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Scott H. Novak

Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney at Roseland, NJ

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 38 years
    New York - NY 39 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

The help that Scott Novak provides to his tax clients revolves around the philosophy
that there is a solution to every problem, no matter how difficult the problem is.
Most tax problems are solved through strategy and negotiation.  Another core belief
is that most tax problems of consequence are better solved by a representative,
rather than the taxpayer with the problem.  Many clients come to Mr. Novak after
they have already made contact with the IRS or the state.  In some instances, this
contact has unintended negative results.  Don’t put yourself in that situation.  A
representative is not emotionally involved in the matter and knows how to protect
your rights. 

Highly skilled at navigating the confusing laws, regulations, protocols, settlement
negotiations, and mediations on behalf of his clients, Scott Novak handles many
different types of matters.

I encourage you to take advantage of a free initial telephone call to discuss your matter.


Post Polak Goodsell & Strauchler, PA
425 Eagle Rock Ave
Suite 200
Roseland, NJ, 07068

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Posted by Barbara | March 28, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!!!
I called mr.novak in regards to a letter I recieved from the IRS. I was concerned about it’s authenticty amoungst other concerns I had as well. I left him a voice mail and he immediately called me back! Mr Novak took his time to understand my concern, and walked me through understanding exactly what was happening. From the very beginning of our conversation, he was inquisitive and attentive and showed that he cared about my concern. He suggested some strategies I should use needless to say it all worked out!!
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Posted by Susanne | March 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Precise
Scott Novak is an amazing tax attorney that got a very complicated situation resolved. He was always a gentleman, extremely helpful and knew exactly what he was doing. We were very impressed and would highly recommend Scott to anyone in need of his services.
Posted by Joseph | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax solutions
I love the follow up, constant communication and treats me like he cares.
Posted by Lydia P. | March 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
IRS tax challenge
I highly recommend Scott Novak. He has been assisting us with a challenging tax situation which looks to soon be favorably resolved. Scott is knowledgeable, dependable and a pleasure to work with. A true professional who helped us through a very rough time. I can confidently recommend his services to anyone in need of a good tax attorney.
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Posted by Donna | March 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Blessing
I had to travel out-of-state to my sister's home to mourn her death and handle all the business that must be dealt with at this sad and stressful time. She did not leave a will or a little book with all her wishes, as our mother had. I was referred to Scott Novak, who immediately gave me the comfort and support I needed, telling me at the end of our first meeting, "Go in peace." I did; and Scott continued to deal with all the details that, at first glance, appeared simple, but became more complicated. Almost a year-and-a-half later, he let me know he was finished. He communicated regularly to keep me informed through the entire process. I am forever grateful to be blessed with Scott coming into my life at this challenging time.
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Posted by Bob Mazzola | March 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
IRS Lien removal
Scott did an excellent job in having an IRS tax lien removed on a property we purchased. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Louis J. | February 19, 2015
My experienced with Mr. Scott H Novak
Three years ago I hired Mr. Novak to handle a very serious and complex legal problem. For two years, he worked on the case and overcame a lot of obstacles. At the end of two years, he was able to achieved an excellent result. I would recommend Mr. Novak highly.
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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Post Polak Goodsell & Strauchler, PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Principal
  • Scott H. Novak, Attorney at Law, LLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Tax Attorney
  • MetLife
  • 1985 - 1998


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 1989
  • Temple Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981


  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Bergen County Bar Association - Tax Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • The New Tax Law
  • 2018
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Business and the Law
  • 2016
  • Accountant Continuing Education
  • Foreign Accounts and IRS Collections
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • The Undisclosed Foreign Bank Account: Kiss Your Assets Goodbye
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Ethical Practice for Tax Lawyers: Ethical Concepts for All Attorneys
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • Tax Traps - Marriage and Divorce
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • What to do When Your Client Owes a Bundle to the IRS
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Can Lawyers Learn to be Happy and Ethical at the Same Time
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • What Every Lawyer Should Know about the IRS
  • 2011
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Roseland Tax fraud and tax evasion Lawyer Scott H. Novak
Scott H. Novak
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney
Roseland, NJ
Licensed for 39 years