Damian M. Hovancik

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8518 phone
Damian M. Hovancik is a Partner in the Corporate Practice.

Mr. Hovancik’s practice focuses on representing clients on matters and transactions involving federal, state (including New York), partnership, international and exempt organization tax law. These matters include: real estate development projects; mergers and acquisitions for corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; inbound and outbound international transactions; and the formation, merger and termination of exempt organizations. Mr. Hovancik has significant experience representing real estate investment trusts (REITs) in compliance, acquisition and disposition transactions.

Mr. Hovancik has been involved in providing business and tax advice to real estate development companies, private equity firms, manufacturing and construction companies, technology companies, service-oriented business and exempt organizations (including foundations, public charities, schools and business or professional associations).

Mr. Hovancik also represents developers in structuring transactions qualifying for low-income housing credits (LIHTCs) and historic rehabilitation tax credits (HRTCs) and state tax credits. Clients include developer/project owners and tax credit investors.

Mr. Hovancik also provides advice to clients on federal and state tax compliance, procedure and audit matters. He has also assisted clients through the audit and appeals process, including New York state tax matters. In the international setting Mr. Hovancik advises clients on the proper reporting for offshore companies and financial accounts and has advised clients taking advantage of the voluntary disclosure initiatives offered by the IRS and state tax departments.

Mr. Hovancik has structured executive compensation plans for executives and key employees such as option, equity appreciation, phantom stock or equity and deferred compensation plans. The represented entities that have adopted such plans include manufacturing, technology and start-up companies, private equity firms and exempt organizations.