February 13, 2017 --LOS ANGELES— Tax Planning lawyer Warren “Skip” Kessler and two associates have joined Liner LLP.  Mr. Kessler focuses primarily on tax structuring of complex real estate transactions and on restructuring of partnerships and limited liability companies that own large parcels of real estate. Mr. Kessler joins as a partner and his team from Kessler & Kessler, Michael Wiener and Emily Houpert, will join as associates.

Recognized as a leader in Section 1031 like-kind exchange matters, Kessler has structured thousands of forward and reverse Section 1031 like-kind exchange transactions involving billions of dollars of property. He has devised and implemented tax efficient structures for his clients for over three decades.

“The Real Estate and Business Transactions & Restructuring Groups are a major focus for our firm, and Skip’s keen knowledge of underlying real estate, partnership, LLC, and finance matters enables us to continue developing that strength and enhance our offerings,” said Managing Partner, Stuart Liner. “We have known Skip for a long time, and with the changes occurring in the financial landscape, it made perfect sense to combine forces.”

Kessler added: “I am excited to expand my capabilities at Liner LLP and further expand the services I provide. Liner’s focused client service and reputation in the real estate industry offers me new ways to serve my clients.”

Kessler is admitted to practice in California and has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Court, and Franchise Tax Board.  He has been named in the California edition of Super Lawyers every year since 2006 and Best Lawyers in America® since 2013.  Kessler’s pro bono activities include serving as General Counsel to the Board of Trustees of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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