Julian Fortuna, Corporate, Business, Tax Attorney

Julian A. Fortuna

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jfortuna@taylorenglish.com
678.336.7191
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Clients should choose Taylor English to handle their domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy matters because the depth and breadth of our experience allow us to efficiently deliver a broad array of complex tax planning services and effectively represent our clients in any tax controversy.

Julian A. Fortuna focuses his practice on domestic and international tax planning and tax controversy matters. His industry experience spans clean energy, entertainment, health care, higher education, hospitality, manufacturing, non-profit, real estate and retail. Mr. Fortuna represents business entities, owners and executives, fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates, and non-profit entities regarding all types of federal and state income, estate, and gift taxes. In tax controversies, Mr. Fortuna represents taxpayers in civil and criminal tax audits, investigations and administrative appeals before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and various state, local and foreign taxing authorities and in tax litigation before federal and state courts and tax tribunals. 

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Fortuna was vice president and general tax counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG), where he was responsible for structuring the international, federal, state and local tax impacts of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate transactions, as well as construction projects, leases, exchanges, and other real and personal property transactions. He also directed tax research and planning for cross-border financing, captive insurance, and the worldwide use of trade names and other intangible assets. Mr. Fortuna represented IHG before the IRS and various other tax authorities on audits, appeals and ruling requests, and pursued tax regulatory and legislative changes for the benefit of IHG with U.S. Treasury and congressional personnel in Washington. Prior to joining IHG, Mr. Fortuna spent 11 years in the Tax Department at Deloitte and Touche, where he served a variety of corporate and individual clients, and prior to that he served four years in the U.S. Treasury Department at the Office of the Chief Counsel for the IRS, where he was responsible for litigation in the U.S. Tax Court.

Memberships

Atlanta Bar Association, Chair, Tax Law Section, 2014-2017

State Bar of Georgia, Chair, Taxation Law Section, 2016-2017

Georgia State University College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Advisory Board Member, 2016

Community Involvement

North Springs Charter High School Mock Trial Team, Volunteer Attorney-Coach, Atlanta Region 3 Champion, 2013

Practice Highlights

Experience

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Speaking Engagements

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, JD, 1980

Emory University School of Law, LLM, 1984

City University of New York, BA, 1977

Certified Public Accountant, 1987

Bar Admissions

Georgia

New York

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Georgia Tax Tribunal

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent, Taxation, Resorts and Leisure, and Trusts and Estates, 2010-2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law and Tax Controversy/Litigation, 2011-2017

Georgia Super Lawyers, Tax, 2012-2016

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Taxes/Trusts and Estates, 2011-2016

Georgia Tax Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law Experts, 2016-2017

"Five Star Award" for Estate Planning, 2014, 2015

Avvo, Inc. "Superb" 10/10 Rating, 2010-2015