South Florida Real Estate Industry Update

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January 18, 2018

DoubleTree Hotel
100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Registration Closed

Begin the new year with essential guidance that will help prepare your real estate company or clients for a productive and profitable 2018. The South Florida real estate community will come together on Thursday, January 18, to hear industry leaders discuss some of the most significant tax, accounting and legal planning opportunities affecting their businesses today.

Presented by professionals from Marks Paneth, Ward Damon, Bilzin Sumberg and Engineered Tax Services, the program will provide practical insights into topics such as:

  • The impact of tax reform on §1031 exchanges
  • Strategies for Joint Venture structuring
  • The tax benefits of cost segregation studies
  • The value of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)


Registration & Networking: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Program: 8:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Networking: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CLE and CPE credits are available, and breakfast will be served.


Featured Speakers:

Rana M. Gorzeck

Rana M. Gorzeck is a partner and senior attorney at Ward Damon, where she provides legal counsel to businesses and individuals throughout South Florida. Specializing in issues affecting the real estate industry, Ms. Gorzeck assists owners of real property in transactions that involve commercial real estate, high-end residential real estate, 1031 exchanges, secured lending, construction, title examination, leasing, contracts, industrial development bonds and M&A.

Heidi Henderson

Heidi Henderson, MSA is the Executive Vice President of Engineered Tax Services, an accounting firm headquartered in West Palm Beach offering specialty tax services and strategies for real estate owners. A real estate professional with more than 20 years of tax and accounting experience, Ms. Henderson advises clients in the areas of real estate finance, development, construction, tax efficiencies and optimization of federal, state and local tax incentives.

Michael Hurwitz

Michael Hurwitz, CPA, MST, is a Partner and REIT Group Leader at Marks Paneth LLP, a nationally ranked accounting firm headquartered in New York City with an office in Boca Raton. Mr. Hurwitz has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector, using his vast industry knowledge to help real estate companies with tax planning and compliance, public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), opportunity funds, portfolio restructurings, acquisitions and partnership taxation issues.

Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan is a Partner at Bilzin Sumberg where he practices tax and corporate law. Mr. Kaplan helps his clients guard against liability and risk, minimize taxes, optimize transactions and create long-term value. He plans tax strategies across a full range of domestic and international corporate activity, including joint ventures, restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Kaplan’s clients include real estate developers and investment funds, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and multinational businesses.