Choosing the Right Type of Entity

OL069-16  |  On Demand  |  Update  |  Self-Study


This session will cover tax considerations and other factors in choosing the correct form of entity when starting a business. The speakers will also discuss when a change in the type of entity may be helpful to the business. <?xml:namespace prefix="o" />


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1 Tax







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John B. Burns, JD, LLM

John Burns has provided competent and comprehensive counsel to individual and corporate clients for more than 25 years. Hailed by his peers for his trustworthy and practical approach to the law, Mr. Burns is widely recognized for his legal acumen and skill. A frequent lecturer at conferences throughout the country on the issues regarding estate and tax planning for businesses and private individuals, Mr. Burns offers dependable legal guidance with an eye on your timelines and your goals at all times.

Before opening his own practice, John Burns was a partner at two of the region’s largest law firms, Waller Lansden and Baker Donelson, where he honed his skills as one of the region’s authorities on complex asset protection and high-level wealth management strategies. He has been twice named an Attorney for Justice by the Tennessee Supreme Court for his pro bono legal services. Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, and recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Tax Law, Mr. Burns continues to provide his clients with superior service.

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Mark W. Miller, JD, LLM

Mark W. Miller is a partner in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, a law firm with over 450 attorneys. Mark focuses his practice on tax matters, including structuring of corporate, partnership and limited liability company transactions, and is also very active in the representation of tax-exempt organizations on issues relating to reporting compliance, executive compensation, private inurement, intermediate sanctions, and unrelated business taxable income. Mark has substantial experience in the resolution of federal tax controversies, including the representation of clients in disputes before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, the Internal Revenue Service Appeals and Examination Divisions, and the Internal Revenue Service National Office.

Mark holds an LLM (Masters of Law) in taxation from New York University. He received his law degree, with honors, from Indiana University and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Murray State University, where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Mark has been awarded a listing in Best Lawyers in America, which is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. He regularly speaks before various audiences on different tax topics, and has also authored numerous articles which have appeared in publications including The Journal of Passthrough Entities, the HealthCare Financial Management Journal, the RIA Tax Journal, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Mark currently serves as a Trustee of the Tennessee Federal Tax Institute.

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