Ronald A. Morris, for more than 40 years, has been involved in every area of federal, New York State and New York City taxation affecting real property. From construction to leasing, financing, refinancing, and sale, he has participated in structuring sophisticated transactions, including split-ownership interests, separation of land and building, equity leases, securitization and sale-leasebacks. He has also advised clients on corporate organizations, reorganizations, redemptions, liquidations, spin-offs and other restructuring transactions; and he advises several trade associations with respect to their tax-exempt status and their ownership of for-profit subsidiaries. He is the author of numerous articles in law reviews and tax publications, and the co-author of the book Federal Taxation of Real Estate, A Guide for Advisors and Investors. A Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, he has chaired committees for the ABA, the New York State and the New York City Bar Associations, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Tax Section. For many years, he wrote a bi-monthly column on Real Estate Taxation in the New York Law Journal and also did a column for the National Real Estate Investor.
A magna cum laude graduate of New York University, he received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard, where he was an editor of the Law Review.