- Agribusiness and Cooperatives
- Employee Compensation and Benefits
- Estate Planning
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Sports and Entertainment
|University ||University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 1984|
|Law School||University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1988|
|Admitted||1988, Ohio; 1990, Florida|
|Born||Detroit, Michigan, November 27, 1962|
Thomas A. Cotter's practice encompasses transactional and general business tax planning, partnership taxation, cooperative taxation, international business tax planning, executive compensation, business succession planning, tax compliance and tax controversy representation.
During his career Tom has represented an extremely diverse clientele with respect to a broad range of tax issues ranging from the structuring of sophisticated acquisition and financing transactions for domestic and foreign companies to non-qualified deferred compensation for highly compensated individuals and business succession planning for business owners. Tom also regularly represents both individuals and businesses in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.
Tom practiced law for nine years in the firm's Tampa office before he joined the firm's Toledo office in 2004. He also practiced with a large Ohio-based multinational law firm for five years and spent one year working as a wealth strategist for the private client group of a major Southeastern Financial institution.
He has spoken frequently before professional and community groups on a wide variety of tax planning and compliance topics.
· Best Lawyers in America
Professional and Community Affiliations
· Ohio Bar Association
· Florida Bar Association
· National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
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(Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Banks Not Required to Capitalize OREO Costs
Thomas C. Blank,Thomas A. Cotter,Mark D. Hildreth,W. Kent Ihrig, March 14, 2013
The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service has issued a Legal Memorandum (Number AM2013-001, dated March 1, 2013) (the “Memorandum”), which has important implications and represents a victory for lenders who have acquired Other Real Estate Owned (“OREO”)...
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