Instructor Biography

Andreea Cioara-Schinas, CPA

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About The Instructor

Director of Tax Services – Real Estate Taxation
Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants


Experience:
Andreea Cioara Schinas has more than 15 years of experience in corporate and real estate taxation, planning and compliance for high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs, international tax and controversy work. Her unique set of skills make her a valued advisor to business owners, developers, executives and individuals with complex holdings from the US and abroad.

Cioara Schinas is actively involved in consulting for corporate clients, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development opportunities of all sizes, and is a trusted advisor from the start-up phase to the ultimate exit strategy.

Areas of Focus:
• Corporate tax planning and compliance
• Cost segregation studies
• Debt restructuring and workouts
• International tax
• Joint ventures and partnership formation
• Partnership/LLC taxation
• Real estate taxation
• Retirement and compensation planning
• State and local tax
• Tax controversies and IRS representation
• Transfers of ownership and succession planning

Key Industries Served:
• Commercial, retail, and residential real estate developers
• Fortune 500 companies
• High-net-worth domestic and international individuals
• Hospitality, food and beverage
• Investment funds
• Office, retail, industrial and multi-family property owners

Affiliations:
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
• Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
• Florida Institute on Federal Taxation Committee- Chair
• National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – National Tax and Finance Committee
   
Education:
• Florida International University - Master of Science in Taxation - summa cum laude
• Florida International University – Bachelor of Science in Accounting- magma cum laude