Mark E. Wilensky Esq.

Counsel
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Mark E. Wilensky is Partner with Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP’s Tax Law Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2013,  Mark was a tax attorney in the New York City office of Roberts & Holland LLP for twelve years.
     A large part of Mark’s practice involves advising clients looking to sell, exchange, lease, or refinance real estate and take advantage of the tax deferral opportunities offered by section 1031 exchanges, installment sales, and long-term lease agreements. Mark frequently works with real estate counsel at the Firm advising clients operating as partnerships, limited liability companies, or S corporations on ways to achieve tax deferral from an exchange of property without triggering gain from receipt of taxable “boot.”
     Another large part of Mark’s practice involves working with the Firm’s corporate counsel advising business entities on ways to divide a business among shareholders or partners without triggering taxable gain or otherwise counseling clients operating as limited liability companies or S corporations on ways to take advantage of the lower tax rates on capital gains when selling all or a portion of a business. Mark also has experience settling New York State and City residency audits and advising clients on New York State and City real estate transfer tax, mortgage recording tax, and sales taxes.
     Mark chaired the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee from 2012 through June 2014 and is a frequent speaker at Tax Section meetings. Mark was honored by the Tax Section as a Nolan Fellow in 2011. Mark is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Real Estate Advisory Board and is also an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University’s School of Law.
 
Education:
LL.M., New York University
J.D., Columbia University
M.A., University of Chicago
B.S., Johns Hopkins University