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P. Prestin Weidner - Shareholder

P. Prestin Weidner

Education

Florida State University, B.S., 2001, magna cum laude
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Golden Key
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2004
  • Order of the Coif
  • Vanderbilt Law Review
    • Articles Editor
  • Moot Court Board
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2005, Distinction
  • Graduate Tax Scholar

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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P. Prestin Weidner - Shareholder

Prestin is a Shareholder in the firm's Corporate & Tax Group.  His practice primarily involves federal and state tax planning and advice for business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, recapitalizations, the formation of partnerships, joint ventures and other business entities, employment agreements and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and equity and equity-based compensation plans.  Prestin also advises fund sponsors and investors on fund formations and investments, including co-investments.  He also engages in general business and corporate matters, including drafting and negotiating agreements for investment and acquisition transactions, limited liability company operating agreements, employment agreements, and equity incentive and other compensation plans. 

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Community & Civic Affiliations

  • Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida, Inc.
    • Immediate Past President (2018-2019)
    • Board President (2017-2018)
  • Hyde Park United Methodist Church
    • Scholarship Committee (2016-2018)
    • Permanent Endowment Fund Committee (2012-2014)
      • Chair (2014)
  • High Risk Hope, Inc.
    • Advisory Board
      • Former Member

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section
  • The Florida Bar
    • Tax Section
      • Former Chair, Annual moot court competition
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Tax Section

Publications & Presentations

  • The Misappropriation of Trust Fund Taxes Under the Guise of Reasonable Cause. (2004). Vand. L. Rev., 57, 287.
  • Teleconference Presentation (with John Connery): "Business Entities: Tax Issues in Structuring Equity and Equity-Based Compensation Arrangements." National Business Institute, 2011.
  • Presentation: "LLC or Inc.?" Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business: S Corporations in Detail." National Business Institute, 2012.
  • Presentation "LLC or Inc.?" Entity Selection for a Small to Medium Sized Business: Tax Considerations for LLCs." National Business Institute, 2012.
  • Presentation (with Rachel Feinman): "Legal Traps for Startup Entrepreneurs." USF Blue Sky Program, February 2012.
  • Presentation: "Top 10 Mistakes 501(c)(3) Organizations Make: Compensation Issues: Executive Director, Board Members, and Disqualified Persons." National Business Institute, 2015.
  • Presentation: "Top 10 Mistakes 501(c)(3) Organizations Make: Florida State Tax Exclusions and Exemptions." National Business Institute, 2015.
  • Presentation: "Top 10 Mistakes 501(c)(3) Organizations Make: Failure to Consider UBIT Issues." National Business Institute, 2015.
  • Presentation (with Greg Brown and Steve Karasick): "Drafting and Litigating Non-competition and Non-solicitation Agreements in Florida's New Legal Landscape." November 2016.
  • Webinar (with Greg Brown): "Drafting and Litigating Non-competition and Non-solicitation Agreements in Florida's New Legal Landscape." June 2017.
  • Presentation: "LLCs from Start to Finish: The Series LLC: Nuts and Bolts." National Business Institute, February 2018.
  • Presentation: "LLCs from Start to Finish: LLC or S-Corp Tax Considerations." National Business Institute, February 2018.
  • Client Advisory: "Updated Rules For Online Sales Tax Collection." July 2018.
  • Teleconference Presentation: "What Tax Reform Means for LLCs and Other Pass-Through Entities." National Business Institute, September 2018.