Duane D. Sitar: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Duane D. Sitar

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Entertainment
  • Trusts & Estates
Contact InfoTelephone: 678.553.2630
Fax: 678.553.2631
University University of Georgia, B.B.A., Accounting, magna cum laude, with high honors, 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1988; Emory University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1991
Admitted1988, Georgia
Memberships American Bar Association (Corporate and Taxation Sections); Atlanta Bar Association.
BornSeymour, Indiana, January 22, 1963

Duane Sitar has represented a wide array of clients including public companies, closely held businesses, individual executives, record and music publishing companies, and physician practices regarding acquisitions, dispositions, strategic alliances, capital finance, dynastic planning, entertainment and transactional activities, aircraft, and capital equipment acquisitions, leasing and finance, and general estate planning. He frequently assists clients in all facets of their business lives from formation through and including final disposition and dissolution, and has filled the functional role of in-house counsel. Duane has experience in representing medical and dental practitioners, real estate developers, record company and entertainment executives as well as business entrepreneurs.

Areas of Concentration

· Transactional entertainment

· General corporate, commercial and finance

· Estate planning

· Taxation (individual, corporate, partnership, wealth transfer)

· Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations

· Probate

· Health care

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, American Bar Association, Corporate and Taxation Sections

· Member, Atlanta Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

· Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012

· Listed, "Legal Elite," Georgia Trend magazine, 2011

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Represented regional airline in acquisition/leasing of more than $1 billion of capital equipment.

· Represented publicly and privately held companies in both majority and minority equity investments and sales, as well as equity asset acquisitions and dispositions.

· Represented large and small physician groups in establishing internal and external contractual and employment relationships, implementing management, provider and governmental compliance programs, and disposing and acquiring practices.

· Represented executives in establishing employment and benefit relationships.

· Represented owners in structuring and coordinating business and dynastic family succession and estate planning.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Duane has presented several discussions to and conducted seminars for diverse audiences, including programs sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, the National Business Institute and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. The focus of all such presentations was weighted towards taxation aspects including those surrounding divorce, trust and estate planning, and probate.


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Office Information

Duane D. Sitar

3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
AtlantaGA 30305


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