Scott F. Cristman

Scott Cristman is a tax lawyer with 40 years of experience in federal, state and local taxation. He has been involved in tax planning, tax structuring and tax dispute resolution for real estate investment trusts, partnerships, corporations and individuals.

What do you focus on?

I focus on business and tax issues for a wide variety of clients, including real estate investment trusts, partnerships, corporations and high net worth individuals and families. I have handled the tax aspects of large corporate mergers and acquisitions, the formation of several real estate investment trusts and the formation of many partnerships and joint ventures. Additionally, I work with clients on both federal and state tax litigation matters. 

What do you see on the horizon?

As all governments struggle for additional tax dollars, I see a need to assist businesses and individuals with a variety of tax and related issues. Tax planning and structuring, such as the formation and operation of REITS, will be needed in the future. Individuals and their families are going to need experienced counsel to guide them through the transition of business and wealth to the next generation and beyond.


Scott F. Cristman

Senior Counsel


Phone: 585-263-1377

Fax: 585-263-1600

Syracuse University, J.D., The Order of the Coif

Michigan State University, M.S., B.S.

New York

Scott was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Litigation and Controversy—Tax and Tax Law. Scott has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1993, and was its 2016 Rochester “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law.

Scott Cristman is a member of the Tax Sections of the Monroe County, New York State, and American Bar Associations.

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