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Martin R. Press

Martin R. Press
Primary Office
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1400
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
33301-4206
P: (954) 468-1314
F: (954) 888-2040
mpress@gunster.com
  • Martin Press Chambers 2013
  • Chambers
  • Florida Bar Certified
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Super Lawyers Florida
  • The Best Lawyers in America
Shareholder

Practice Group(s): Tax

Martin Press is a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Tax practice.

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Practice Areas[ - ]
  • Federal and State Tax Controversies
  • Taxation Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
Education[ - ]
  • University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1976
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1973
  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., 1969
Honors[ - ]
  • AV Rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers & Partners, Leaders in their Field, Tax, 2014
  • Chambers & Partners, Leading American Business Lawyers, Rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-13
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer
Seminars & Presentations[ - ]
  • The 30th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Third Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, Las Vegas, NV, December 13, 2013, “Defending Taxpayer Penalties”
  • ABA Section of Taxation, Orlando FL, 2013
    • Midyear Meeting – January 26, 2013
      • “Identity Theft: Issues for the Tax Practitioner and the Taxpayer”
  • The 29th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Second Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, Las Vegas, NV, December 6th, 2012
  • “Effectively Settling a Cast at Exam, Appeals or in Court”
  • The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, FL,January 13, 2011
  • ABA Section on Taxation, Boca Raton, FL, 2011
    • Midyear meeing – January 20-22, 2011
      • “Smokin Hot Issues In IRS Enforcement”
      • “Voluntary Disclosure to the IRS Employment Taxes”
  • Opal Trust, Tax and Estate Planning Forum, New York City, March 17, 2011
    • “Government Taxation & Regulation: What are the current changes and how do we deal with them?”
  • IRS Internal Estate & Gift Tax Attorneys – CPE, Tampa, FL, August 10-11, 2011
    • “Hidden Offshore Assets – What is the Ethical Practitioner to Do?”
  • Panama Banker’s Association, Panama City, Panama, August 25, 2011
    • “How the Panamanian Banks Must Reduce Their Risks Associated with FATCA Understanding the Individual and Institutional Liabilities and Responsibilities”
Publications[ - ]
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review, “Real Estate Deals Delayed: Blame the IRS,” March 19, 2014
  • Quoted in Bloomberg about “Swiss Banks Seek Tax Amnesty as Third Accept U.S. Offer,” January 26, 2014 
  • Quoted in USA Today, “Swiss Banks Closer to Details in Tax-Evasion Probe,” January 25, 2014
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review, “Swiss Banks Seek to Join U.S. Tax Amnesty Program,” January, 2014
  •  Quoted in Bloomberg News about “Ex-UBS Banker Weil Seen Cooperating With Prosecutors,” December 16, 2013
  • Quoted in USA Today about “When they were rich: Madoffs’ ’04 tax return,” December 13, 2013
  • Interviewed by BBC Business Matters, London, England about “Switzerland weighs U.S. tax deal to end dispute,” May 30, 2013
  • Quoted in USA Today about “Switzerland weighs U.S. tax deal to end dispute,” May 29, 2013
  •  Interviewed by USA Today about “Advocate: IRS does poor job on identity theft,” January 9, 2013
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “Tribe Dealt Another Blow,” October 16, 2012
  • Quoted in South Florida Business Journal about “Will Election Affect Offshore Tax Evasion Crackdown?,” October 12, 2012
  • Quoted in USA Today about “Romney releases taxes, claims he has paid every year,” September 22, 2012
  • Quoted in CNN Money about “Romney paid 14% effective tax rate in 2011,” September 21, 2012
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “UBS whistle-blower to get record $104 million from IRS,” September 12, 2012
  • Quoted in Tax Notes Today about “No Anomalies Apparent in Ryan Return,” August 21, 2012
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “For tax reasons, wealthy reconsider citizenship” and “Campaign Finance Legal Influence,” June 4, 2012
  • Quoted in Tax Analysts Tax Notes Today about “Obamas Pay 20.5 Percent Federal Tax Rate,” April 16, 2012
  • Interviewed by Marketplace Money about “Home business tax dodgers beware!” April 7, 2012
  • Interviewed by Swiss National Media Television about “Switzerland-USA tax agreement: the United States, investigations continue against tax evaders,” February 2012 and subsequent follow-up interview March 29, 2012
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “Justice Department broadens war on tax evaders,” March 26, 2012
  • Quoted in Tax Analysts Tax Notes Today about “Santorum Releases Tax Returns, Showing 28 Percent Effective Rate,” February 17, 2012
  • Quoted in Palm Beach Daily News about “Capital gains key to Romney tax strategy,” January 29, 2012
  • Quoted in Tax Analysts Tax Notes Today about “Romney’s Returns Could Jump-Start Carried Interest Debate,” January 25, 2012
  • Quoted in USA Today about “Gingrich’s taxes raise red flag,” January 24, 2012
  • Quoted in USA Today about “Romney confirms he gets a big tax break,” January 18, 2012
  • Interviewed by Marketplace Money about “What Millionaires Pay in Taxes,” January 16, 2012
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “Lawmakers decry proposed change to IRS rules,” November 21, 2011
  • Quoted in South Florida Business Journal about “Regulations pose problems for many South Florida companies,” September 30, 2011
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “Homebuyer credit plan was ripe for abuse,” August 22, 2011
  • Interviewed by the Swiss media about US v. UBS, Swiss National Media Television, May 11, 2011
  • Interviewed by Fox Business News about breaking down the changes in estate tax law, May 4, 2011
  • Quoted in Daily Business Review about “Best bank holdups are done with pen, not gun,” January 24, 2011
  • Interviewed by Fox Business News on giving tips for preparing your wallet for tax increases, July 9, 2010
  • Interviewed by Brian Ross on ABC Nightly News about IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program, October 12, 2009
  • Quoted on tax issues in Time Magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, BBC World, National Public Radio and German National Radio
Professional Associations & Memberships[ - ]
  • Nova Southeastern University, Trustee
  • Nova Law School, Nova Southeastern University
    Chairman, Board of Governors, 2003-10
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council, Founder
  • South Florida Tax Litigation Council, Charter Member
  • ABA Tax Section, Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
Bar Admissions[ - ]
  • The Florida Bar, 1973
    Board Certified, Taxation Law
  • The New York Bar, 1973
Court Admissions[ - ]
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts
    • Southern District of Florida
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
Civic & Community Service[ - ]
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Broward County, Past Chairman
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County, Past Chairman