squaresDONALD ZIEF, CPA, JD.
Managing Director

Don possesses extensive experience in real estate transactions, with a subspecialty in REITs and opportunity funds. Most recently, Don was a Managing Director of Taxation and REIT Tax Services for FTI/Schonbraun McCann. Prior to joining FTI, Don was Director – Real Estate Services for KPMG in the New York City office and spent a number of years in private practice with major New York City law firms. Don has provided comprehensive tax analysis in connection with a broad variety of structured finance and real estate transactions. He has in–depth transactional experience in partnership taxation issues and structuring REIT and publicly traded partnerships, IPOs, and secondary offerings, and in the structuring of funds for tax-exempt entity investment in U.S. real estate. Don also has substantial experience in advising clients with respect to joint ventures, UBTI, REIT, and partnership issues as well as tax planning for closely held businesses.

Don is a co-author of the Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook, which has been published annually since 1987. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School and recently completed teaching a course in the Taxation of Real Estate Transactions. Don is a licensed CPA in New York and is licensed to practice before the New York and New Jersey Bars. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations.

Don received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College, his MBA from Lehigh University, his JD from Rutgers Law School, and his Master of Laws (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.

Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate

Service Specialties

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • REITs
  • Opportunity Funds
  • Comprehensive Tax Analysis
  • IPOs
  • Secondary Offerings
  • Tax Exempt Entity Investment
  • Joint Venture and UBT

 

 




squaresDONALD ZIEF, CPA, JD.
Managing Director

Don possesses extensive experience in real estate transactions, with a subspecialty in REITs and opportunity funds. Most recently, Don was a Managing Director of Taxation and REIT Tax Services for FTI/Schonbraun McCann. Prior to joining FTI, Don was Director – Real Estate Services for KPMG in the New York City office and spent a number of years in private practice with major New York City law firms. Don has provided comprehensive tax analysis in connection with a broad variety of structured finance and real estate transactions. He has in–depth transactional experience in partnership taxation issues and structuring REIT and publicly traded partnerships, IPOs, and secondary offerings, and in the structuring of funds for tax-exempt entity investment in U.S. real estate. Don also has substantial experience in advising clients with respect to joint ventures, UBTI, REIT, and partnership issues as well as tax planning for closely held businesses.

Don is a co-author of the Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook, which has been published annually since 1987. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School and recently completed teaching a course in the Taxation of Real Estate Transactions. Don is a licensed CPA in New York and is licensed to practice before the New York and New Jersey Bars. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations.

Don received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College, his MBA from Lehigh University, his JD from Rutgers Law School, and his Master of Laws (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.

Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate

Service Specialties

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • REITs
  • Opportunity Funds
  • Comprehensive Tax Analysis
  • IPOs
  • Secondary Offerings
  • Tax Exempt Entity Investment
  • Joint Venture and UBT


 

 

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