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Frank Nicholas Lago

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Purchase and Sale of Businesses Small Claims and Contract issues Contract Review

    8 years, 10 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    LLC, Delaware and Florida FL Corporation FL Non Profit, 501(c)(3) Holding Companies Foreign companies.

    8 years, 10 cases

  3. Tax
    collection and tax controversy collection due process collection appeals trust fund recovery penalties penalty abatements final demand protest liens offers-in-compromise alter-ego and nominee assessments levies substitutes for returns installment agreements summons and seizures of property Garnishments Dependency Exemptions Innocent Spouse

    13 years, 900 cases

When you're in the foxhole, surrounded by fierce competition, you want someone by your side who's been there. As an attorney dedicated to serving businesses and business owners, I help businesses and their owners become battle ready by counseling in a wide variety of matters which businesses and their owners face: from reviewing contracts and drafting agreements to regulatory compliance, mergers & acquisitions (representing buyers and sellers), employment law (e.g. handbooks, EEOC representation), intellectual property (e.g. copyright, trademark, trade secret), tax (e.g. federal, state, local), and international trade (e.g. China, Israel).


As your outsourced general counsel, I help solve your business problems, a few recent matters having been:


A) Work Representing Sellers

1. Helping a business owner sell his multi-million dollar electrical services business.

2. Counseling a business owner through selling his Painting with a Twist Franchise.

3. Representing a business owner sell his custom drilling rig. 


B) Work for Buyers

1. Represented a Buyer in a Stock Purchase of an automotive company.

2. Assisted one member purchase the membership interest of another. 


C) Tax Exempt Work

1. Establishing a 501(c)(3) for equine therapy. 

2. Counseling a business in creation of a Private Operating Foundation.


D) Establishing Businesses

1. Established several LLCs and corporations. 


E) Compliance Work

1. Assisting a jeweler with their Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program and independent auditing. 

2. Helping taxpayers become compliant after not filing tax returns for several years.

3. Wrote an employee handbook focusing on defenses to EEOC claims.

4. Represented taxpayer in defending an innocent spouse claim. 


F) Controversy Work

1. Representing a business owner in a small claims court mediation.

2. Advised insurance companies to prevent former employees taking clients and employees.

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Posted by Shannon | May 5, 2016
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Nonprofit Startup
Frank provided excellent support, advice and service. We were able to get our state and federal nonprofit status within a much shorter time period than expected. Frank provided excellent and immediate advice whenever something came up throughout the process as well as with different issues (ie trademarking). I highly recommend Frank to anyone looking to incorporate or establish nonprofit status.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney/Owner
  • Bay Area Corporate Counsel
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Walk Law Firm, PA
  • 2015 - Present
  • Revenue Officer
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Interrogator
  • United States Army
  • 2002 - 2009
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2014

Legal Cases

  • Corporation Investment
  • Good.


  • Florida Bar, Tax Section
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Ask an Expert
  • Business Incorporations
  • 2018
  • Going into Business
  • Business Law
  • 2018

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Tampa Corporate and incorporation Lawyer Frank Nicholas Lago
Frank Nicholas Lago
Corporate and incorporation Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation