Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Tax Planning for Maximum Benefit in Real Estate Transactions, Part 1 – A National Perspective

January 22, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


The tax considerations of real estate deals – development, ownership, sale or like-kind exchange – are often a major component of the economics of the underlying transaction.  This is particularly so in the current climate of rising tax rates, the restriction of certain tax benefits, and where property values still have not fully stabilized.  Getting the tax piece of a deal right and form the beginning is often essential to transaction.  This puts a premium on tax planning at every stage of a deal, to ensure the underling benefit of the bargain is not lost.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to major tax planning issues in real estate deals, including choice of entity, capital gains and distribution planning after the new 3.8% Medicare tax, and advanced like-kind exchange issues. Part 1 of 2.


  • Impact of choice of entity on real estate ownership, including distributions and eventual sale
  • Starting right – acquiring property to minimize taxes later
  • Development period – effective allocation of tax attributes
  • Continuing ownership – distributions and shifts in ownership
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Program Speakers:
Jill E. Darrow
, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, New York
Richard R. Goldberg, Ballard Spahr, LLP, Philadelphia



Jill E. Darrow is a partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in New York City, where she concentrates her practice in tax law, with a focus on real estate, partnership transactions, and financial services. She advises clients on all aspects of tax with a concentration in the areas of partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and subchapter S corporations. She is a member of the Real Estate and Partnership Committees of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Partnerships. Ms. Darrow received her A.B. from Barnard College, her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School.

Richard R. Goldberg is a retired partner, resident in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr, LLP, where he established an extensive real estate practice, including development, financing, leasing, and acquisition. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president and associate general counsel of The Rouse Company for 23 years.  He is past president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, past chair of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute, and past chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference. Mr. Goldberg is currently a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and is a member of the American Law Institute.  Mr. Goldberg received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and his LL.B. from the University of  Maryland School of Law.