IRS Grounding Independent Airline Carriers with Excise Tax Assessments

For several years the IRS has aggressively targeted small airline companies with investigations and audits for unpaid excise taxes.  Multi–million dollar tax assessments, penalties, and interest are not uncommon, forcing many small airlines to sell – it they are able – or go out of business. Perhaps considering it an untapped source of revenue, the […]

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How High Can You Go When Developing Real Estate in Florida? Working with the FAA

For the past 8 1/2 years, I’ve served as general counsel to a South Florida Airport.  Over those years, I have worked with developers and the FAA several times to assess and mitigate aeronautical hazards relating to the construction or alteration of tall buildings or structures.  This is typically a foreign concept to many builders, […]

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All Aboard Florida: What Is Your Blueprint for Business Success?

At one point or another, everyone in South Florida probably has wished that Tri-Rail was on the FEC line. All Aboard Florida – the plan to put passenger rail on the FEC line running through Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando – makes that wish a reality. But All Aboard Florida is merely […]

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