Allan Weiner is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and chair of the D.C. Business Group. He focuses his practice on general corporate and business counseling and transactions with a strong background in all aspects of domestic and international federal income, gift and estate taxation matters.
Mr. Weiner counsels clients in a broad array of industries on business and tax aspects of formation and ongoing operations, venture capital and mezzanine financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. Mr. Weiner has substantial experience counseling real estate investment/development firms and other service and manufacturing entities on acquisitions/divestitures, tax matters, business structures, succession planning, financial transactions and general legal matters. He also has counseled high-net-worth individuals in estate planning, income taxation, investment and other matters.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Weiner was a partner at several law firms and served in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the national office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Represented the owners of manufacturing and service businesses in all aspects of the sales and acquisitions of interests.
Represented owners of residential, multifamily and commercial real estate in like-kind exchanges, joint ventures, redemptions, acquisitions, development and related transactions.
Provided tax opinions regarding tenancy in common investment arrangements.
Represented the tax matters partner in the successful settlement of an IRS audit of 200 bankrupt limited partnerships with 3,000 partners.
Represented the owner of office/retail building in private syndication and permanent financing/restructurings.
Represented the purchasers in the acquisition of the operating division from a Fortune 100 corporation and in the related acquisition financing.
Obtained IRS ruling letter and completed spin-off of a construction business from a real estate ownership business.
Counseled clients on the tax and business aspects of securitization and financing transactions, including the formation/operation of real estate mortgage investment conduits, owner trusts and other pooling formats.
Counseled clients in debt workouts and business restructurings.
Completed the structural planning and review of numerous business partnership, limited liability company and corporate transactions.
Applied to IRS for tax-exempt organization determination letters and related planning regarding formation and operations of organizations.
Served as general counsel to several trade associations.
Memberships & Associations
American Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Business Law Section
DC Bar Association, Tax Section, Former Chair, Real Estate and Special Purpose Entity Committee
Certified Public Accountant, Ohio
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Real Estate Law, 2015-2017.
Named in SmartCEO magazine's "Legal Elite" as one of the region's top attorneys, 2011
General counsel to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Assist in formation and obtaining tax-exempt status for charitable organizations.