MICHAEL A. FRACASSI, the Senior
and Founding Partner of FRACASSI MAHDAVI SISSMAN & RAND LLP is a Martindale-Hubbell "AV® Preeminent™" rated attorney and was
included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Of Preeminent Lawyers.
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AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Litigation and Appellate Practice before United States Federal, State
& Administrative Courts & Tribunals
United States and International Taxation
United States and International Business, Corporation & Entity Law
Foreign Investment in the United States
United States and International Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
Structuring Real Estate Transactions and Development
Business and Real Estate Workouts & Turnarounds
United States and International Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity
& Hedge Funds
Legislative Representation before Congress & Executive Branch
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
District of Columbia
New York State
Commonwealth of Virginia
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation)
University of Buffalo (J.D., magna cum laude)
University of Buffalo (M.B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude)
University of Buffalo (B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude)
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS (Current):
FRACASSI MAHDAVI SISSMAN & RAND LLP, Washington, D.C., Northern
Virginia and Suburban Maryland, 2006 - Present, Senior & Founding
STUDIO LEGALE ROSCIONI & PARTNERS, Rome, Italy, Milan, Italy and
Geneva, Switzerland, 1986 - Present, United States Counsel.
PEDERSON IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP, P.C., Washington, D.C., 1986 - Present,
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS (Prior):
FRACASSI MAHDAVI LLP, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, 1994 -
2006, Senior and Founding Partner.
FRACASSI MAHDAVI & TAWEEL, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia,
1992 - 1994, Senior and Founding Partner.
MICHAEL A. FRACASSI, P.C., Washington, D.C., 1989 - 1992, Senior &
DELANEY & YOUNG CHARTERED, Washington, D.C. 1987 - 1988, Member.
BROWNSTEIN ZEIDMAN & SCHOMER, Washington, D.C., 1984 - 1986, Tax
DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS, New York, N.Y., 1982 - 1983, Tax
Contributing Author: "Mortgage-Backed Securities: Developments and
Trends in the Secondary Mortgage
Market," Clark Boardman Company, Ltd., 1985 Edition
Co-Author: "The Deductibility of Professional Fees for the Preparation
of Initial Franchise
Documents," Franchise Legal Digest, 1984
Co-Author: "Drafting Pointer: Federal Income Tax Considerations in
Advertising Funds," Franchise Legal Digest, 1984
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (Current & Prior):
The District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar Association
Member, Tax Section; Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S.
Taxpayers, 1988 - Present.
Member, Tax Section; Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers,
1988 - Present.
Virginia State Bar
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
New York County Lawyers Association
Erie County (NY) Bar Association
National Italian-American Bar Association
Temple Bar Foundation
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