Benjamin W. Hager
Based in the Cincinnati and Lexington offices, Ben counsels clients on tax law and corporate law.
His practice includes the areas of business entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, operational tax issues and tax-efficient restructuring and exit strategies. A substantial part of Ben’s practice involves joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships, including within the context of venture capital, private equity and real estate equity funds.
Ben also has substantial experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service in tax controversies. His federal tax controversy experience includes representation of businesses and individuals during examination, administrative appeal and litigation.
Ben’s practice also involves business succession planning and related tax planning.
Ben earned his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he was elected to Order of St. Ives. He earned his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University, where he majored in accounting and graduated cum laude. Ben is a member of the American Bar Association’s Taxation Section.
Recent Blog Posts
- A Roadmap for Obtaining (and not Losing) the Benefits of Section 1202 Stock
- Planning Ideas for Avoiding IRC § 1061's Three-Year Holding Period Requirement
- What Service Businesses Qualify for IRC §§ 199A's or 1202's Benefits?
- Partnership and LLC Alert: Some Workers Treated as Employees for Tax Purposes May Need to be Reclassified as Partners as Early as August 1, 2016