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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri, 1999
    • B.A., Truman State University, 1996

Erik Edwards' entrepreneurial background serves him well in his federal taxation practice. His particular areas of emphasis are partnerships, real estate taxation, and startups. Examples of his practice, which cover the broad spectrum of federal taxation, include:

  • Structuring and negotiating tax aspects for real estate funds, equity funds, and a wide variety of joint ventures, partnerships, and LLCs
  • Negotiating entrepreneurial-minded clients through "choice of entity" decisions, enterprise growth matters, and exit considerations
  • Assisting with capital raising and incentivizing talent for growing companies (with a focus in the technology and life sciences sectors)
  • Providing tax counsel for tax-free and taxable acquisitions
  • Working with real estate developers to minimize the tax implications of receiving governmental incentives
  • Guiding clients through business and tax aspects of transactional matters
  • Developing fractions rule compliant structures
  • Arranging joint ventures and partnerships to minimize unrelated business taxable income
  • Resolving significant tax controversy matters

Erik has secured several private letter rulings and helped "get deals to closing" in a tax-efficient manner.

Hallmarks of Erik’s practice include delivering tax advice to clients in "plain English" and working with clients' accounting professionals. Erik measures his success based on the growing level of trust and respect bestowed upon him by clients, accountants, and other attorneys.