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Philip S. Bousquet

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Direct Dial: 315.701.6309
Mobile Phone: 315.491.1105
Direct Fax: 315.423.2866

Philip S. Bousquet

Philip S. Bousquet

Member
phil@bhlawpllc.com
Direct Dial: 315.701.6309
Mobile Phone: 315.491.1105
Direct Fax: 315.423.2866
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Philip S. Bousquet

Philip Bousquet is one of the founding members of Bousquet Holstein PLLC and focuses his practice on a broad range of business and taxation matters. His practice concentrates in the areas of tax planning and advocacy, entity formation and structuring, and mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisitions and sales of closely held businesses.

Phil’s experience includes helping clients understand the impact of New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) legislation on dozens of 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 New York State Bar Association, the Business Council of New York State, New Partners for Community Revitalization, Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, and Air and Waste Management Association, and local municipalities and associations.

Phil has advised brownfield stakeholders, including developers, municipalities, brokers, financial institutions, and consultants, in understanding the benefits of the BCP tax credits and other economic development incentives available for brownfield redevelopment. Phil and his team have provided BCP credit support and analysis to developers of some of the largest brownfield redevelopment projects in New York State, including projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Westchester and Rockland Counties, Long Island, the Catskills, the upper Hudson Valley, and throughout upstate New York. The estimated construction value of these projects exceeds $3.5 billion, which will generate BCP tax credits well over $500 million.

Phil and his team work closely with clients and their accountants as they prepare forms and supporting documentation to claim the BCP tax credits. They guide clients through BCP credit audits by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF), and represent taxpayers who disagree with DTF’s audit findings in appealing those findings to the Division of Tax Appeals, the Tax Appeals Tribunal, and the New York Courts.

Phil has also worked extensively on Empire Zones matters, from planning and structuring transactions to EZ decertification disputes and tax audits and appeals.  In addition to BCP credit and Empire Zones services, Phil handles acquisitions and sales of closely-held businesses and professional practices, structures new business entities (including LLC operating agreements and shareholders’ (buy-sell) agreements) for owners of closely-held businesses, and assists clients with day-to-day commercial law matters.

 

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  • Advising developers regarding Brownfield Cleanup Program tax matters for pending and completed projects with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion.
  • Representing taxpayers with respect to NYS Department of Taxation & Finance “desk audits” of Brownfield Cleanup Program and Empire Zone tax credits, and appeals to the NYS Division of Tax Appeals and the Tax Appeals Tribunal.
  • Negotiation and closing of acquisitions and sales of closely-held businesses and professional practices.
  • Negotiation and preparation of LLC operating agreements and shareholders’ (buy-sell) agreements for owners of closely-held businesses.
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York City Brownfield Partnership
  • New Partners for Community Revitalization
  • New York State Brownfield Coalition
  • Served on the Bousquet Holstein Board of Managers

 

  • Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), President, Board of Trustees & Finance Committee member
  • Helping Offer Primary Education for Sudan, Inc. (HOPE for Sudan), Board of Directors (Treasurer)

Education

  • J.D./M.S., (Accounting) Syracuse University College of Law / Syracuse University School of Management, Magna Cum Laude,1989
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 1980

Admissions

  • New York


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