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Steven A. Richman

Senior Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6709
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Steven Richman is Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.
 
Mr. Richman primarily focuses his practice on navigating the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.  He routinely advises clients on structuring their transactions including taxable and tax-free mergers, internal restructurings, private equity investments, and many more in a tax efficient manner that also accomplishes all of the client’s objectives.  Mr. Richman’s transactional experience includes both domestic and cross-broader transactions.  In addition to standard transactional matters, his cross-border tax experience includes assisting clients with the implications of Subpart F and withholding tax issues associated with FATCA, FIRPTA, and other sections of the Internal Revenue Code.  As part of his transactional practice, Mr. Richman also works with high net worth families on business and investment opportunities and tax efficient intergenerational planning.
 
In addition to transactional matters, Mr. Richman advises clients on tax controversy matters, including representing clients throughout the audit process, from the administrative stage all the way through proceedings before the U.S. Tax Court.  Mr. Richman also assists clients with voluntary disclosures pursuant to the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.  
Steven Richman is Senior Counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.
 
Mr. Richman primarily focuses his practice on navigating the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.  He routinely advises clients on structuring their transactions including taxable and tax-free mergers, internal restructurings, private equity investments, and many more in a tax efficient manner that also accomplishes all of the client’s objectives.  Mr. Richman’s transactional experience includes both domestic and cross-broader transactions.  In addition to standard transactional matters, his cross-border tax experience includes assisting clients with the implications of Subpart F and withholding tax issues associated with FATCA, FIRPTA, and other sections of the Internal Revenue Code.  As part of his transactional practice, Mr. Richman also works with high net worth families on business and investment opportunities and tax efficient intergenerational planning.
 
In addition to transactional matters, Mr. Richman advises clients on tax controversy matters, including representing clients throughout the audit process, from the administrative stage all the way through proceedings before the U.S. Tax Court.  Mr. Richman also assists clients with voluntary disclosures pursuant to the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.  

Education

  • LL.M., New York University (Tax) (2008)

  • J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude (2007)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Tax Court

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)

Presentations

  • “The Fundamentals of Fund Formation,” presented by Seyfarth Shaw, LLP (February 2017)
  • “But You Said You’re a Lawyer?! Topics Every Lawyer Should Know (a little) About: Remember to Aim Before You Fire: The Importance of Building the Legal Base for Your (or your Client’s) Business,” presented by the State Bar of Georgia (December 2016)
  • “Understanding the new Tax Rules that Will Change Every LLC and Partnership,” presented by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta, GA (July 2014)
  • “Specialize to Succeed: Navigating the IRS Regulations of Business Taxation," presented by the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA (September 2014)

Publications