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Jeffrey A. Markowitz

Jeffrey A. Markowitz

Jeff Markowitz is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice and engages in a wide range of sophisticated tax areas. He has represented companies ranging from multi-national corporations engaged in mergers and acquisitions to start-up entrepreneurial clients. Jeff has provided tax and business advice on strategic joint ventures, creative employee equity compensation and cross border tax planning. His practice also includes sophisticated tax planning to minimize state and local taxes including sales taxes, state income taxes and recordation and transfer taxes. Jeff often advises on complicated mergers and acquisitions, and sophisticated equity and debt financing. Jeff's practice also includes international tax advice, including both U.S. companies operating offshore, and non-U.S. companies with U.S. business operations.

Jeff has advised several privately held entrepreneurial companies regarding limited liability company structuring to combine income and estate planning whereby older generation ownership can pass growth through to younger generations with minimal gift and income tax consequences, and complex corporate joint ventures. Jeff's practice also includes real estate transactions, including tax-free exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, structuring transactions to ensure capital gains treatment on real property proposed for development and real estate joint ventures.

Industry Focus:

Jeff has advised clients across many industries including tax issues regarding real estate transactions, manufacturing, warehousing and distributions, government contracting, professional services, engineering and construction, technology and innovative sciences.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association: Section of Tax; Corporate Tax Committee

  • International Council of Shopping Centers

  • Maryland Advanced Tax Institute: Chair (2000)

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Section of Taxation Chair (2003); Committees on Revised Uniform Partnership Act 1997 and Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2002)

  • Villanova Law Review: Research/Projects Editor


  • Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine: 'Legal Elite' (2010)

  • Best Lawyers in America®: Named Lawyer of the Year in the area of Tax Law - Baltimore (2011, 2018)

  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Tax Law and Corporate Law (2007-2019)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated; AV Preeminent® Rated – Judicial Award (2017, 2019)

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Section of Taxation "Tax Excellence" Award (2012)

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Tax (2007-2019)

  • Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition (July 2009)

  • University of Baltimore: Received “Excellence in Teaching” Award (2009)


Case Examples

Share Exchange Agreement

We provided the tax planning required in connection with a share exchange between U.S. owners of a Canadian company and a Can...

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Lead U.S. Tax Counsel

We served as the lead U.S. tax counsel for a large human resources and staffing provider in its multimillion dollar acquisiti...

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Joint Venture Financing

We represented the owners of valuable land in connection with a joint venture with health care providers and a management com...

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Structured Transactions

To capture capital gain treatment for real estate owners who want to develop a piece of investment property, we have structur...

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Press Coverage


Speaking Engagements

"Transfer Taxes," Business Law Institute, MICPEL, Columbia, Maryland (April 01, 2004).