice focuses on:

  • Minimizing the tax liabilities of both businesses and individuals

  • Negotiating offers in compromise, installment agreements, and tax collection settlements

  • Litigating tax disputes when negotiations fail to resolve disputes

  • Minimizing shareholder and officer liability for payroll and sales tax liabilities

  • Estate planning

  • Probate and estate administration, including will contests

  • Medicaid planning and elder law

  • Advising businesses and corporations on the tax and non-tax issues

What makes our firm different? We will analyze your situation and
tailor a unique strategy to resolve your problem. Our strength is our
ability to study our clients' particular, and often unique issues, and
develop creative and sometimes novel positions to obtain positive
solutions to their problems.

Many of the metropolitan area's sophisticated accounting and law
firms seek out our tax planning advice and negotiating skills to
resolve problems on behalf of their clients where a resolution has
eluded them. Over the years, we have earned the reputation of being
able to obtain significant reductions in tax liabilities faced by our clients.

Who are some of our clients?

  • Businesses and individuals involved in tax disputes involving federal, state, and local income tax, sales tax and payroll tax

  • Individuals
    who want to create a comprehensive estate plan that protects their
    assets from estate taxes as well as the cost of long term health care

  • Individuals
    and corporations who wish to take advantage of the most tax efficient
    strategies when selling or acquiring a business

  • Not-for-profit charitable organizations

  • Families who need to be guided through the maze of probate and estate administration

  • Individuals and businesses that wish to acquire or sell
    Main Office

    One Blue Hill Plaza Suite 1006
    Pearl River  NY  10965
    • 845-735-8385
    • 845-735-1054

Hugh Janow

With more tha 35 years of successful tax law practice, Hugh Janow is most sought after for his ability to reduce or eliminate clients' tax obligations--even in cases where the clients and their professional advisors have concluded that the odds against them are insurmountable.  From around the region and accross the nation, individuals, large and small accounting firms, and sophisticated counsel, have found their way to the Pearl River offices of Hugh Janow for help with both income and estate tax problems.

  • Brooklyn College
    B.A. , 1963
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Law School
    L.L.B. , 1966
    Brooklyn, NY
  • New York University School of Law
    L.L.M. , 1971
    New York, NY

Michelle Frank

Michelle Frank, both a Tax Attorney and CPA, focuses her practice on Tax Planning and Trusts & Estates.

  • Fordham University School of Law
    , 1997
    New York, NY
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration
    M.B.A. , 1991
    New York, NY

    Honors: Academic Scholarship

  • Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration
    M.S , 1991
    New York, NY

    Honors: Academic Scholarship

Lori Perlman

Lori J. Perlman is Of Counsel to The Law Office of Hugh Janow, specializing in Surrogate Court practice and procedure and contested Surrogate's Court proceedings.  Prior to joining The Law Office of Hugh Janow in 2002, Lori was an attorney in the Private Clients Group at White & Case in New York for over five years, serving as the liaison between the Litigation Department and the Private Clients Group.  Lori left White & Case to join the staff of the New York County Surrogate's Court as a Court Attorney Referee, where she supervised settlement conferences and presided over fact-finding hearings.  Lori was later an attorney in the Trust & Estates departments of Graubard, Mollen & Miller, and Brauner Baron Rosenweig & Klein, both in New York City.  Throughout her career, Lori has negotiated and drafted contested marital agreements and complex wills and trusts, and has provided counsel to individual and corporate fiduciaries.  Lori has authored the "Preparing for Estate Administration" and Administration Proceedings in Surrogate's Court" chapters in the New York State Bar Association Practical Skills Seminar Course book since 2000.  Lori has also presented informational seminars on Estate Planning, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills to various community groups in New York and New Jersey.

  • Fordham University School of Law
    J.D. , 1993
    New York, NY

    J.D. (Cum Laude) 1993; Honors: Order of the Coif; Law Review: Fordham Law Review (1992-1993)


  • State University of New York at Albany
    B.S. , 1987
    Albany, NY

    (Cum Laude)