Stephen Sharkey's practice concentrates on the federal and state tax aspects of business transactions and investments. 

Stephen regularly represents clients in structuring and negotiating the acquisition and disposition of real estate and other investments, with a particular emphasis on both the tax and non-tax aspects of real estate joint venture and financing transactions. He is developing expertise and representing clients in connection with "Opportunity Zones," a new benefit created by the 2017 amendments to the Internal Revenue Code.

Stephen's practice includes structuring and negotiating complex partnership and joint venture arrangements; advising clients in evaluating and implementing sale-leaseback transactions of commercial real estate properties (including credit-tenant-lease financing arrangements); assisting clients with structuring like-kind exchange transactions; organizing special purpose entities for securitized financing transactions; and generally advising clients on federal and state tax aspects of real estate projects.

Stephen also has significant experience in assisting clients with sophisticated private equity and investment transactions, including the business and tax aspects of private investment partnerships.