Allan Weiner co-chairs the firm’s Washington, D.C. business team and is a senior member of the firm’s Corporate, Real Estate and Private Client groups. His practice is focused on general corporate and business counseling and transactions. Allan has a strong background in all aspects of domestic and international federal income, gift and estate taxation matters.
Allan counsels clients in a broad array of industries on the business and tax aspects of formation and ongoing operations, venture capital and mezzanine financing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. He has substantial experience advising 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 advises high-net-worth individuals in estate planning, income taxation, investment and other matters.
Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America© in Real Estate law and listed among SmartCEO magazine’s “Legal Elite” for the region’s top attorneys, Allan is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his broad experience, multidimensional knowledge, active listening skills and consistently targeted advice. Allan delivers the comprehensive and strategic business and tax planning advice needed to close even the most complex transactions. He combines a thorough understanding of tax and business law with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, directed to achieving each client’s desired results when reasonably possible.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Allan was a partner at several D.C. law firms, and served as the managing shareholder for one of those firms for many years. He knows, from firsthand experience, how to actually run a business and the challenges business owners and managers face on a daily basis. In addition, Allan also practiced as a CPA, working for the Office of the Chief Counsel at the national office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As a result, Allan can quickly analyze accounting and other financial information as needed. Allan’s practical experience as an accountant and a business manager allow him to truly understand his clients’ perspective and render legal advice that actually makes business sense.
Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Ohio
Represented the owners of manufacturing and service businesses in all aspects of the sales and acquisitions of interests, private investment transaction and related financing matters.
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 owners of office/retail buildings and real estate development companies in private syndication and permanent financing/construction 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 letters and completed spin-off transactions 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 the IRS for tax-exempt organization determination letters and related planning regarding the formation and operations of organizations.
Obtained an IRS private letter ruling to reinstate an S corporation for inadvertent termination that occurred more than a decade previously.
Served as general and special counsel to several trade associations.
Serves as director of a privately held real estate investment/development company.
Serves as trustee for several high-net-worth individuals and family trusts.
Counsel to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Assist in formation and obtaining tax-exempt status for charitable organizations.
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.
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