Charles A. Simmons has more than 50 years of legal experience in a broad range of litigation, tax planning, and the resolution of federal, state and local tax controversies, including five years of tax litigation as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a member of the Florida and New York Bars and has litigated federal and state tax controversies throughout the United States.
Areas of Concentration
•Tax, federal and state administrative controversies and litigation
•Federal, state, and multi-state tax planning
•Federal and state corporate and individual tax planning
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006, 2009-2013
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2012
•Listed, Tampa Bay magazine, Tampa Bay Top Lawyers, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Author, Supreme Court's Approval of Allocation of Administrative Expenses to Income Preserves Estate's Marital and Charitable Deductions [Hubert], CCH Federal Tax Weekly
•Author, New York Court Upholds Auto Damage Sales Tax Withholding [National Association of Independent Insurers], RIA State and Local Taxes Weekly
•Moderator, Taxes Now and Hereafter, Republican National Lawyers Association, Annual Meetings, 2002-Present
•Moderator, Not-For-Profit Corporation Tax Exempt Bond Financing Seminar, Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
•Speaker, Wealth Preservation and Planning Techniques, Small Business Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education
•Speaker, Post Audit: Conciliation Conference, Administrative Law Judge Hearings, New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal, the Courts and Settlement, Small Business Consulting Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education
•Moderator, Industrial Revenue Bonds After Tax Reform: Dead or Alive?, Westchester County Office of Economic Development
•Speaker, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate, Tax and Financial Aspects, Practicing Law Institute
•Speaker, Annual Mid-America Tax Conferences:
•Federal Tax Litigation, Working with Accountants and Outside Experts and Protecting Their Work Product,
•Qualified Plan Compensation After TEFRA,
•Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service
Associated News & Events
06.21.12 Greenberg Traurig Continues Excellence With 51 Shareholders Recognized Nationally by The Legal 500
04.08.14 U.S. Supreme Court Subjects Certain Employment Termination Payments to FICA Tax
01.17.14 San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax
10.26.12 New York Court Upholds Retroactive Income Tax Provision for 338(h)(10) Elections
09.26.12 New York Issues Income Tax Ruling on 'Permanent Place of Abode'
09.06.12 Non-Resident U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders Afforded a Streamlined Tax Compliance Program
06.29.12 IRS Releases New Frequently Asked Questions for its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Announces Procedures to Assist U.S. Citizens Living Abroad
06.27.12 New York Issues Revised Nonresident Audit Guidelines and Proposes to Exclude Vacation Homes from 'Permanent Place of Abode'
03.01.02 New York Affirms that a Contribution of Capital to a Corporation May Be a Sale Subject to Sales Tax (Also at Tampa, Florida Office)