Robert J. Pless

Of Counsel
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Office: (201) 343-0900
Fax: (201) 343-0967

3 University Plaza Dr, #207
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

Robert J. Pless began his career in 1986 with Coopers and Lybrand in their corporate, real estate and personal financial planning portion of their practice. In late 1987 he joined Harwood Lloyd in Hackensack, New Jersey. In 1994 he and Randal W. Habeeb formed the Hackensack, New Jersey firm of Pless & Habeeb, LLP.

Bob concentrates his practice in commercial transactions, tax law, estate planning and trusts. Bob is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey with over 25 years of business and tax law and estate planning experience and has been awarded a rating of “AV Preeminent” the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards by the peer review rating service of Martindale - Hubbell. Bob is serving as "Of Counsel" to complement and support The Law Offices of Matthew L. Holden, LLC on transactional matters in New York and New Jersey.


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1986

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1989

B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1982

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey, 1986
New York, 1987
United States Tax Court, 1987
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Bergen County Tax Committee
Member Since: 1986

Jersey State Bar Association
Member Since: 1986

  • Tax and Real Property Section
  • Probate and Trust Law Section

Former Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law
Courses Taught:

  • Wealth Transfer Tax
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
  • Drafting Wills and Trusts
  • Tax Law for the General Practitioner

Adjunct Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson MS Taxation Program, 1991-1992

Associate Editor, Probate and Property an American Bar Association Publication, 1993-1995

Co-Chairman, Bergen County Estate Planning and Probate Committee, 1994, 1996, 1997 & 1999

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