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L. Frank Cordero

Chair, Federal Tax Practice
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131

Frank Cordero is chair of Akerman's Federal Tax Practice. His practice focuses on advising multinational businesses with respect to investments and activities in the U.S. and abroad.
Representative Experience
Representation in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including issues relating to convertible securities, original issue discount, high-yield debt, and asset securitizations.
Representation in mergers and acquisitions involving domestic and foreign public and private companies.
Representation of public and private companies with reorganizations, spin-offs, and debt restructurings.
Representation in structuring of pass-through entities such as S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Representation in executive compensation issues, including compensatory options and restricted stock, deferred compensation, golden parachute rules, and public company compensation limits.
Representation in advising multinational businesses with respect to investments and activities in the U.S. and abroad, including issues relating to software development and licensing, international consulting, manufacturing, withholding and branch profits taxes, foreign tax credits, and tax treaties.
Representation in advising foreign and U.S. individuals with respect to international income, estate, and gift tax issues, including domestic and foreign portfolio and real estate investments, insurance products and annuities, personal services and promotional activities, royalties, U.S. tax residency, expatriation, foreign companies, and foreign trusts.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in America 2006-2017, Listed in Florida for Tax Law
Chambers USA 2009-2014, Ranked in Florida for Tax
Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, Listed for Tax
South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2012, 2014, 2015, Listed for Tax
Super Lawyers Magazine 2014-2016, Listed in Florida for Tax
Florida Certified Public Accountant, (recipient of the Sells award and FICPA award for the highest grade on the May 1987 CPA exam in Florida)
Published Works & Lectures
The European Lawyer Reference, Co-Author, "Transfer Pricing," USA Chapter, Thomson Reuters, Second Edition, 2017
The European Lawyer Reference, Co-Author, "Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance," USA Chapter, Thomson Reuters, First Edition 2014
Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Federal Taxation," September 2013
Professional Memberships & Activities
The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Member
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L. Frank  Cordero

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1990; magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Editor
M.S., Florida International University, 1987; Taxation
B.B.A., Florida International University, 1986; Accounting, high honors
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