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Professional Experience


Leeanne W. Graziani, CPA


-Tax planning and compliance services to entrepreneurs, investors, owner-managed businesses public companies, not-for-profit entities, and on a pro-bono basis for individuals as needed

-Representation before IRS & other taxing authorities

-Tax strategy solutions

-IRS Refund Claims: resolved multi-year IRS exam for former employer, a mid-size publicly-traded corporation, resulting in $22 million in federal tax refunds

-Reduction of tax attributes


TB&W Enterprises of South Florida LLC
Manager Member - Real Estate Development


-Financial and due Diligence management of this real estate acquisition and development company

-Restructure/workout and purchase of more than $30 million in note obligations

-Contract negotiation & review

-Partnership/Joint Venture agreements

-Secured financing for development projects

-Liaison between partner group and attorneys, engineers, elected officials, local/state agencies and the general public in order to secure entitlements such as annexation, historical designation, zoning/land use changes, and development orders

-Negotiated resolution of right-of-way taking by eminent domain

-Negotiated reduced property tax assessments as a result of right-of-way taking, wetlands determination, land use changes, and CHRP/citrus lands in Collier, Lee and Highlands Counties

-Zoning changes, Development Orders, Permitting, Construction/Positioning of retail shopping plazas, office buildings, and convenience store/gas station/car wash

-Real estate leasing and property management


Union Acceptance Corporation
Vice President of Tax, Corporate Secretary


-Developed and managed in-house tax compliance and consulting function, including preparation and review of federal consolidated corporate income tax return (11 subsidiaries and QSPEs) and multi-state (40 states) tax compliance process

-Managed and successfully resolved two cycles of multi-year IRS exams as well as state tax audits, including sales & use tax

-Tax accrual workpapers and accounting for income taxes, including preparation and review of audited financial statement disclosures and early implementation of FIN 48

-Forecasting and budgeting model for debt-for-tax cash flows on automobile receivables securitized  on a quarterly basis ($100-$250 million per securitization)

-State qualification and licensing for public company and subsidiaries, forming new entities such as QSPEs, insurance agency, and special purpose finance companies

-Annual Proxy Statement for shareholders

-Section 16 reporting compliance, including changes related to Sarbanes -Oxley Act

-Implemented employee stock purchase plan and administered incentive stock option plans

-Unclaimed property reporting

-Established and managed Florida office, where QSPEs were located, for Midwest-based specialty finance company

-Served as Corporate Secretary, including attendance and participation at board of director meetings, maintaining books and records, corporate resolutions, confidential information requests at company headquarters


Ernst & Young LLP
Tax Manager, Enterpreneurial Services Group
Tax Manager


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