John Lee, Esq.
New Jersey and Pennsylvania

John Lee, Esq.

Vice President / Account Executive

2 University Plaza, Ste 206, Hackensack, NJ 07601
1700 Market St, Suite 2110, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cell Phone: (914) 272-5404
Toll-Free:  (877) 230-1031
Toll-Free Fax: (888) 310-1868

IPX1031 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Office

Toll-Free: (877) 230-1031
Toll Free Fax: (888) 310-1868

John Lee, Esq. is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Federal Southern and Eastern District courts. As a 1031 Exchange rules and 1031 regulations, expert John brings a highly specialized skill set that enables him to bring the best legal, wealth preservation through IRC Section 1031 tax deferrals and investment strategy to IPX1031 clients. John is a Qualified Real Estate Instructor for Continuing Education Courses (CEC). He also teaches Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to attorneys, which is also available to CPAs, accountants, real estate investment brokers and tax professionals. John is an accomplished attorney with over 20 years of experience in law, finance, tax, commercial real estate, estate planning, wealth management, corporate structuring, litigation and securities law. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in financial planning and accounting from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. With his Juris Doctor (JD) from Cardozo School of Law and an MBA, John bridges the gap between law and finance by serving clients to maximize wealth and minimize costs. John was not only a general practitioner representing myriad clients ranging from real estate transactions to corporate structuring, but he also worked as an attorney at top international law firms and financial institutions.

IPX1031 Exchange Seminars
IPX1031 provides seminars for continuing education credits as well as custom and personalized seminars on tax deferred exchange topics for attorneys, CPAs, advisors, brokers, REALTORs, agents, escrow, investors and taxpayers. To find out about a seminar nearest you, or to schedule a seminar for your office, please contact me.

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1031 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Like Kind in a 1031?


Exchange pitfalls. What should I be aware of?


How do I know if a 1031 is right for me?

To determine if a 1031 Exchange is right for you, simply do the math. Determine your cost basis, gain and taxable amount. Money, money, money. Reach out to me at (914) 272-5404 for more detail.

What are the 1031 Exchange rules for New Jersey?

When selling an investment property in New Jersey, sellers/taxpayers/exchangers must comply with the NJ state withholding/bulk sales requirements. For more information:
FAQs on Gross Income Tax (GIT) Forms Required For Sale or Transfer of Real Property in New Jersey 
TB-57(R) – Estimated Gross Income Tax Payment Requirements on Sales of New Jersey Real Property by Nonresidents 

What are the 1031 Exchange rules for Pennsylvania?

New Pennsylvania law now recognizes 1031 state tax deferrals. As of January 1, 2023, the PA state tax of 3.07% can now be deferred. Unlike other states, when real estate was sold, PA did not permit taxpayers to defer state taxes via a 1031 Exchange – only federal taxes could be deferred. This changed when PA Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1342 into law.

However, there are still local law issues, i.e., Philadelphia does not recognize IRC Section 1031 for purposes of the gross receipts portion of the BIRT.

What are the benefits of doing a Tax Deferred Exchange?

Some key benefits of doing a 1031 Exchange include:
• Reducing management burdens (no more the terrible “T”s) such as not having to be a landlord anymore (if buy DST/NNN)
• Estate planning such as leaving property to kids in stepped up basis up death
• Cash flow (restarting depreciation) to make more money
• Conversion such as converting 2nd/vacation home to rental or vice versa

How do I get started with my 1031?

Give me a call at (914) 272-5404 and I’ll talk you through the initial steps. Or click here to fill out our online form.

John Lee, Esq. & IPX1031 are a winning combination.

See how we’re different and why.

With offices near Newark, Manhattan and Philadelphia, IPX1031, the nation’s largest exchange facilitator and accommodator, provides industry leading exchange services including guidance, expertise, security and key information on 1031 Exchange rules, regulations and strategy. 1031 Exchange expert, John Lee offers you customized solutions to defer capital gains tax and maximize equity in your 1031 like kind investment property.


Full Service Qualified Intermediary


Superior Customer Service


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$100M Fidelity Bond & $30M E&O Insurance


$50M Written Performance Guaranty


Attorneys & Certified Exchange Specialists (CES®)

Let’s talk about your specific needs

Customized solutions for your investment and business goals.

Why a 1031 is right for me or for my client


deferring taxes (up to 35 to 40% of the gain)


greater purchasing power


improved cash flow


portfolio diversification


portfolio consolidation


greater appreciation potential


freedom from joint ownership


estate planning for heirs

What My 1031 Clients Are Saying

W. Hugh Black

Financial Advisor/ Branch Manager, Radian Partners, LLC

I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting and working with Luke Hays, Esquire over the past several months and he is a great asset not only for IPX 1031 but also for my firm Radian Partners, LLC. providing expertise for us and our qualified clients in the IRC 1031 sector. This is an exciting time with large numbers of people selling their investment properties and it is great having Luke Hays available with IPX 1031 with his knowledge . I do not hesitate when recommending Luke and IPX1031.

Julie Dyess

Attorney, Realty Title & Escrow Company, Inc.

I met Luke at a Fidelity Title Group CLE and invited him to give a brief introductory presentation to the Brentwood Crye-Leike agents on the subject of 1031 exchanges. Luke’s presentation today was informative and of great interest to our agents, who now have a new way to assist their sellers and a go-to attorney to walk their clients through the 1031 exchange process. Luke was a good speaker, intelligent, easy-going and approachable for questions. I look forward to working with him on future 1031 exchange closings!

Erik Jackson

Broker Smart Realty

Like did a great job!! He’s an extremely educated speaker. Very confident and makes a complex subject easy to understand. I will definitely recommend him to all my clients. Glad to have him in my arsenal to help my clients.

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