AVRAHAM Z. ("AVI") CUTLER

Partner

Avi Cutler joined Ballon Stoll’s Labor and Employment department in 2006 as an intern, and worked in the Commercial Litigation department before transferring to the firm's Tax, Estate and Business Planning department. Mr. Cutler is currently is the chair of the Tax, Estate and Business planning department.  

Mr. Cutler’s practice involves representing business owners, family businesses, investors and traders of both traditional and cutting edge investments in:

(1)  structuring their businesses and/or financial holdings so as to maximize their tax planning, business objectives and asset protection;

(2) ​ creating an estate plan to ensure the orderly and efficient transfer of Clients’ wealth upon their demise in a manner consistent with Clients’ desires, values and the minimization of tax effects upon their demise;

(3)  navigating the legal process after the death of a loved one;

(4)   IRS and state level tax audits, IRS and state level tax court proceeding, and other tax related administrative and court proceedings; and

(5)  other business transactional documents such as mergers and acquisitions, contract analysis/negotiation and internal corporate documents

Mr. Cutler is the founder of Las Vegas Jewish Experience and a founder of Aishel Avraham of Las Vegas, a food bank serving needy families throughout the Las Vegas Valley. He is the proud father of six amazing children and enjoys spending time with them. Mr. Cutler and his children are avid baseball fans and are currently pursing their goal of seeing a baseball game in every MLB stadium. 

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS:
  • Represented a family with a net worth in excess of $1 billion dollars to create a succession plan to minimize estate and income tax and ensure that the family business passed effectively to the next generation of leadership. 

 

  • Represented a health care business with multiple locations in the sale of their business for over $30 million dollars. 

 

  • Represented the doctors in a practice group in tax planning for their business and provided individual estate planning for each doctor in the practice.

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CONTACT
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Trusts and Estates

  • Tax Planning

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • General and Specialty Business Transactions

BAR ADMISSIONS​
  • State of New York (2009)

  • State of New Jersey (2008)

  • State of Minesota (2009)

  • State of Arizona (2011)

  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York (2011), the District of Minnesota (2011) and the District of Arizona (2011)

  • United States Tax Court (2011)

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America (2011)

EDUCATION
 
  • Rabbinical Seminary of America (B.A. in Theory and Jurisprudence; M.A. in Rabbinic Literature; Rabbinic Ordination; Rabbinic Court Judicial Ordination)

  • St. Johns University School of Law (J.D., 2008)

  • Represented a medical practice that had been served with a federal tax lien in excess of $1 million dollars and obtained a reversal of the lien and a refund for the client. 

  • Represented a manufacturing company in negotiating a dispute with suppliers, settling the matter on terms favorable to the client without disruption to the manufacturing process.