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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Kenneth K. Bezozo

Kenneth K. Bezozo

Partner

Expertise

  • Corporate Tax
  • Family Wealth and Estate Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Clients and Estate Planning

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Haynes and Boone, LLP
New York, U.S.A.

Profile
Ken Bezozo has extensive experience in representing companies and individuals in business planning and taxation matters including structurings, formations, operations, acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, dispositions, family business separations, bankruptcies and workouts. He also has substantial experience in handling all types of federal and state tax controversies and tax litigation.

Ken is a frequent speaker on business transactions and taxation law topics including mergers and acquisitions, taxation of bankruptcy and workout-related tax issues, federal taxation issues affecting businesses and state tax planning for business entities.

Bar Admissions

New York
Texas

Education

LL.M., New York University, 1981
J.D., Benjamin Cardozo Law School, 1980 cum laude
B.A., Syracuse University, 1977, cum laude
Areas of Practice

Corporate Tax | Family Wealth and Estate Planning | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Clients and Estate Planning | Private Equity | Tax | Tax Controversy

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Entity formations and tax efficient structurings.

Taxable and tax-free acquisitions, mergers, restructurings and dispositions.

Complex tax-free reorganizations, recapitalizations and workouts.

Roll-up of numerous business entities into a pre-IPO business unit.

Entity structurings and restructurings to minimize state franchise and sales and use tax liability.

Analyze complex federal and state tax issues in insolvency, bankruptcy and workout transactions.

Mr. Bezozo also has represented taxpayers in hundreds of federal and state tax controversies, including: Audits, appeals and tax hearings relating to audits, examinations, liens and levies, collection matters, etc. Tax litigation at the state and federal levels, including with the Texas Comptroller, IRS District Counsel and the U.S. Department of Justice

Articles

CARES Act Relief Checklist: Considerations in Deciding What Relief is Right for Your Business
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) offers relief to businesses affected by COVID-19 through various programs, including forgivable loans and federal income tax credits. However, the CARES Act prevents businesses from claiming certain benefits that are considered duplicative...

Business Tax Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). This historic $2 trillion relief package received bipartisan support and is part of the third wave of federal government support as the nation copes with the acute economic fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CARES Act, among other things, aims to provide significant aid to businesses and employees...

Breaking Tax News for 3/21/2020 - IRS Extends April 15 Payment and Filing Due Date Because of the COVID-19 Emergency
Haynes and Boone, LLP, March 2020

In IRS Notice 2020-18, the IRS extended the deadline for specified U.S. federal income tax payments and federal income tax returns due April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.IRS Notice 2020-18 supersedes IRS Notice 2020-17 which only extended the deadline for specified tax payments (see our prior coverage here). The extension applies to any person with a federal income tax payment and/or federal income tax return due April 15, 2020...

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