Marvin A. Kirsner: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Marvin A. Kirsner

West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax & Business Group
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Emerging Technology
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Climate Change
  • Gaming
  • American Indian Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 561.650.7900
Fax: 561.655.6222
University Boston University, B.S., 1978
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981; University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1982
Admitted1982, Florida; U.S. Tax Court

Professional & Community Involvement

•Chairman, Jewish Community Foundation of Palm Beach County, 1988-1990
•Secretary, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 1992-1999
•Former President, Palm Beach Tax Institute
•Member, American Bar Association, Taxation Section

BornCincinnati, Ohio, March 12, 1956

Marvin A. Kirsner's primary areas of practice deal with corporate, transactional and industry specific tax issues.

Areas of Concentration

•Internet tax and electronic commerce tax issues
•Multistate tax issues
•Federal, state and local tax controversies
•Federal and state tax planning for business transactions, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
•Telecommunication tax matters
•Bankruptcy tax matters
•State tax incentives for corporate relocation
•Entertainment industry tax issues
•Energy tax incentives

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2008-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007
•Recipient, Distinguished Community Service Award, Boca New Leadership Division of the Anti- Defamation League, 1999
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, Supreme Court Limits Application of Tax Injunction Act for Certain Challenges to State Tax Reporting Regimes, GT Alert, March 4, 2015
•Quoted, 5 Cloud Computing Tax Tips to Make It Rain, Law360, July 31, 2014
•Author, IRS Notice May Be Obstacle for Bitcoin Investors, Daily Business Review, May 13, 2014
•Author, Sales Tax Guidance Issued on Leasehold Improvements, Daily Business Review, February 14, 2014
•Quoted, Fla. Tax Regulator Eases Stance On Rental Improvements, Law360, February 5, 2014
•Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law, Bloomberg, October 29, 2013
•Author, Same-Sex Spouses Face State Tax Uncertainty, Financial Advisor Magazine's E-Newsletter, September 9, 2013
•Author, Court's DOMA Decision Impacts Income Tax Planning, The Miami Herald, July 1, 2013
•Author, Bill Criminalizing Sales Tax Skimming Software Passed by Florida Legislature - New York Bill Would Do the Same, e-Commerce Law Report, May 2012
•Author, Texas Clears Up Server-Nexus E-Commerce Sales Tax Issue, E-Commerce Times, June 2011
•Author, Colorado's New Rules Cuts Etailers a Little Slack, E-Commerce Times, November 2010
•Co-Author, Got a Server in Texas? Beware of New Sales Tax Rules, E-Commerce Times, September 2010
•Author, E-Tailers Should Act Fast to Comply With Colorado's New Tax Law, E-Commerce Times, March 2010
•Co-Author, Entities Owning Florida Real Property Must Report Changes in Ownership or Control, GT Alert, February 2010
•Author, The Front Line of the E-Commerce Tax Battle, Update, E-Commerce Times, August 2009
•Author, The Front Line of the E-Commerce Tax Battle, Part 2, E-Commerce Times, June 2009
•Author, The Front Line of the E-Commerce Tax Battle, Part I, E-Commerce Times, June 2009
•Co-Author, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Opinion That Encouraged Settlement of Employment Law Claims The Checkoff, March 2008
•Author, Tax Match: The States vs. the Services, Telecommunications Online, September 28, 2005
•Co-Author, Florida Supreme Court Holds Transfer To 100% Owned Entity Not Subject To Real Estate Transfer Tax, GT Alert, July 2005
•Author, The Effect of Bankruptcy on a Subchapter S Election, The Bankruptcy Strategist, September 2003
•Author, Taxation of E-Commerce in the United States, Global eCommerce Law and Business Report, December 2001
•Co-author, Being Held Personally Liable for Debtor Company's Unpaid Taxes, New York Law Journal, August 27, 2001
•Author, A Congressional About Face,, January 4, 2001
•Author, Domain Name Purchases Could Hit a Taxation Snag, South Florida Business Journal, July 2000
•Author, The Future of State and Local Sales Taxation of Electronic Commerce, Electronic Commerce Advisor, September/October, 1999

•Speaker, American Bar Association Entertainment Law Section, Webinar on State Film Credits, 2011
•Speaker, OAS Conference on Electronic Commerce, 1999
•Speaks frequently on topics dealing with tax related issues

