Julian Fortuna

Julian Fortuna

  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Estate Planning...
  • Georgia, New York
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Summary

Julian A. Fortuna is a Member of Taylor English Duma LLP where he practices business and tax law with a focus on tax planning and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and various other tax authorities. He also handles estate and trust tax matters. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Fortuna was Vice President and General Tax Counsel for InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG"). During his eleven year tenure at IHG, Mr. Fortuna managed a team of tax professionals responsible for structuring the domestic and international tax impacts of numerous mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other corporate transactions, as well as construction projects, leases, exchanges and other real and personal property transactions. Mr. Fortuna was also responsible for state and local tax matters (including property, sales/use and occupancy taxes). He also directed tax research and planning for cross-border financing, captive insurance, and the worldwide use of trade names and other intangible assets. He represented IHG before the IRS and various other tax authorities on audits, appeals, and ruling requests, and pursued tax regulatory and legislative changes for the benefit of IHG with U.S. Treasury and Congressional personnel in Washington D.C. Mr. Fortuna's professional experience also includes eleven years in the tax department at Deloitte and Touche where he served as the lead tax service provider to a variety of corporate and individual clients. Prior to that time, he served four years in the U.S. Treasury Department at Office of the Chief Counsel for the IRS where he was responsible for litigation in the United States Tax Court. He distinguished himself at the Office of Chief Counsel by winning seven of the eight cases he tried (he won a third of the other case), including two fraud cases and an accumulated earnings tax case. Mr. Fortuna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Political Science from the City University of New York, a Juris Doc

Education
Emory University School of Law
LL.M. / Taxation
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Rutgers University - Camden
J.D. / Business, Finance and Taxation
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City University of New York - Queens College
B.A. / Accounting and Political Science
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Honors: Cum Laude
Certifications
Certified Public Accountant
State of Georgia
Awards
Excellence in Constitutional Law
American Jurisprudence
Excellence in Civil Procedure
American Jurisprudence
Professional Associations
Member
Georgia State Bar
- Current
Member
Atlanta Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate and Tax Sections
- Current
Member
New York State Bar
- Current
Admitted
United States Tax Court
- Current
Member
American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
New York
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Employment Law
Contact & Map
Taylor English Duma LLP
1600 Parkwood Circle
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 6783367191
USA