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Michael Fernhoff

Michael Fernhoff

Partner

Michael Fernhoff is a partner in the Tax Department. Mike has substantial experience in all aspects of federal, state and local income tax planning for complex corporate and real estate transactions, including:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • partnerships, and joint ventures

  • reorganizations, recapitalizations and restructurings

  • capital markets offerings

  • financings

  • real estate

  • tax litigation

  • executive and deferred compensation

Mike has significant experience structuring and implementing international as well as domestic business transactions.

Mike has been recognized by both Chambers USA and Legal 500, who note his sophisticated transactional work, as well as comprehensive income tax planning from federal to local levels and his work on international structuring matters. Additionally, Mike was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Tax Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles, an honor bestowed on only one tax lawyer a year.

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IRS Answers Some, but Not All, Questions in Long-awaited Cryptocurrency Guidance

The first official guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions in more than five years has been issued. The guidance includes both a Revenue Ruling (Rev. Rul. 2019-24, 2019-44 I.R.B. 1) and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Virtual Currency Transactions (the “FAQs,” together with Revenue Ruling 2019-24, the “Guidance”) was issued on October 9, 2019 by … Continue Reading
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