The corporate and tax attorneys at Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell are devoted to helping clients protect assets, preserve capital, and maximize cash flow.
A number of the firm’s attorneys routinely advise business owners and corporate executives on almost every type of corporate or commercial transaction, from forming a new business to resolving shareholder, partner and member issues and disputes. The goal whenever possible is to anticipate and plan for issues in advance.
Partner Gary Walk is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate Law. In addition to real estate, he focuses his practice on business law, including entity formation, the purchase or sale of a business, and general representation of businesses entities.
Partner Jerald Beer, holds a Master of Law Degree in Tax. In over 30 years of practice, he has advised and represented hundreds of clients in all areas of corporate, partnership and tax law.
Partner Robert L. Crane, who chairs the firm’s real estate department, also focuses his practice on business law, entity formation, business purchases and sales, contract law, and the general representation of business entities and individuals.
The firm regularly deals with a broad variety of corporate matters, including:
- Business contracts
- Corporate governance
- Corporate taxation
- Employee compensation and pensions
- Equity and debt offerings
- Financing and bank lending
- Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act)
- License and franchise agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
- Partnership agreements
- Purchase or sale agreements
- Securities regulation
Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell is available to serve as outside general counsel for public or private companies. In this regard, the firm’s attorneys help business owners and corporate executives to formulate legal business strategies, maintain a proactive program for employee relations, achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, manage business contracts, advise on corporate financing, and maintain legal entities.
Partner Jerald Beer is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Tax Law. Certified tax lawyers are experts in issues pertaining to federal, state, or local income tax. He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Florida Department of Revenue, and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The firm is able to assist tax clients in the following types of matters:
- Ad Valorem / property tax
- Estate tax
- Excise tax
- Gift tax
- Real property tax planning and appeals
- Tax-exempt organizations
The corporate and tax attorneys at Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell are experts in their field. The firm understands the needs of business owners, corporate executives, and high net worth individuals in regard to asset protection, growth planning, and cash flow management.