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Frank N. Lago
  • Business Law, Tax Law
  • Florida
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Summary

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
  • Tax Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney/Owner
Bay Area Corporate Counsel
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Attorney
Walk Law Firm, PA
- Current
Adjunct Professor
University of South Florida
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Revenue Officer
Internal Revenue Service
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Soldier, Human Intelligence Platoon Sergeant, Interrogation Team Leader
United States Army
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Education
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
B.A.
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Cochise College
A.A.S.
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Professional Associations
Florida Bar, Tax Section
Current
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American Bar Association, Taxation section
Current
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The Florida Bar
Current
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Publications
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
2018
Business Law, Going into Business
2018
Contact & Map
Bay Area Corporate Counsel
4830 W Kennedy Blvd
#600
Tampa, FL 33609
USA
Telephone: (855) 521-2222