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Background

Whether your goal is to transfer wealth to the next generation or achieve the best after-tax value for the disposition of property, Mr. Vita’s broad knowledge of the Tax Code and cost-efficient mindset will help achieve these goals.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vita interned at the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, where he established an understanding of the IRS’s common practices and dispute resolution techniques by working on cases involving conservations easements, self-dealing in private foundations, no-value discharges in bankruptcy, and alter egos.

During law school, Mr. Vita also interned for the general counsel of Badcock Corporation, one of the largest furniture retail stores in the southeast. At Badcock, Mr. Vita was exposed to the routine issues an in-house legal department faces as well as complex executive compensation issues. Mr. Vita also worked extensively with the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) by instituting a new UCC company policy and assisting in a multi-hundred-million dollar credit facility.

Mr. Vita also understands and can personally relate to the struggles a new or small company faces, as he owned a small restaurant in downtown Miami that served Cuban and Peruvian food.

Education

Mr. Vita received his B.S. from Florida Internal University, where he majored in criminal justice and minored in business administration. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, which is regarded as the top program in the nation for tax law.

While completing his J.D., Mr. Vita received four Book Awards, an honor bestowed upon the student that achieves the highest grade in the class. These Book Awards were in Federal Income Taxation, Secured Transactions, Property Law, and Constitutional Law.

Admissions and Associations

Mr. Vita is a member of the Florida Bar.