New York – August 24, 2009 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Mark Stone, a partner in the firm's New York office, was recently appointed as Vice-Chair of the Federal Taxation of Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law for the 2009-2010 bar year.
ABA’s Federal Taxation of Real Estate committee aims to acquaint real estate practitioners with federal tax issues affecting their transactions, to supply practitioners with current information regarding new cases, laws and regulations, and to monitor proposed legislation and regulations with a view toward providing input in the process.
Stone’s practice is focused in corporate, international, and real estate taxation, where he has considerable experience in the representation of non-U.S. companies. He has represented clients from Europe and Japan in a variety of tax matters including acting as lead U.S. tax counsel for the purchaser in the $8 billion cash acquisition of RJR International in 1999 and acquisitions in the U.S. by a leading telecommunications company. Domestically, Stone has represented complex real estate partnership/LLCs in tax matters arising out of refinancing of hotels and office buildings and restructuring of the underlying ownership interests. He frequently speaks at the ABA and other forums on tax treaties and other international tax matters, as well as on real estate tax issues.
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