Philip Bousquet is a member of the firm and focuses his practice on a broad range of business matters. His practice concentrates in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisitions and sales of closely held businesses, economic development, and tax planning and advocacy.
Phil’s experience includes helping clients understand the impact of New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) legislation on several development projects around New York State. He has lectured on the tax aspects of this legislation throughout New York on behalf of many groups, including the Environmental Business Association (EBA), the New York State Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, and local municipalities and associations. Phil advises clients regarding the structure, formation, and financing of business entities, and has worked extensively on Empire Zones matters.
Phil has advised developers regarding Brownfield Cleanup Program tax matters for pending and completed projectswith an aggregate value of more than $3 billion; represented taxpayers with respect to NYS Department of Taxation & Finance “desk audits” of Brownfield Cleanup Program, and Empire Zone tax credits; negotiated acquisitions and sales of closely-held businesses and professional practices; and negotiated and prepared LLC operating agreements and shareholders’ (buy-sell) agreements for owners of closely-held businesses.
Phil is a frequent speaker at brownfield and community revitalization forums in New York City and Albany and serves as an active member of the NYC Brownfield Partnership, the NYS Brownfield Coalition, and New Partners for Community Revitalization.