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Brian P. Bunner

Associate

Brian Bunner focuses his practice on tax, corporate law, and estate planning. Prior to joining the firm, Brian pursued a tax concentration in law school.  He has also spent time working at both a federal agency in Washington, D.C. and a Big Four accounting firm, gaining experience assisting clients with federal procurement, regulatory, and state and local tax issues.  

Brian’s background serves as an asset to the firm, enabling him to assist clients with a wide variety of complex tax issues and regulatory matters.  

Education & Credentials

Education

The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Economics, 2017
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Philanthropy Chair, 2015-2016

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

J.D., Tax Concentration, 2020
  • Associate Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review, 2019-2020

Bar Admission

  • Ohio

Prominent Assignments

Provided tax specialist support on multiple complex cross-border cannabis company mergers and acquisitions

Substantial experience drafting documentation in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including Authorizing Resolutions, Operating Agreements, Bylaws, and organizational documents
 
Oversaw tax compliance in connection with several dental practice acquisition deals including drafting template F Reorganization documents based on the type of entities involved in each deal, researching state-specific tax issues unique to each deal, and provided guidance on reforming transaction structures accordingly.
 
Experience working with Private Equity mergers and acquisitions
 
Handled several complex IRS audits pertaining to the Captive Insurance industry 
 
Experience analyzing purchase agreements and refining tax provisions to meet the needs of clients and maintain tax compliance throughout transactions. 
 

Community Involvement

  • Founder, The Cody Sweitzer Memorial Endowment Fund, 2018

Publications/Presentations

  • Author, “Tax Changes Under the Ohio Fiscal Year 2022-23 Budget Bill”  Columbus Business Monthly, July 2021
  • Author, “Tax Changes Under the Ohio Fiscal Year 2022-23 Budget Bill”  Dickinson Wright Tax Blog, July 2021
  • NIL Bills: An Examination of the Implications of Compensating Student Athletes Under “Name, Image, and Likeness” Legislation, Pittsburgh Tax Review, June 2021 
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