Mario J. Fazio

Partner

Chair, Tax Group, Business & Corporate Group

Experience

• Specializes in corporate, partnership and real estate taxation

• Represents a wide variety of corporate clients, including start-up and existing family businesses, partnership formations, sales and purchases of businesses, mergers, business succession planning and financing matters

• Resolves IRS examinations, appeals and litigation

• Counsels clients in estate planning, wills, trusts, and healthcare directives

 

Background

• 2008 – 2019  Ohio Super Lawyer

• Former IRS Chief Counsel Attorney

• Practiced as a tax attorney at two well-known Cleveland firms and as an in-house tax attorney for a Fortune 500 company

• Frequent speaker on variety of business and tax topics

 

Memberships & Associations

• Tax Section of the American Bar Association

• Cleveland Metropolitan and Ohio State Bar Associations

• Affiliate member, Ohio Society of CPAs

• Geauga Growth Partnership, Leadership Lake County, Class 2017

 

Education

• Ohio State University, B.A., 1986

• Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1989

• Case Western Reserve University LL.M. (advanced degree in Taxation), 1998

 

Videos

Look Before You Leap: Critical Factors to Consider Before You Structure a Business Succession Plan

The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Can You Afford Costly Mistakes? Strategies, Tactics and Requirements For The ACA.