Federal Income Tax Planning for Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Minimize Your Tax Bite: Responding to Latest Guidance

Recording of a 90-minute CPE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Program Materials


To properly calibrate your company's tax planning for real estate transactions, your tax staff and counsel must stay current with recent IRS guidance and federal law changes on depreciation and realization, capital gains and passive losses, basis and passive activity losses.

In recent years, the IRS has issued a series of private letter rulings interpreting like-kind exchange rules with a taxpayer-friendly approach. Moreover, Congress is likely to pass a bill on the carried-interest treatment that will impact how developers take compensation from deals.

Listen as our panel of experienced tax advisors and practitioners briefs you on key developments for tax-focused due diligence in negotiating commercial real estate deals. The panel's insights into current and coming developments will help you stay sharp.



They'll help you stay current when it comes to:

  • Timing and maximizing depreciation deductions.
  • Structuring and scheduling transactions and tax-free exchanges to minimize capital gains tax exposure.
  • Leveraging opportunities to apply passive losses on properties.


Paul Carman
Paul Carman

Tax Partner
Chapman and Cutler

Mr. Carman’s practice focuses primarily on structuring the tax consequences of finance and investment...  |  Read More

William G. Fendley, IV
William G. Fendley, IV
Tax Attorney

He advises on the federal and state tax treatment of corporate M&A, real estate transactions and equipment finance,...  |  Read More

Patrick O'Connor
Patrick O'Connor
O'Connor & Assoc

His firm is a major independent real estate valuation and consulting practice.

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