About Michael

Michael Lawrence is a tax principal with more than a decade of experience in public accounting. As a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Group, he works primarily with real estate owners and developers of residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties, on tax compliance and planning. His real estate experience includes 1031 like-kind exchange transactions, tenant-in-common organizational structures, and 734 / 743(b) partnership basis adjustments. Michael also has experience navigating Section 1446 nonresident withholding for foreign partners, including consulting with partnerships to reduce or eliminate withholding tax obligations.

In addition to real estate, Michael has experience in the construction and engineering industries, as well as tax compliance and planning for ultra-high net worth individuals.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Articles & Presentations

  • “Unintended Consequences of Trump Tax Proposal,” Property Matters (June 2017)
Practice Focus

Tax Compliance
Tax Planning & Consulting
Real Estate Taxation
Tax Controversy
Partnership Taxation

Industry Focus

Real Estate Owners/Developers
Construction
Engineering

Education

BA
Colgate University (Concentration – The Changing Global System)

Awards

Long Island Business News, “40 Under 40”