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Donald K. Duffy

Of Counsel 
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Don Duffy is engaged in a broad domestic and international tax practice. He represents U.S. and foreign clients with respect to transactions, investments, and business activities in the U.S. and abroad, including with respect to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public offerings of equity and debt securities, private equity and debt financings, and restructurings and international transfer pricing. Don also devotes a significant amount of his time in representing clients in controversies with the IRS in examinations, appeals, and cases before the U.S. Tax Court.
Representative Experience
Worked on planning and structuring the first IPO of a Florida-based real estate investment trust; worked on numerous mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs in public and private arena including on Republic Services, Inc. approximate $12.9 billion merger with Allied Waste Industries; lead tax counsel in acquisition of resort hotels for publicly traded client.
Representation in tax-free spin-off of subsidiaries of public companies to shareholders.
Counsel in IRS examinations and appeals for taxpayers in various industries, including in three of the four major professional sports businesses; part of team in trial before U.S. Tax Court in international pricing controversy.
Worked at IRS Office of Chief Counsel for seven years prior to entering private practice; assisted Congressional committees in drafting legislation and committee reports; principal author of IRS regulations relating to international tax matters and consolidated income tax returns.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2017, Listed in Florida for Tax Law
Chambers USA 2006-2016, Ranked in Florida for Tax
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
Professional Memberships & Activities
The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Past Executive Council Member, 1985-1999; Corporations and Exempt Organizations Committee, Past Co-Chairman, 1993-1998; Committee on Corporate Taxation, Past Chairman, 1989-1992; Committee on Corporate Taxation, Past Vice Chairman, 1986-1988
American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
Related Professional Experience
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, 1977-1984; Chief Counsel and Commissioner Regulatory Review Staff, 1983-1984
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel (1977-1984): Legislation and Regulations Division (1977-1983)

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Donald K. Duffy

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1979; Taxation
J.D., Western New England College School of Law, 1976; cum laude
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973
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