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John P. Napoli

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

New York, NY, USA

John P. Napoli


Mr. Napoli is co-managing partner of the firm's New York office. He practices in the areas of federal, state and local taxation and chairs the firm's national Tax practice group. He represents both public and private clients and regularly advises clients on tax issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, consolidations, financing, real estate (including REITs), tax free like kind 1031 exchanges, subchapter S corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies. Mr. Napoli has been instrumental in structuring numerous tax-efficient real estate transactions, including the formation, operation and liquidation of REITs and UPREITs. Mr. Napoli also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, United States Tax Court, and various state and local authorities on a variety of controversy matters. He frequently writes and lectures in his areas of expertise. Mr. Napoli has an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell, and in 2011, was named to the NACD Directorship's "Directorship 100" list of "people to watch" in corporate America.


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Darrel D. Wiles, United States Tax Court, United States Tax Court (1983-1985)
  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University (1983)
  • J.D., University of Dayton, magna cum laude (1982)
    • Editor, Law Review (1981-1982)
  • B.A., St. John's University (1979)


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Courts
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Real Estate Sub-Committee on REITs (Past Co-chair)
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section

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