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Ernest H. Ehling, Jr.

Of Counsel
Ernest H. Ehling, Jr., Esq. joined Reger Rizzo & Darnall, LLP in 2018, and is a member of the Firm’s Estates & Trusts, Business Succession Planning, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Real Estate, and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice groups. He brings his unique background in law, tax, and finance to his practice in these areas. 

Mr. Ehling is an experienced attorney, tax and financial professional. He concentrates his practice in serving the needs of high-net-worth individuals in the areas of tax and estate planning, estate and trust administration, international tax and estate planning, business succession planning, and estate and trust litigation. In addition, he assists business and corporate clients with business litigation, alternative dispute resolution, real estate and bankruptcy/creditor rights matters.        

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Ehling began his legal career as a trial attorney with the Travelers Insurance Company staff counsel in Philadelphia, PA. He later joined the tax consulting practice of Big 4 accounting and tax consulting firm, Deloitte & Touché, LLP. After his time with Deloitte, Mr. Ehling practiced law for several years representing clients in transactional, litigation, and planning matters until accepting a Financial Advisor position in the Global Wealth & Investment Management Practice of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Ehling held Series 7, 65 and 63 securities registrations and Life, Health and Variable Insurance Licenses. 

Mr. Ehling graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.S. in Business Administration. He graduated Cum Laude from the Widener University School of Law (Delaware Law School), where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. He later completed a Master of Laws in Taxation at Villanova University School of Law.   

He has lectured to the public, lawyers and other professionals and has authored articles and materials on a variety of topics. He is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars, and several federal courts including the United States Tax Court and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York where he previously served as a mediator on the Court’s mediator roster panel.  

LL.M. in Taxation, Villanova University School of Law (2001)

J.D., Widener University School of Law, cum laude (1993)

B.S., Ramapo College of New Jersey (1987)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania (currently on inactive status)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association, Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section

Monmouth Bar Association, Taxation Committee Member

Financial Planning Association

Civic & Charitable Associations
Boy Scouts of America
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Anisfield School of Business Alumni Advisory Board Member
Publications & Press Mentions
Co-Author, What Individuals Need to Know About the 2020 Recovery Rebates. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (April 15, 2020)
Author, New Jersey Offers Additional Guidance and Resources for Businesses. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (April 11, 2020)
Co-Author, IRS Issues Notice 2020-23, Adds to the List of Tax Filing and Payment Extensions. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (April 10, 2020)
Author, New Jersey Follows Suit, Delays Tax Filing Deadline by 90 Days. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (April 1, 2020)
Author, The Impact of the SECURE Act on Qualified and Non-qualified Annuities. The New Jersey Law Journal. (March 25, 2020) 
Author, Sixth Circuit: Scope of Discovery to Include Private Commercial Arbitration. The Legal Intelligencer. (January 14, 2020)