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Marko leads Taft’s Detroit Tax practice group. He specializes in corporate and real estate tax matters, applying his extensive transactional expertise in support of all tax matters faced by our clients. Marko provides sophisticated and creative tax solutions from beginning to end.

Marko advises clients on individual, partnership, corporation, and international tax issues, helping them structure transactions with the objective of minimizing tax liabilities. These include domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, debt and equity offerings, and business entity formations. Known for asking key questions that dig deeper, Marko can anticipate concerns and recognize potential pitfalls before they arise. Marko works closely with other practice groups to ensure that every aspect of a transaction has been evaluated to mitigate risks and achieve investment goals both efficiently and cost-effectively.

Taft summer associate Lauren Lambert contributed to this article.

A taxpayer who invests an amount of capital gains in a QOF generally defers recognizing the gain until the earlier of (i) the date on which he or she disposes of the QOF interest and (ii) December 31, 2026. The tax code provides investors who hold their interest for at least 7 years (or 5 years) prior to the recognition date with a basis bump that permits them to permanently exclude

Continue Reading Did you know you may never have to recognize some of the gain you previously deferred via investing in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF)?