​​Tax Experience

Ernest has experience advising rodeo clients on various issues including;
 

- federal, state and local tax preparation and planning for individuals, partnerships and corporations;



​- corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts and workout and bankruptcy matters;



​- representation of clients before the IRS in both informal Q&A and comprehensive audits;



​- drafting and negotiating payment arrangements and Offer in Compromise Agreements;



​- entity formation, entity classification and basis adjustment elections;



​- tax-efficient acquisition and disposal structures for both vendors and purchasers;



​- tax and legal due diligence at both the bidding stage and at the preferred bidder stage;

​- tax efficient pre-sale and post-sale reorganizations;



- real estate tax issues, including REITs and like-kind exchanges.


Education​
Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
Studied International and Comparative Legal and Tax Systems at the University of London, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies



University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A.
Studied Political Science, History and Religion
Graduated in three years with a degree in Political Science

​Military Service
US ARMY, Fort Benning, GA
​192nd Infantry Brigade


​Schofield Barracks, HI
​25th Infantry Division​
Medically Retired, 1993



​Professional Licenses
Pennsylvania State Bar 2003
New Jersey State Bar 2003
U.S. District Court, NJ 2003



Memberships

American Bar Association - Section of Taxation

Federal Bar Association - Section on Taxation

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

International Bar Association

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

International Professional Rodeo Association​
Professional Cowboy Association​​
Southern Rodeo Association​
National Rifle Association
American Quarter Horse Association