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Glen A. Stankee

Partner 
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Tel:
954.759.8972
Fax:
954.463.2224
 
 

Glen Stankee litigates high-stakes federal and state tax cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has successfully challenged in federal district and appellate courts the constitutionality of various state tax schemes as applied to the on-reservation activities of an Indian tribe and its lessees. He has also challenged the constitutionality of various applications of state income, sales and use tax statutes. He has also litigated highly technical international and domestic income and estate tax cases in the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

In addition, Glen devotes a substantial part of his practice to domestic and international tax planning. He designs cross-border transactions and structures entities for the acquisition, operation and sale of businesses in a variety of industries including manufacturing, sales distribution, banking, real estate development, technology and software development and licensing, gaming, insurance, shipping, yacht and aircraft brokerage, management and chartering, hospitality, and entertainment. He also designs integrated income and estate tax plans for foreign persons immigrating to the United States or investing in United States real property.

Glen is a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer (1986 - present) and a Florida Certified Public Accountant (inactive) (1984 - present).
 
Representative Experience
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Represents an Indian Tribe and its lessees in challenging the constitutionality of various state tax schemes as applied in Indian Country.
 
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Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Stranburg, No. 14-14524 (11th Cir. 2015).
 
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Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, 49 F. Supp. 3d 1095 (S.D. Fla., 2014).
 
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Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida Dept. of Revenue, No. 13-10566, (11th Cir. 2014).
 
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Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, Second Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida, Case No. 2015 CA 001898.
 
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Seminole Tribe of Florida as amicus in Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard, 722 F. 3d 457 (2d Cir. 2013).
 
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Seminole Hard Rock & Casino-Tampa v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Dkt. No. 7819-11L, U.S. T.C.
 
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Ark Hollywood v. Florida Dept. of Revenue, Second Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida, Case No. 2012-CA-3609.
 
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Ark Tampa v. Florida Dept. of Revenue, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida, Case No. 12-17222 Div. A.
 
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Represents taxpayers in state tax litigation including challenges to the validity of state tax schemes under the Interstate Commerce and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
 
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Provides federal and state tax planning for foreign and U.S. persons in the acquisition, operation, and sale of foreign and domestic businesses, with particular emphasis on the acquisition and sale of foreign businesses by U.S. investors.
 
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Provides federal and state tax planning for the acquisition, importation, charter, use, sale, or like-kind exchange of aircraft and vessels.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for the acquisition, development, financing, construction, operation, leasing, sale, or like-kind exchange of foreign and domestic real property, with particular emphasis on investment by foreign persons in U.S. real property.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for foreign manufacturing and international sales activities.
 
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Provides federal and state tax planning for internet sales of goods and services.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for the international development and licensing of technology, software, programming content, and other intellectual property.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for the provision of personal services outside the U.S., including consulting and brokerage services.
 
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Provides federal income and estate tax planning for foreign and domestic estates, trusts and beneficiaries.
 
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Provides federal income and estate tax planning for U.S. immigrants and expatriates.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for international shipping activities.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for international entertainment, restaurant and gaming concessions of foreign cruise ships.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for international insurance, banking, and other financing activities.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for foreign currency transactions, including hedging transactions.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for both debtors and creditors in distress situations.
 
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Provides federal tax consultation regarding the reporting and withholding obligations of casinos with respect to payments of winnings and promotional prizes.
 
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Provides federal tax planning for both employers and employees in designing and negotiating compensation arrangements that include equity interests such as stock options and stock appreciation rights.
 
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Represents taxpayers in federal income and estate tax litigation involving a variety of issues, including highly technical international tax issues.
 
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Provides representation of both foreign and domestic taxpayers in transfer pricing disputes.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2017, Listed in Florida for Tax Law, Litigation & Controversy - Tax
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2008, 2012-2016, Listed in Florida for Tax, and Business/Corporate
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2015, 2016, Listed for Tax Law
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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National Intertribal Tax Alliance, 17th Annual Tax Conference, Speaker, "Litigation Update," and "BIA Leasing Regulations," September 2015
 
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The Journal of International Taxation, Author, "IRS Concedes that Concessionaire Profits were not Subpart F Income," March 2000
 
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The Journal of International Taxation, Author, "Proposed Regs. Toughen Requirements for International Shipping Exemption," October 2000
 
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The Journal of International Taxation, Author, "367 Regs. Ease Some Restrictions of Stock Transfers to Foreign Corps," June 1996
 
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The Journal of International Taxation, Author, "IRS Overloads Space or Ocean Activities Basket," January 1994
 
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The Journal of International Taxation, Author, "Section 367(a) Final Regs. Toughen the 'Active Trade or Business' Test," June 1997
 
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The Journal of International Taxation, Author, "IRS Ruling Taxes all Income from 'Cruises to Nowhere," November 1994
 
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Real Estate Transactions: Tax Appeals, Author, Chapter 17, "Residents' Property Tax Exemptions"
 
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CCH Federal Tax Service, Author, Chapter P:15, "Deficiencies and Assessments"
 
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Notre Dame Law Review, Author, "Residents' Property Tax Exemptions: A Modern Analysis Under the Privileges and Immunities Clause"
 
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Tax Planning International Review, Author, "Planning Around and Within Subpart F"
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Tax Section
 
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Federal Bar Association, Tax Section
 
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Florida Bar Association, Tax Section
 
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Michigan Bar Association, Tax Section
 
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Florida Bar Tax Certification Committee, Vice Chair, 2015-2016
 

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Glen A. Stankee

Practice
Tax
Education
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Miami, 1983
J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1979
M.B.A., Michigan State University, 1977
B.S., Drake University, 1975
Bar Admissions
Florida
Michigan
 
 
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