Daniel Martinez

Of Counsel
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Area of Focus: Tax, Corporate
Daniel Martinez
Of Counsel

Daniel has a broad tax practice with a focus on the tax considerations of private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures and partnerships, real estate transactions and REITs, financing transactions, cross-border transactions, and financial restructuring. Additionally, Daniel has represented U.S. and non-U.S. high-net-worth individuals with respect to their U.S. tax planning. Daniel’s extensive experience, understanding of complex business issues, financial skills, and detail-oriented thoroughness, allow him to efficiently resolve complex issues and guide clients towards the best financial and tax solutions for their needs.

An active member of the Florida Bar Tax Section, Daniel served on the Florida Bar Tax Certification Committee between 2017 and 2023 (and chaired the committee in 2020 – 2021). He is currently serving on the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and is an active member of the International Fiscal Association. Daniel is board-certified in taxation by the Florida Bar.

Q & A
How would you explain the practice of a corporate tax attorney?

Corporate tax lawyers work as an integral part of a team guiding clients through all aspects of a commercial business transaction. This covers a wide and multifaceted arena of tax counseling that includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, financing transactions, debt modification and restructuring, cross-border transactions, investment fund structuring and operations, and many others. Some clients will need advice on several of these areas for a single transaction. Every transaction has unique tax consequences and business risks. My goal as a corporate tax attorney is to help clients understand all the options they have, help guide them towards the solution that best suits their needs, and structure the transaction accordingly taking into account all of the complexities involved.

How do you think Bilzin Sumberg excels in meeting client needs?

Bilzin Sumberg places a high premium on cross-collaboration across different legal specialties, which fosters innovative thinking and an exchange of ideas that ultimately benefits clients. This culture of cross-collaboration is precisely why sophisticated clients approach Bilzin Sumberg - the complexity of their needs requires different types of practitioners working together towards a common goal. Clients in turn appreciate the efficiency and efficacy of such seamless counsel.

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2010
    University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 2006
    University of Louisville, M.B.A., with distinction, 2003
    University of Louisville, B.A., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2002
  • International Fiscal Association
    Member, 2022 - present
    The Florida Bar

    Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Member, 2023 - present
    Tax Certification Committee, Member, 2017 - 2023
    Tax Certification Committee, Chair, 2020 - 2021
    Tax Certification Committee, Vice Chair, 2019 - 2020

  • Florida
    New York
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2013 – 2019

  • Russian