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Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and Brad Sklar to Speak about LLC's at ASCPA Webinar

September 3, 2013

The law firm of Sirote & Permutt, P.C. is pleased to present a webinar series about tax legal issues for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).

In collaboration with the ASCPA, Sirote attorneys Ronald Levitt and Brad Sklar will present the topic, “Use of State Law LLC’s as S Corporations” on September 11, 2013. They will discuss the tax advantages of operating as an S Corporation, rather than as a partnership, for federal tax purposes; the non-tax advantages of operating as an LLC for state law purposes; and other special tax considerations that apply to the operation of a state law LLC as an S Corporation for federal tax purposes.

The webinar is approved for Continuing Education Credit by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. To register for any webinar of the series, visit www.ascpa.org.

Levitt’s legal practice focuses on business and tax planning issues, particularly for closely held and family owned businesses. He counsels clients in business planning, succession planning, entity formation, representation of S Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and other flow-through entities, mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, and healthcare law. Additionally, Levitt handles federal and state controversy matters, estate planning and charitable deduction planning, including planning and defending conservation easements. Mr. Levitt is the former chair of the S Corporation Committee of the ABA Tax Section, and of the Alabama Bar Association's Tax Section and served as President of the Federal Tax Clinic and of the Birmingham Tax Forum. Best Lawyers in America selected him as Birmingham’s “2012 Best Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law. A Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney for over 20 years and a fellow and a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Tax Council, Mr. Levitt speaks nationally on income tax related topics. He is a frequent author, including being a co-author of the treatise: Tax Planning for S Corporations (2d Ed.), published by Lexis/Nexis.

Sklar serves on the law firm’s Board of Directors and is a past co-chair of the Corporate & Tax Group. Sklar’s practice focuses on business and tax planning issues at federal, state and local levels. He counsels clients in tax and business planning, succession planning and entity formation. He was the principal draftsperson of Alabama’s Limited Liability Company Act and frequently advises clients on sophisticated real estate structuring transactions. Sklar, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and a 2013 Birmingham Legal Leader, is also listed in Chambers USA for Corporate/Commercial Law. He is listed as a Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorneys” and in the Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, he is a Fellow in the Alabama Law Foundation and a past president of the Federal Tax Clinic. He is the Co-Chair of the American Institute on Federal Taxation.

Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Group represents many clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and various state taxing authorities. Our representation includes audits, settlement negotiations and abatement proceedings, as well as tax litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court, and the U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals.

Many of the firm’s activities involve sophisticated tax planning for individuals and closely held and publicly owned businesses.

ASCPA consists of 11 chapters across Alabama. The organization’s mission is to unite the profession of accountancy; to promote and maintain high professional, ethical and moral standards; and to promote the professional interests of Certified Public Accountants.

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