Smith Anderson Lawyers Present CPA/Law Forum Seminar on Income Tax Issues for Real Estate Investors

July 11, 2006

On June 27, 2006, Smith Anderson partners, Walter Rogers and Bill Nelson, and associate, Josh Bryant, presented a seminar sponsored by the Triangle chapter of the CPA/Law Forum on Income Tax Issues for Real Estate Investors. The well-attended seminar provided practical guidance on how to achieve income tax objectives through proper real estate transaction planning.

A national educational and networking organization with chapters throughout the United States including the Triangle area, The CPA/Law Forum brings together professionals in the accounting, legal and financial industries.

Mr. Rogers represents diverse clients in matters involving federal, state and local taxation and in business transactions with tax implications. He regularly advises on tax planning for businesses, individuals, trust and estates; resolves tax controversies; and advises tax-exempt organizations in matters of formation and operation.

Mr. Nelson practices in the areas of federal, state and local tax planning and advocacy for businesses and tax-exempt entities. His diverse experience includes planning and structuring corporate acquisitions and tax-free reorganizations; tax planning for private equity funds, partnerships and limited liability companies; general tax planning for businesses; and international tax planning.

Mr. Bryant's practice includes advising on corporate and business law, tax law, and estate planning. Prior to attending law school, he became a licensed Certified Public Accountant and worked as a tax consultant with the Raleigh office of Ernst & Young LLP where he specialized in the federal tax treatment of pass-through entities.

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