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Frank N. Lago
  • Business Law, Tax Law
  • Florida
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As an attorney dedicated to serving businesses and business owners, I provide counseling in a wide variety of matters which businesses and their owners face: from reviewing contracts and drafting agreements to regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions (representing buyers and sellers), employment law (e.g. handbooks, EEOC representation), intellectual property (e.g. copyright, trademark, trade secret), tax (e.g. federal, state, local), and international trade (e.g. China, Israel, Hong Kong, Bermuda, etc.).

As your outsourced general counsel, I help solve your business problems, a few recent matters having been:

A) Work Representing Sellers
1. Helping a business owner sell his multi-million dollar electrical services business.
2. Counseling a business owner through selling his Painting with a Twist Franchise.
3. Representing a business owner sell his custom drilling rig.

B) Work for Buyers
1. Represented a Buyer in a Stock Purchase of an automotive company.
2. Assisted one member purchase the membership interest of another.

C) Tax Exempt Work
1. Establishing a 501(c)(3) for equine therapy.
2. Counseling a business in creation of a Private Operating Foundation.

D) Establishing limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships in Florida, Delaware, Nevada and Georgia.

E) Compliance Work
1. Assisting a jeweler with their Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program and independent auditing.
2. Helping taxpayers become compliant after not filing tax returns for several years.
3. Wrote an employee handbook focusing on defenses to EEOC claims.
4. Represented taxpayer in defending an innocent spouse claim.

F) Controversy Work
1. Representing a business owner in a small claims court mediation.
2. Advised insurance companies to prevent former employees taking clients and employees.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
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  • English
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney/Owner
Bay Area Corporate Counsel
- Current
Walk Law Firm, PA
- Current
Adjunct Professor
University of South Florida
Revenue Officer
Internal Revenue Service
Soldier, Human Intelligence Platoon Sergeant, Interrogation Team Leader
United States Army
Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. (2015) | Taxation
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Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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State University of New York - Empire State College
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Cochise College
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Professional Associations
Florida Bar, Tax Section
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American Bar Association, Taxation section
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The Florida Bar
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Articles & Publications
Business Owners Tax Tips and Strategies Your CPA Isn’t Telling You About (Part 1).
Tampa Business Lawyer Blog
Speaking Engagements
Business Incorporations, Ask an Expert
Business Law, Going into Business
Websites & Blogs
Frank N. Lago's Website Profile
Bay Area Corporate Counsel Website
Tampa Business Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Bay Area Corporate Counsel
3152 Little Road, #191
Trinity, FL 34655
Telephone: (855) 521-2222