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Michael Burwick

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Overview

Michael Burwick is a tax, corporate, and securities attorney focusing on tax deferral, tax mitigation, and tax minimization. Mr. Burwick has developed and successfully implemented numerous tax strategies taken directly from heretofore sparsely used sections the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

In employing these strategies, Mr. Burwick has helped businesses of sizes ranging from several million dollars to several hundred million dollars, high-net-worth individuals, families, and trusts navigate the timing and payment of both capital gains and ordinary income taxes in a way that has saved these taxpayers a great deal of money and has resulted in capital that would have otherwise been paid in the form of taxes at the time of sale be put to work for the taxpayer whereby the taxes have been deferred over time.

Mr. Burwick’s clients come from many different sectors and industries.  In the sports, media and entertainment area, Mr. Burwick collaborates with professional sports agents and advisors in working with players across the sports spectrum on tax minimization and deferral, often with respect to their outside businesses and investments that were acquired from their sports earnings and endorsement income.

Mr. Burwick has a plethora of clients from the agricultural sector. He focuses on these clients as he can harness the power of specific provisions in the IRC that provide tremendous, but rarely used, tax benefits for the agricultural industry. As defined by the IRC, this includes timber, livestock, fisheries, nurseries, and many other businesses that fall within the IRC definition of agriculture.

Mr. Burwick frequently writes and speaks on tax law, sports law, and other issues. He serves on the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks (New England). He also plays an active philanthropic role at The New England Center for Children (NECC), a residential and day program serving autistic children since 1975, where his son, Spencer, has been a residential student since 2014.

 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts (Candidate for Admission on Motion)

Education

  • L.L.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, with honors, 2012
  • L.L.M. in Securities Law and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center, with honors, 2011
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1995
  • B.A., Boston University, magna cum laude, with Distinction, 1991
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Georgetown Law Advisory Board, Member
  • Autism Speaks, New England Board of Directors
  • The New England Center for Children, Host Committee Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • National Basketball Players Association, Certified Player Agent
  • The Sports Lawyers Association, Member
  • Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association, Member
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals, Member
  • Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, Member
  • New England Business Brokers Association, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • “Internal Revenue Code Section 453 and Capital Gains Tax Liability” Live Presentation, Barnum Financial Group, Newport, RI, October 13, 2022
  • “Using Internal Revenue Code Section 453 to Time the Payment of Capital Gains Taxes” Live Presentation, Beacon Retirement Planning Group, Inc. and Price Financial Services, Webb City, MO, September 29, 2022
  • “Internal Revenue Code Section 453 and the Timing of Capital Gains Tax Payments Webinar, a discussion with Creative One Financial, Overland Park, KS, September 28, 2022
  • “Using Internal Revenue Code Section 453 to Time the Payment of Capital Gains Taxes” Live Presentation, Beacon Retirement Planning Group, Inc. and Price Financial Services, Webb City, MO, September 28, 2022
  • Speaker, “Protect Your Hard Earned Capital Gains,” Reality Speak, August 2022
  • Presenter, “Using IRC Sec. 453 to Defer Capital Gains Taxes — A Primer,” New York State Society of CPAs, July 7, 2022
Awards

Recognitions

  • Attorney Intel, “Top 50 Attorneys of Miam,” 2022
  • American Law Society, “America’s Top Lawyers,” 2019-2020
  • Marquis, “Who’s Who in American Law,” 2019-2020
  • The Top 100 Magazine, “The Top 100 List of American Attorneys,” 2019-2020
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