Our Faculty

Joseph DiBenedetto

Professor
Department Chairperson

Lubin School of Business

Legal Studies and Taxation

Location
  • @Westchester
    One Pace Plaza W475
Office Hours
Pleasantville

Wed 1:00pm-5:00pm

"In the end it is not the years in your life that counts but the life in your years." A. Lincoln

Education


JD , Brooklyn Law School , Brooklyn, NY , 1975

MBA , LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY , BROOKLYN, NY , 1971
ACCOUNTING & TAX

BS , VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY , VILLANOVA, PA , 1967
ECONOMICS & ACCOUNTING

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, June 2014 - Spirit of Pace Award
  • PACE UNIVERSITY, 2000

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • - SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
  • - CMA
  • - NEW YORK BAR
  • - Tax Court Bar
  • - CPA
    028196
  • - MASS BAR
    resigned

Publications


Kraus, R., DiBenedetto, J. & Girasa, R. Barnes v. Commissioner: Use of the Step Transaction Doctrine to Tax a TRansnational Reinvestment Plan. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Kraus, R., Girasa, R. & DiBenedetto, J. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Watson v. United States-The FICA Tax Dispute Concerning Wages and Distributions to Professional Employees/Owners. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 34 (Issue Fall 2015) , pages 42-57.

DiBenedetto, J. (2014, August). Commentary. The CPA Journal. Vol 84 (Issue 8) , pages p 20. http://www.cpaj@nysscpa.org

DiBenedetto, J. The Best Tax Deduction: The Secret of the Traditional IRA. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7730018/the_best_tax_deduction.html?cat=3

PRESENTATIONS


Kraus, R., Girasa, R. & DiBenedetto, J. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Watson v. U.S.: The FICA Tax Disputes Concerning Wages and Distributions to Professional Employees and Owners. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Lenox Massachusetts

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & DiBenedetto, J. (2015, April 26). North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Inc.. MetLife Litigation and Shadow Banking: Should Regulation be Extended Beyond Traditional Banking?. College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

RESEARCH INTEREST ---


Current Tax Issues; Ethics.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • NYSBA 1976
  • Westchester County Bar Association 1976
  • AICPA 1971
  • NYSSCPA 1971
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 2000

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Lubin TAP [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Review Dossiers of Faculty applying for promotion or tenure.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Made recommendations for candidates.
  • LFC - Curriculum - Undergraduate [Committee Member]
  • LFC - Faculty Affairs [Committee Chair]

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Faculty Council [First Vice Chair Westchester Faculty Council]
    Desc: To assist chair in developing agenda for meetings and to frame overall policies for WFC
  • Pleasantville Task Force - Finance Subcommittee [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Review academic finances of the Pleasantville & White Plains locations.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Made recommendations, chiefly adopted to the University President.
  • CDFPT APPEALS [Committee Member]
    Desc: SERVE AS APPEALS MEMEBR

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Little Angels in China [Board Member]
    Desc: Raises funds for poor children in remote parts of China
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: To design fund raising events and to determine the allocation of funds.
  • Westchester Contract Bridge Association [Officer, President/Elect/Past]
    Desc: Leadership role not inconsistent with that of the presidency of any small not for profit.
  • Westchester Contract Bridge Association [Officer, Vice President]
    Desc: The Vice President is the Tournament CHair for all tournaments within the unit
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Conducted two tournaments at Pace during 2013
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