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

05.26.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Orange Lake Holdings, LLP and Subsidiaries in Acquisition of Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.
08.20.14 18 Greenberg Traurig Boca Raton and West Palm Beach Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.15.13 12 Attorneys in West Palm Beach and 7 Attorneys in Boca Raton from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014
11.30.11 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Annual Employee Benefits Conference in Palm Beach County
09.27.11 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Palm Beach County Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012
09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012
12.04.09 20th Annual Employee Benefits Conference Tackles Timely Topics
10.21.09 Miami Tunnel Project Greenberg Traurig Represents Concessionaire in One of the First Greenfield P3 Projects in the U.S.
10.15.09 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Palm Beach County Receive Multiple Recognitions

Published Articles

05.13.14 IRS Notice may be Obstacle for Bitcoin Investors
02.14.14 Sales tax guidance issued on leasehold improvements
02.14.14 Sales tax guidance issued on leasehold improvements
11.19.13 Let's Tame The Wild West of State Tax Jurisprudence
09.13.13 A Tech Industry-Friendly Stance On Cloud Computing Tax
09.09.13 Same-Sex Spouses Face State Tax Uncertainty
09.09.13 IRS ruling offers mixed results for same-sex married couples
05.01.12 Bill Criminalizing Sales Tax Skimming Software Passed by Florida Legislature -- New York Bill Would Do the Same
11.02.11 IRS worker classification compliance program offers rewards, risks
06.10.11 Texas Clears Up Server-Nexus E-Commerce Sales Tax Issue


03.04.15 Supreme Court Limits Application of Tax Injunction Act for Certain Challenges to State Tax Reporting Regimes
01.17.14 San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax
12.06.13 FTB Unable to Assess Enhanced Promoter Penalties Prior to 2004
07.30.13 California Overhauls Business Tax Incentive Legislation
07.25.13 Many Cloud Computing Services Not Subject to New Jersey Sales Tax
05.16.12 Florida Streamlines Tax Liability Rules for Purchasers of Businesses and Rental Real Estate Projects
04.02.12 Bill Criminalizing Sales Tax Skimming Software Passed by Florida Legislature - New York Bill Would Do the Same
03.10.10 IRS Memorandum May Impact Treatment of Chinese Drywall Losses
03.08.10 Florida Hardens Position on Sales Tax on Related Party Lease Arrangements
02.19.10 New Tax Certification Issues Facing Government Contractors (Also at Boca Raton Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Secured a Florida sales tax ruling for casino ship client (Technical Assistance Advisement 11A-024) concluding that the purchase of a casino ship, retrofitting, and diesel fuel for operations are exempt from Florida sales and use tax as a result of being engaged in foreign commerce. Secured a Florida sales tax ruling for a public-private partnership developer client (Technical Assistance Advisement 07A-024) concluding that the payment of tolls on a private toll road is exempt from Florida sales tax. Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States. Advises clients on all aspects of Internet and electronic commerce and telecommunication tax issues. Handles federal income tax, estate and gift tax, multi-state sales tax controversies, Florida sales and use tax, documentary stamp tax, corporate income tax and ad valorem tax controversies at the audit, appeal and trial levels. Performs tax planning functions for business and family wealth planning transactions, including corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, nonrecognition transactions, real estate transaction, business formations and dissolutions, workouts, liquidations and wealth planning matters. Negotiates tax and economic incentives with state and local governments in connection with corporate relocation and expansion.

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California Locally Assessed Property Tax - 2015 Assessment Appeals
Marvin A. Kirsner,Norman H. Lane,Bradley R. Marsh,Charles A. Simmons, August 19, 2015
County Assessors across California believe that the property located in their counties is worth substantially more this year than it was last year. Each Assessor is required to prepare an annual assessment roll consisting of all taxable property in their county. In many counties, roll values...

Supreme Court Limits Application of Tax Injunction Act for Certain Challenges to State Tax Reporting Regimes
Jeremiah Coder,Marvin A. Kirsner,Bradley R. Marsh, March 19, 2015
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held on March 3, 2015, that the Tax Injunction Act (TIA) does not bar challenges to state tax information reporting regimes that are distinctly separate from the assessment or collection of state taxes. The Court’s ruling only applies to whether a federal...

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Marvin A. Kirsner

777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 300 East
West Palm BeachFL 33401


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