Nathaniel G. Dutt

Of Counsel
Area of Focus: Corporate & Finance, Tax, Affordable Housing & Tax Credit
Nathaniel G. Dutt
Of Counsel

Combining his extensive knowledge of tax law with his long-track record of advising on corporate and business matters, Nathaniel (“Nate”) Dutt counsels a wide array of clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, divestitures, restructurings, syndications, investments, purchases, sales, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.  In doing so, he advises clients on the income tax consequences of various business entities, potential transactions, and ventures involved, with special emphasis and particular consideration for the rules of partnerships, S corporations, deferred compensation, financial instruments, and tax credits.  His tax credit practice includes advising clients on Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), as well as Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs), for affordable housing developments.

Q & A
What do you find challenging about the practice of corporate and business law?
Certainly, it is the fact that no two transactions are the same, which means that both the challenges to be overcome and the potential solutions to be explored are quite varied. Given the complexities unique to each matter, my practice pushes me to become familiar with both the legal issues involved in a transaction, but also the business environment of the client. This challenge of knowing both the legal and business nuances is also what makes corporate and business law so interesting. For each transaction, I must bring to bear my wide-ranging experience and legal acumen to craft innovative solutions tailored to the client’s needs, whether in regards to business entity selection, governance issues, drafting documents, or tax planning strategies.
What is an area of business that you believe is primed for growth in the coming years?
As many people know, most areas of the country are going through an affordable housing crisis. The causes for such a situation may vary from one metro area, state or region to another - but in almost all cases, part of the solution is the increased provision of affordable and workforce housing. Developers and investors will, no doubt, pursue such projects, but part of what makes them profitable are the complex tax credits, tax abatements, tax deductions and other incentives and subsidies that are offered and provided by federal, state, and local authorities. As investors and developers seek to capitalize on this demand, experienced counsel will be indispensable in taking advantage of the tax and non-tax benefits of affordable housing developments.
  • University of Florida, L.L.M., 2013
    Nova Southeastern University, M.B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
    Nova Southeastern University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
    University of Pittsburgh, B.S., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Florida
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2021- present); Tax Law (2022 - present)