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Wayne M. Olson, CPA, JD - Partner
Mr. Olson has extensive experience in business and tax planning, as well as financial due diligence, forecasts and projections, especially related to real estate and facility acquisition, development, construction and operation. At MWE, he is involved with all aspects of tax planning, review and compliance on behalf of clients that include owner-operators, developers, converters and contractors. Although he advises clients in all aspects of their business, Mr. Olson’s areas of expertise include partnership, corporate and real estate taxation.
Mr. Olson, a widely recognized authority on real estate and taxation, has authored numerous articles on the subject. A frequent lecturer to industry and business professionals, his lectures include topics such as real estate taxation, taxation of partnerships/LLC’s, high net worth individuals and “S” corporations, and state and local real property transfer taxes.
Mr. Olson is the chairman of MWE’s Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is currently vice president of the Board of Directors of Lutheran High School Association of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, president of the Board of Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s and a volunteer for the Theodore Roosevelt Council Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.
- February 19, 2020MWE Named a Forbes Best Tax & Accounting Firm
MWE was recently named a Forbes Best Tax & Accounting Firm in America, landing on their inaugural 2020 list.MWE was one of over 200 firms recognized in the tax category out of 18,000+ tax & accounting firms.
- January 30, 2020MWE Hosts “Qualified Opportunity Zones & 1031 Exchanges” Panel Discussion
Qualified Opportunity Zones were the topic as MWE hosted its annual real estate panel discussion at Club 101 in NYC.This year’s panel focused on how real estate owners, operators, and developers, and other business owners can use QOZs and 1031 exchanges to save on taxes and expand their operations.
- 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.
- April 2, 2019iGlobal’s 9th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit
MWE will be sponsoring iGlobal’s 9th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit on May 7, 2019.Partner Wayne Olson, CPA, JD, will be the main presenter and facilitator of a real estate roundtable discussion titled “Outlining the key business models and applications of the Opportunity Zone incentive.” The day long summit is being held…
- August 10, 2018Hiding in Plain Sight – Maximizing Opportunities for Tax Efficiency
On August 1, accounting and business advisory firm Margolin, Winer & Evens and law firm Rivkin Radler led a joint program covering the new tax reform law, its implications and overall opportunities for maximizing tax efficiency.The conversation took place at The Yale Club in Manhattan and covered topics ranging from the Act’s impact on…