Jeffrey Bilsky

Partner, National Tax Office, Partnerships

CPA

BDO Atlanta Office

404-979-7193

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Executive Summary

Jeff Bilsky is the Technical Practice Leader for BDO’s National Tax Office Partnership Taxation group. With more than 22 years of experience, Jeff focuses on advising clients on the use of partnerships in operating businesses, investment fund structures, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and business restructurings. 
 
Services Jeff offers include structuring and modeling partnership “Up-C” initial public offerings (IPOs), leveraged partnership transactions, domestic and off-shore private equity funds, and complex partnership debt transactions. Jeff has extensive experience addressing issues involving complex partnership transactions, including capital account maintenance, income/loss allocations, and liability allocations. He leads development of BDO’s capital account maintenance and income allocation tools. 
 
Additionally, Jeff focuses significant time advising Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) clients on such matters as investment structure, acquisitive due diligence, and on-going REIT qualification testing, as well as developing and implementing complex section 1031 like-kind exchange transactions. 
 
Jeff chairs the tax technical committee of BDO’s National Real Estate practice and regularly presents on matters related to partnerships and real estate. He has presented at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) REITWise Conference, as well as events organized by the New York State Society of CPAs, the CCIM Institute, The Tax Club, and Strafford Publications. Jeff has written pieces for several external publications, including “An Alternate Route to an IPO: The Up-C Partnership Structure,” Parts 1 & 2 for The Tax Advisor (Nov. 2015 and Dec. 2015). 

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

Education

M.S., Taxation, Texas A&M University
B.S., Accounting, Ramapo College of New Jersey