Stuart H. Sorkin is the founder of Business and Legal Advisors, a business consulting firm that serves both start-up and existing small/mid-size businesses in the design and implementation of business growth strategies. It is the company’s philosophy that a successful business plan must integrate and align the owner’s personal goals with short and long-term achievable and measurable objectives. Mr. Sorkin has more than 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, CPA, and attorney licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. This broad experience allows Mr. Sorkin to develop a customized business growth plan that establishes employee and management accountability towards ultimate business goals. These milestones will enable the owner to access the success of this business strategy periodically, and, if necessary, make adjustments.
Mr. Sorkin supports clients throughout the United States with the planning, negotiation and documenting all forms of transactional work, including: choice and formation of business entities; raising of capital and financing; merger and acquisition; real estate acquisition and development; incentive compensation; federal and state income tax planning; succession and retirement planning; estate planning and asset protection; family and charitable gifting strategies; and, family partnerships. Mr. Sorkin also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Jack R. Anderson Charitable Foundation, which supports charitable organizations in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
Mr. Sorkin graduated Cum Laude from the American University with B.S.B.A. with a double major in Accounting and Finance and he received his law degree from the University of Miami. Mr Sorkin also has an LL.M in taxation from Georgetown University.
In addition, Mr. Sorkin is the co-author of Expensive Mistakes When Buying & Selling Companies…and How to Avoid Them in Your Deals. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, Money Magazine and BankRate.com, and other business publications on a wide range of business, financial, and tax issues. Mr. Sorkin is a frequent lecturer on corporate and succession planning to various industry groups.
Specialties: Business Consulting, Start-ups, Mergers & Acquisitions, Estate Planning & Asset Protection
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