Mr. Sorkin’s practice is transactional in nature, ranging from succession planning and exit strategies to taxation, estate and personal financial planning, real estate, mergers, sales and acquisition of businesses and general business law. Mr. Sorkin’s clients included small to mid-size domestic and international corporations, partnerships and individual entrepreneurs. He advises his clients in such matters as choice and formation of business entity, raising of capital and financing, acquisition and development of real estate, employee incentive compensation, federal and state income tax consequences of transactions, retirement planning, purchase and sales of businesses, exit strategies, and all the routine and extraordinary matters of general business law. Mr. Sorkin also assists his clients with all forms of wealth transfer alternatives, estate planning and asset protection, including, wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable gifting and corporate succession and perpetuation plans. He assists clients with all forms of dealings with the IRS from advance rulings, preparation of tax filings, audit examinations and collection matters. Mr. Sorkin serves as corporate counsel to several small and mid-size corporations. Aside from his own clients, Stuart H. Sorkin, P.C. is a partner in the D.C. law firm of Hughes and Bentzen, PLLC and is “of counsel” to Ermer Law Group of Washington, D.C and Siegel & Associates of Bethesda, Maryland.
Mr. Sorkin is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and is currently inactive member of the Florida bar. Mr. Sorkin is also a Certified Public Accountant and has a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. He spent seven years working for two national accounting firms before beginning his law practice. During this period, Mr. Sorkin became proficient in the use of computers, which he uses to assist clients in the areas of structuring individual, corporate and real estate transactions including capital requirements and acquisition analysis. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Sorkin has developed and owns several residential real estate projects in the Washington Metropolitan Area and Chicago. This varied background allows Mr. Sorkin to advise his clients from a businessman’s prospective rather than just a legal or tax accounting prospective.
Mr. Sorkin is also the co-author with Dick Stieglitz: “Expensive Mistakes When Buying and Selling Companies … and How to avoid them in Your Deal” He is a frequent lecturer on exit strategies, estate planning and asset protection to various professional and small business organizations and associations. Mr. Sorkin has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, Money Magazine and BankRate.com on various aspects of federal taxation. Mr. Sorkin has been named to National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2005-2006 and 2008-2009 and Madison’s Who’s Who 2008 -2011. While Mr. Sorkin was with these national accounting firms, he was frequent lecturer at firm sponsored courses on personal financial planning and federal taxation. Mr. Sorkin donates substantial time to several non-profit organizations, including Washington Waldorf School, Washington D.C. Humane Society, the Greater Washington Boys & Girls Clubs, the Mankind Project and Junior Achievement.