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Steven Zweig is an experienced corporate counsel, senior executive, and entrepreneur. He graduated the Cardozo School of Law in 1992, magna cum laude and Law Review, and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. While in law school, he worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, Eastern District of New York, in the Civil Division, where he helped protect veteran's rights and confiscated property from convicted drug dealers. He also interned with then-Magistrate Hon. Naomi Buchwald.

Upon graduation, Mr. Zweig practiced with the New York Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, he quickly realized that he was more interested in being in business than in regulating it. He went into educational publishing, where he simultaneously practiced as corporate counsel while also managing his companies' Finance, Sales, Creative, and Editorial departments. He rose in the industry to become the Executive Vice President/Publisher of a $50mm division (Triumph Learning) of a $200mm supplemental publishing company (Haights Cross Communications) and has participated in over $120mm of acquisitions.

In 2005, Mr. Zweig founded his own supplemental publishing company, Comprehension Publishing ( He is also a business consultant, as well as a business and legal writer, in which capacity he provides others the benefit of his experience at every level and type of company, from start-up entrepreneurial to closely held mid-sized firm to large corporate organization. He has particular experience in business development, contract law, intellectual property, labor and employment law, securities and corporate law, financing, and acquisitions and divestitures. He is also a member of his town's Civic Conference Committee, the organization that selects, nominates, and supports candidates for local office.

Questions Answered

Buying an Existing Business and Owing Tax Debt?

When you buy an existing business, you buy many things of value: first and foremost, its built up goodwill or reputation, but also customer lists and relationships, inventory, any trademarks or other intellectual property, etc. But you also buy its...

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Starting a Marriage With a Prior Tax Lien and Debt

Congratulations on your domestic bliss, but you're right to check first before going ahead with a home purchase or becoming a partner in a business. IRS tax liens are very powerful things, and they're forward looking as well as backward looking. That means...

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Corporate Double Taxation - How to Avoid This?

"Double taxation" refers to the fact that a "regular" corporation, called a C-corporation, is a separate entity for tax purposes. If the corporation makes a profit (and remember: a "profit" is when revenue exceeds business expenses), then the corporation is taxed on that...

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