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David P. Burke

David P. Burke

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Overview

David Burke practices in the areas of federal, state, and international taxation planning and business planning; state and federal tax controversies, including tax audits and appeals before the Internal Revenue Service and the Florida Department of Revenue; and tax litigation in the U.S. Tax Court (and other federal courts) and Florida courts.

David has extensive experience in representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, with emphasis in tax planning to reduce risks and create value. He also counsels and assists estate planning lawyers in wealth transfer planning for high net worth individuals.

He is board certified in Tax Law by The Florida Bar.

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Experience

  • Solar and other tax equity transactions
  • Federal, state, and international taxation, including controversy work and representation before state and federal courts, the IRS, and state taxing agencies for businesses and individuals, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Complex tax planning on the state and federal level with creative tax structuring to limit and avoid state and federal taxes in transactions and structuring and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Real estate tax planning and drafting, including entity selection and corporate, partnership, and LLC company agreements and documents.
  • Substantial individual and entity, including, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, and tax practice and representation.
  • Represented foreign individuals and companies in inbound and outbound transactions.
  • Tax and corporate counseling and representation for various sports franchises and athletes.
  • Mergers and acquisitions for privately held businesses of all types and sizes.

Recognition

  • Board Certified in Tax Law by The Florida Bar
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA, Tax (2004–2018)
  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend Magazine (2015–2019)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2004–2009, 2011–2012, 2015)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2006–2019)
  • Tampa Litigation and Controversy – Tax "Lawyer of the Year,"The Best Lawyers in America (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law (2005–2020)
  • The Legal 500, Tax Law

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation
      • State and Local Taxes Committee
  • The Florida Bar
    • Executive Council, Tax Section (1986–present)
    • Director, State Tax Division (1993–1996)
    • Assistant Director, Tax Educational Division (2001–present)
    • Member (2008–2010), Chair (2011), Tax Law Certification Committee
    • Chair of various committees and task forces
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Tampa
  • Tax Council of Tampa Bay
    • Charter Member

Speaking Engagements

  • "Florida Tax Procedure," The Florida Bar Tax Section (1998–present)
  • "State and Local Tax Issues Overview," The Florida Bar Tax Section, Tampa, FL (October 2014)
  • "Current Florida Tax Issues," The Florida Bar Tax Section, Tampa, FL (June 2014)
  • "Florida Tax Procedure Mergers, Acquisitions, and Conversions" The Florida Bar Tax Section (April 2002)
  • "Acquisition of Privately Held Businesses," New York University Institute (2002)
  • "Partnership Tax, Corporate Tax and Advanced Corporate Tax," University of South Florida Muma College of Business Master of Accountancy Program (1985–1987)

Pro Bono

  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Bay Area Legal Services 

Credentials

Education
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1982)
  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1980)
  • Cleveland State University (B.A., with honors, 1977)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Ohio
Board Certifications
  • Tax Law
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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