Michael Lobie is an associate in the Tax Group of Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office. Mr. Lobie has a diverse tax practice involving all aspects of federal taxation. His practice includes both tax planning and tax controversy and litigation matters. Mr. Lobie assists clients with their tax planning matters. He advises corporations and their investors on the best way to structure their taxable and tax-free stock and asset acquisitions or dispositions, mergers, consolidations, and liquidations to achieve favorable results.
He also advises partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, DSTs, S corporations, trusts, and other “pass-through” vehicles on the best way to structure their special allocations of tax and non-tax items, contributions and distributions of appreciated or depreciated property, “profits” and other “carried” interests, section 704(c) lockups, tax-free exchanges of real property , and similar matters.
He also advises public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs) on the tax rules particular to them and helps them structure their transactions and investments in a way that is both consistent with their business and investment objectives and in conformity with the REIT rules. He also advises tax-exempt organizations on unrelated business income tax issues.
Mr. Lobie also assists clients with their tax controversy and litigation matters. He has experience representing clients before the IRS at both the Audit and Appeals stages and before the U.S. Tax Court. Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Lobie worked as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen Kerrigan at the U.S. Tax Court.
- LL.M., New York University School of Law (2013)
- J.D., University of Connecticut, with honors (2012)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
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