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Jack M. Battaglia is a partner in the firm and a member of the Family Wealth & Estate Planning and Business and Finance Departments. He concentrates his practice in civil and criminal tax controversies, tax planning for businesses and estate planning for the business owner. He has over 35 years of experience in tax law including practice before the IRS, particularly the Criminal Investigation Division, and the Appeals Division of the IRS, litigation in Federal District Court and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Battaglia worked in the Rulings Division of the IRS National Office in Washington, D.C., from 1962 through 1965.


Mr. Battaglia graduated with a degree in business administration from Michigan State University, an LLB degree from Syracuse University Law School, and his LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School.


Bar Admissions:

Mr. Battaglia is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.


Professional Affiliations:

Mr. Battaglia is a member of the Tax Section and the Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties of the American Bar Association and of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.



Mr. Battaglia lectures frequently on tax law topics and has authored numerous articles.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Tax: 25%
  4. Business: 25%

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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

2 State Street
700 Crossroads Building
Rochester, NY, 14614-1313


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Syracuse University College of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of LawsN/A
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Michigan State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A