Thank you Thank you for joining us today. Contributors Ira B. Stechel Ira B. Stechel is a partner in the New York City office of Akerman LLP and has more than four decades experience representing clients in complex tax planning, controversy, and employee benefit matters. His experience includes structuring tax efficient transactions and representing taxpayers involved in tax disputes and controversies before various taxing authorities at the federal, state, and local levels. He advises on corporate and real estate transaction work. Ira is a member of the ABA Section of Taxation Committee on Real Estate, among other committees, and a member of the advisory board of Bloomberg BNA Tax Management, Inc. Ira earned his B.A. from the City College of New York, his J.D. from Cornell Law School, and his LL.M. from New York University. Click here for more information about Ira.