Steve L. Waserstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Miami, FL

WNF Law, PL - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman
 | 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-760-8500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Tax (40%),
  • Real Estate (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Steve L. Waserstein focuses his practice on tax, corporate and real estate law. His clients are individuals and businesses from around the world including the United States, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He has assisted clients in issues relating to United States and international tax and estate planning advice and implementation, United States tax compliance advice, and he has represented businesses or individuals being investigated by or in tax controversies against the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Justice, civilly or criminally.

Mr. Waserstein has provided legal advice relating to the creation, operation and termination of joint ventures and partnerships, as well as the negotiation and preparation of shareholders, operating or partnership, buy-sell, and management agreements. He has been involved in acquisition, financing, development, operation and disposition of real estate and mergers and acquisitions on behalf of his clients. He is a founding partner in the firm WNF Law, P.L. - Waserstein Nunez & Foodman located in Miami, Florida.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Tax (40%)

Real Estate (30%)

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2006

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About Steve Waserstein

Admitted: 1993, Florida

Professional Webpage: wnflaw.com/PROFILES/SW1.html

Honors and Awards:

  • South Florida Business Leader Magazine, Mover & Shaker Award, January, 2011
  • 25th Anniversary Recipient Awardee for The Art of Found Objects, The Education Fund's Annual Charity Auction, May 20, 2011
  • Selected by Best Lawyers and US News "Best Law Firm" in criminal defense (white collar and non-white collar), 2012
  • Top Lawyers, Taxation and Corporate, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2008
  • Top Up and Comer, Taxation and Corporate, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1994
  • Florida Bar, 1993
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Section, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Tax Section, Florida Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, FIBA - Florida International Banker's Association
  • Pacesetter, Greater Miami Jewish Federation
  • Young Founders, Mount Sinai Hospital

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Avoiding Potential Pitfalls for Closely Held Businesses; Tax Issues and Client Strategies in Business and Family Succession Planning, Aspatore Inside the Minds , 2009
  • Author, The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Global Markets, Aspatore Special Report, 2008
  • South Florida CEO. "The Mortgage Meltdown; Confronting Fraud and Inflated Real Estate Prices", April 2008
  • The Wall Street Journal. "From B&B to Family Home", Nov. 24, 2006
  • The Aspen Times. "Historic Sardy House Sells", Nov. 15, 2006
  • South Florida Business Leader. "The Mortgage Meltdown; Confronting Fraud and Inflated Real Estate Prices", February/March, 2008
  • Daily Business Review, Dealmakers, Attorney Guides Complicated Sale of Distressed Property
  • WIOD610Am South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo - interviews live with Jimmy Cefalo as legal expert, December 11, 2009
  • WIOD610Am South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo - interviews live with Jimmy Cefalo as legal expert, November 5, 2009
  • Aspatore Inside the Minds – Family and Business Succession Planning Strategies. Leading Lawyers on Navigating Key Tax Issues Dealing with Family Concerns, and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls for Closely Held Businesses, Article, “Tax Issues and Client Strategies in Business and Family Succession Planning", Published 2009
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Article – Difficult Times Present New Opportunities, 2009
  • "Right on the Money," Social Affairs Magazine Anniversary Issue, April - May, 2010
  • "Are Your Assets Safe?" Affairs Magazine, June - July, 2010
  • Interview with Steve Waserstein on Jimmy Cefalo's South Florida's First News Program: "Did Apple try to avoid paying U.S. Taxes?", May 30, 2012
  • "Doing an About-Face'book'" Article featured on FIBA - 13th Annual FIBA Anti Money Laundering compliance conference, February 13 - 14, 2013
  • Presenter at FIBA webinar to Latin American Bankers on FATCA, April 25, 2012
  • Presenter at webinar to a group of International Bankers from the United States and Latin America for FIBA (Florida International Bankers Association) on FATCA , September 6, 2012.
  • Keynote speaker at the FIBA Risk Management Conference at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. Mr. Waserstein will speak on FATCA - Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, October 4 - 5, 2012
  • Speaker at C5 - FATCA Compliance in Europe Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, December 5 - 6, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 25th Anniversary Honoree for the Art of Found Objects, The Education Fund's Annual Charity Auction, May, 2011, 2011

Educational Background:

  • New York University School of Law, Masters of Law in Taxation, 1994
  • University of Florida, B.S. in Accounting, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Business/Corporate
  • Investors
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Wealth
  • Office Location for Steve L. Waserstein

    1111 Brickell Avenue
    Suite 2200
    Miami, FL 33131

    Phone: 305-760-8500

     

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