Orlando, Florida – Stephen R. Looney was among the featured speakers at New York University’s 69th Institute on Federal Taxation on October 17-22, 2010 that was held in New York City. This marks the sixth consecutive year and the eighth time overall that Looney has spoken at the NYU Tax Institute. Looney’s presentation this year was entitled, “Operation of the Professional Corporation 2010: Reasonable Compensation Issues for Professional and Other Service Businesses,” which examined the advantages and disadvantages of operating professional and other service corporations as C corporations, S corporations or LLCs.

NYU’s Institute on Federal Taxation is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the nation. For hundreds of tax practitioners, the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation is the event of the year. The Institute addresses all major areas of taxation and attracts attorneys, both general tax practitioners and specialists; accountants; corporate treasury and compliance executives, tax managers and financial planners seeking expert discussion of the latest technical, legislative and planning developments. The Institute is designed for the practitioner who must frequently anticipate and handle federal tax matters. It provides high-level updates, practical advice you can implement, and in-depth analysis of the latest trends and developments from leading experts. Attendees return to work with a wealth of materials, plus the tools and strategies needed to help save their clients’ tax dollars and provide them with better service.

Looney represents clients in a variety of business and tax matters including entity formation (S and C corporations, partnerships, and LLCs), acquisitions, dispositions, redemptions, liquidations, reorganizations, tax-free exchanges of real estate and tax controversies. His clients include closely held businesses, with an emphasis on medical and other professional practices. He is a former Chair of the S Corporations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and currently chairs Dean Mead’s tax department.

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