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Sanford C. Presant

Sanford C. Presant

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Sanford C. Presant, Chair of the firm's Real Estate Fund Practice, focuses his practice on providing fund and joint venture best practice business and tax structuring advice to sponsors of the leading real estate private equity funds, REITs, and their local partners and investors in the U.S. and internationally.

Sandy has more than 30 years of experience as a tax and business lawyer for major funds and real estate companies. He has structured and negotiated the tax and business aspects for over 100 real estate funds (including their internal general partner structuring and executive compensation) in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia, and more than 500 joint ventures (partnerships and LLCs) as both a corporate and tax attorney. Sandy is a well-known author and frequent lecturer on these topics as well. Sandy was the National Co Chair - Real Estate Fund Services at Ernst & Young from 2000 - 2005 and was Chair of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Fund Practice.

Sandy served as National Chairman of the American Bar Association's Committee on Partnership Taxation, is a member of the ABA Task Force on Debt Restructurings and Bankruptcy, and chaired the ABA Task Forces on Publicly Traded Partnerships and Partnership Tax Allocation Rulings. He is on the Tax Policy Steering Committee of the State Bar of California, on the advisory board for California CEB's Advanced Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions, on the Board of Advisors of the Loyola Law School Tax LL.M. Program, and is a member of the Advisory Board for CCH's Journal of Passthrough Entities. He has been a regular guest commentator on the PBS program The Nightly Business Report and has been a presenter at the California Economic Summit. For 15 years, Sandy was an adjunct professor at New York University's Real Estate Institute. He speaks annually at a number of the principal tax conferences throughout the country.

Sandy has been a program director of the NAREIT Law and Accounting Conference (REITWISE). He currently is a Co-Chair (and founder) of PLI's Annual Real Estate Tax Forum in New York. He is the co-author of the two-volume treatise Tax Aspects of Real Estate Investments. He has been named a California Super Lawyer. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as a leader in tax by Chambers.

Sandy has substantial experience in structuring funds and joint ventures to minimize UBTI and ECI, including the use of blocker structures(including private REITs) reducing the withholding and tax for cross border investors and tax-exempt.
Sanford C. Presant is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs - Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate - Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs - Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate - Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate - Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affecting Commercial Real Estate, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs - Sophisticated Partnership Structures and Issues – Moving Property to and from Partnerships and REITs, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts – What’s New in the REIT World & Non-U.S. Investors and FATCA; Tax Cuts and Jobs Act International Tax Changes Most Relevant to Real Estate, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Dealer Sales Rules for Real Estate Investment Trusts - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Tax Primer for Partnership Workouts - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Choice of Entity—Business and Tax Considerations - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Selected Operating Agreement Tax Allocation Provisions for Limited Liability Companies - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Negotiating Acquisitions Using OP Units - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Important Tax Developments Affecting Partnership Workouts - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Disposition of Real Estate—Capital Gain vs. Ordinary Income - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Taxation of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Joint Ventures with Tax Exempt Entities and Taxable Operators (Including REITs) - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Tax Aspects of the Initial Partnership or LLC Negotiation - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Tax Provision Issues Checklist for LLC and Partnership Agreements (PowerPoint slides) - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Income Recognition Checklist (Problems) - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Selected Tax Allocation Problems for Partnerships and LLCs (PowerPoint slides) - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Tax Aspects of Real Estate Workouts - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Tuesday, February 06, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Tax Aspects of the Initial Partnership or LLC Negotiation - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Joint Ventures with REITs and Tax-Exempt Entities - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Selected Tax Allocation Problems for Partnerships and LLCs - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Selected Operating Agreement Tax Allocation Provisions for Limited Liability Companies - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Planning Opportunities Remain Under the Final Partnership Allocation Rules for Contributed Property - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Joint Ventures with Tax-Exempt Entities and Taxable Operations (Including REITs) - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Selected Operating Agreement Tax Allocation Provisions for Limited Liability Companies - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, Atlanta, GA
21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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