Joseph Lipari, for more than 25 years, has counseled U.S. and foreign clients on complex business transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses and structuring their investments. He has represented developers of hotels, shopping centers and assisted living facilities, as well as institutional real estate investors, in a wide variety of real estate transactions, from the formation and restructuring of partnerships for the acquisition, development and operation of real property, to UPREIT transactions, sales, tax-free exchanges, co-op and condominium developments, and workouts and foreclosures, including mortgage restructurings, property exchanges, short sales of real property and other forms of debt relief. He has handled federal income tax audits and has tried cases before the U.S. Tax Court. He has developed an exceptional record in the area of New York State and City tax litigation, representing a variety of clients from art dealers, apparel designers and manufacturers, to pharmaceutical and securities firms, in criminal and civil investigations and audits involving Personal Income, Corporate Franchise, General Corporation, UBT, and Real Property Transfer taxes. He has tried numerous cases before the New York State and City Divisions of Tax Appeals, and has successfully represented dozens of individuals in State and City residence cases, and won in several reported decisions. He has taken appeals to the New York State Tax Tribunal, as well as Article 78 appeals to the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. He writes a bi-monthly column on New York State and City Taxation in the New York Law Journal. He is a member of the Government Relations Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
He received a B.A. from Columbia and his J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
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