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Scott O’Sullivan, CPA - Partner
Scott O’Sullivan has over 15 years of experience in real estate tax planning, deal structuring, tax accounting, and partnership taxation. At MWE, he is involved with different facets of real estate including acquisitions, financing, debt restructurings and modifications, 1031 exchanges, energy and sustainability related incentives, rehabilitation tax credits, cost segregation studies and other transactions and planning on behalf of prominent real estate developers, investors, property managers, nursing home owners and operators, and other diverse businesses. He joined MWE in 1996 as a senior tax accountant and became a partner in January of 2008.
A widely-recognized authority on real estate taxation, Scott has written several articles that were published in such publications as Real Estate Weekly and the MANN Report and has spoken at numerous events such as "Real Estate Repositioning: A Strategy for the New Economy” as well as the NYC Real Estate Expo; one of the largest events in the real estate industry. Other speaking engagements covered topics such as the impact of the Federal rehabilitation tax credit on NYC real estate, tax incentives within recently passed legislation that benefit owners of repositioned/retrofitted buildings; current trends in structuring leases to maximize tax deductions from both landlord and tenant perspectives; efficiency and solar projects for commercial properties; cancellation of indebtedness income; choice of entity; IRS regulations related to expense vs. capitalization of improvements to tangible property and related tax planning.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Hofstra University. Additionally, he has successfully completed various real estate finance and investment courses at New York University’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies’ Real Estate Institute. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG), CoreNet Global and the Pastoral Council of his local Parish. Scott lives in Point Lookout, New York with his wife Maureen and four children.
- January 7, 2020Qualified Opportunity Zones: Caution or Full Steam Ahead?
The groundbreaking 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation sent shock waves through the real estate industry when it introduced qualified opportunity zones.These federal zones help real estate investors and developers alike save taxes and expand their operations – but not without some challenges.
- July 25, 2019You build it up – We break it down
Infographic: How cost segregation studies help companies reduce taxes.
- April 24, 2018Navigating the New Tax Law: When to Act and When to Hold Off
The new tax law overhauls the U.S.tax code in a scale and proportion not seen in more than 30 years.
- November 15, 2017MWE Hosts “Creative Real Estate Acquisitions Strategies” Roundtable
Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP hosted a roundtable with panelists Michael Shah, Founder & CEO of Delshah Capital, Sidhartha Singh, Founder of Briar Meads Capital and Jeff Young, Managing Director of WM Capital Partners on November 2th, 2017.Rich Bockmann, Reporter from The Real Deal, moderated.
- August 3, 2016MWE’s Scott O’Sullivan Named NYREJ’s Executive of the Month
MWE Partner Scott O’Sullivan, CPA has been named Executive of the Month by the New York Real Estate Journal.From his childhood admiration of his CPA father, to his current day roles and responsibilities within MWE’s Real Estate practice, Scott shares his career journey in an informative Q&A, which can be found here.