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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, acquisitions/divestitures, startups, and real estate. Examples of his practice, which cover the broad spectrum of federal taxation, include:

  • Structuring tax efficient acquisition models including retained equity and rollover equity across all industries but with significant focus in healthcare and technology.
  • 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
  • Guiding clients through business and tax aspects of transactional matters
  • Arranging joint ventures and partnerships to minimize unrelated business taxable income

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.