Keith C. Durkin has experience in a full range of estate planning documents, including charitable remainder trusts, QTIP trusts, generation skipping trusts, short-term irrevocable trusts, insurance trusts, and special needs trusts.
His focus also includes asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, complex financing documents, international licensing and distribution agreements, operating agreements with guaranteed payments, preferred returns, tag along/drag along rights, and detailed tax allocation exhibits including qualified income offset provisions and deficit restoration obligations.
Durkin has also drafted various corporate merger documents including “A,” “E,” and “F” type reorganizations, as well as researched, drafted, edited, and prepared memos on all areas of taxation, including S-Corp taxation, partnership taxation, employee benefits, corporate tax, personal tax, tax-exempt entities, payroll tax, excise tax, international tax.
He also has experience representing taxpayers in tax controversies before the IRS, and preparing Non-Profit 501(c)(3) applications.
While at the University of Miami School of Law, Durkin was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit scholarship and served as Articles and Comments Editor for the International & Comparative Law Review, President of UM’s International Moot Court Board and a Fellow of the James Weldon Johnson Institute. Durkin was also awarded the CALI Award for Business Associations and Evidence, he received fourth place in the Regional ABA Client-Counseling Competition, along with many Book Awards including Administrative Law, Business Associations, Evidence, Internet & IP Law and Trademark Law while pursuing his Juris Doctor.
Durkin was named a 2011 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in Estate Planning and Probate Law, an honor earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida.
Durkin is involved in various community and professional