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Joshua A. Kaplan

Area of Focus: Corporate, Tax
Joshua A. Kaplan
Josh Kaplan’s prowess lies at the intersection of tax and corporate law. His license as a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) in the state of Florida adds even more value to his area of focus. Josh helps clients not only guard against liability and risk, but also form new strategies to minimize taxes, optimize transactions, and create long-term value.

Josh works with clients to plan tax strategies across a full range of domestic and international corporate activity, including joint ventures, restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions. His clients include entrepreneurs, start-ups, real estate developers and investment funds, and multinational businesses.
Q & A
What makes you unique as a tax and corporate lawyer?
Tax is such a technical area of the law. Through my years of navigating many different types of transactions, I’ve learned how to articulate tax issues in a way where people who don’t deal with tax structuring everyday can understand the steps we need to take and the outcomes we are working toward. My clients find this approach refreshing.
What does your relationship with clients look like?
I think it depends on what kind of work we are handling. If I’m advising on a specific tax issue, it’s probably more of a technical relationship. When it’s a corporate matter, I’m more involved in the strategy where I take on the role of a close counselor and advisor.
What evolving areas of the law do you keep a keen eye on?
The changing legislation around international taxation is always on my mind, as it is for many who advise clients on tax. In addition, the federal government has been trying to effectuate legislation around carried interest and capital gains for over a decade.
Representation of real estate fund client in the private placement securities offering of a flagship private equity fund comprised of two separate real estate funds, one focused on debt investments and the other focused on direct residential and commercial investments. The funds' structures include ...
Representation of one of the largest privately owned development companies in Florida in connection with a joint venture with a private equity firm to develop a luxury high-rise condominium project in Naples, Florida. Our representation included complex tax structuring, as well as the negotiation of...
Representation of real estate developer Property Markets Group in a $200+ million mixed-use apartment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Structured two REITs to close on the acquisition and develop the project, and negotiated the project's joint venture agreement with a Canadian investor group.
Representation of real estate investment group in the negotiation of a joint venture with a Miami-based real estate developer formed to construct and operate a $200+ million condominium hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Our multi-disciplinary team also represented the joint venture in connection with a $...
Representation of The Allen Morris Company in the development and financing of Star Metals Office Project, a first class office and retail development in Atlanta, Georgia containing approximately 227,000 rentable square feet of office floor space, 35,000 rentable square feet of retail floor space an...
Representation of a private investment company in the acquisition of senior debt of a distressed publicly traded Canadian cannabis company. Structured a "going private" transaction for the company, including a joint venture with other secured creditors to acquire the assets of the cannabis company t...
  • New York University, LL.M., 2006
    American University, J.D., Washington College of Law, cum laude, 2005
    University of Florida, M.A., 2002
    University of Florida, B.S., 2002
  • Florida
    New York
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2015 - 2019