Marc E. Seyburn has been developing his professional skills for over 20 years, which has allowed him to cultivate his unique talents as a creative thinker in legal, tax and financial planning. Throughout his career he has gained valuable experience in all phases of transactional work, utilizing his unique skill set from capital raise through startup in a wide variety of industries. His primary technical expertise is in structural planning, partnership taxation, estate planning, jet acquisition structuring, cash flow modeling, and analyzing and structuring investment opportunities.
A uniquely skilled professional who creates value for all clients to best accomplish their respective goals. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Marc attended an accelerated tax program at the University of Southern California, which propelled him into his passion for complex problem solving and the beginning of developing his skills as an “out of the box” thinker. He started his career as a tax accountant for BDO Seidman in Century City, California and Troy, Michigan.
After gaining valuable experience in cash flow modeling, tax returns, and financial modeling, Marc was admitted to the Wayne State University Law School night program. Prior to beginning law school, he quit his job at BDO Seidman and began working for the Law Offices of Seyburn, Kahn, Ginn, Bess and Serlin, P.C. A truly unique experience, Marc had the opportunity to work with his father, Bruce Seyburn, “one of the most brilliant planners in the country.”
In February 2010, Marc opened his current practice with the goal of taking advantage of up-to-date technology, as well as leveraging a new business plan that promotes increased efficiencies and flexibility in its fee arrangements. The sky is the limit for opportunities.
- Formed numerous limited liability companies and prepared Operating Agreements for multi-million dollar transactions ranging from real estate developments, apartment ownership and/or acquisitions, manufacturing business, service business, holding companies, technology companies and family-owned entities
- Prepared comprehensive estate planning documents for high net worth clients involving generation-skipping transfer tax planning and implementation of gifting programs involving family limited liability companies and leveraged transactions, including, without limitation, sales to DGTS, GRATS, and charitable trusts, as well as the integration of asset protection strategies utilizing foreign jurisdictions, such as Nevada and Delaware
- Working with Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Film and Digital Media Office to work within laws and regulations to develop an implementation strategy that would allow digital media projects to benefit from the incentive when all the focus was on live action productions.
- Structuring of all facets of jet acquisitions, including fractional interests, charter management, flight departments, excise tax planning and most importantly, Part 91 v. Part 135 compliance to maximize tax efficiencies
- Structuring of global expansion of Part 145 Heavy Maintenance MRO and related industries such as cargo conversions and scrapping of aircraft
- Prepared and filed numerous Michigan Film and Digital Media Incentive Applications and negotiated Incentive Agreements and several matters of first impression with the Michigan Film Office
- Prepared cash flow modeling, along with investment/syndication structuring for raising capital on several multi-million dollar transactions
- Prepared documentation and filings needed to obtain recognition of tax-exempt status for private foundations and other charitable and civic organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Achieved favorable outcomes in United States Tax Court for all cases presented
- Creating charitable entities for public advancements and working for such causes
- Researching and analyzing both the legislation. regulations, the IRS Manual and the Taxpayer Advocate’s Office’s reports to create a self-help software program to assist taxpayers who owe the federal treasury taxes.