Friday, September 28, 2012
Jay Koren has joined Akerman Senterfitt as a shareholder in the firm's Taxation Practice Group and will be based in Akerman's Miami office.
Koren has 33 years of experience in state and local tax matters with a concentration in Florida controversy and dispute resolution. He has represented more than 125 of the Fortune 500 companies in Florida, specializing in tax planning; statutory and constitutional issues in corporate income tax and sales tax matters; audit defense and protests; negotiating voluntary disclosures; and drafting of technical opinions.
He joins from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, having led the Florida state and local tax practice since 1999. Koren’s court admissions include the Florida Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court.
Koren is a past member of the Florida Bar Substantive Law Committee and past chairman of the Taxation Committee of the Florida Bankers Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Florida Bar Association and is admitted to The Florida Bar.
Recognized nationally in tax law and tax-related litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers and ranked as one of the leading tax law firms in Florida by Chambers USA, Akerman represents clients on complex transactions, creates tax efficient structures, and offers innovative and practical solutions. The team routinely advises clients on the formation and maintenance of their business entities, and develops tax planning solutions to help them achieve their business goals. Akerman also litigates complex and varied income, sales and use, and property tax issues in administrative proceedings and state and federal court.
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