Warren J. Kessler is a highly regarded expert in taxation, real estate, estate planning, and corporate matters. He has a national reputation in advising clients on all forms of tax-deferred 1031 exchanges including forward, reverse and build-to-suit exchanges, and on sophisticated partnership and limited liability company matters.
Shareholder, Kessler & Kessler, A Law Corporation, 1987 to present.
President, Century 1031 Exchange Inc. and Century Reverse Exchange Inc., 2005-2012.
Of Counsel to Gilchrist & Rutter Professional Corporation, 1991 to 1994 and to Kajan & Gross, A Professional Corporation, 1987 to 1990.
Partner, Greenberg, Hennigan & Mercer / Greenberg & Kessler, 1983 to 1987.
Partner, Cox, Castle & Nicholson, Los Angeles, California, 1980 to 1983. (Associate from 1977 to 1979)
Associate, McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, Illinois, 1973 to 1976.
Professional Presentations and Publications:
Speaker at California Society of Certified Public Accountants, 2008 Tax Update and Planning Conference: 2008 Real Estate Tax Update.
Speaker at 1st Service Solutions' Borrowers Forum, What Every Servicer and Borrower Needs to Know About Reverse Exchange Transactions, 2008.
Speaker at Lorman Education Services, Seminars on Section 1031 Exchanges, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Author, "Dealing With Distressed Real Estate Projects," Forty-Second Annual Institute on Federal Taxation, University of Southern California, January 1990.
Author, "Refinancing Real Estate," Thirty-Ninth Annual Institute on Federal Taxation, University of Southern California, January 1987.
Author, "Real Estate as an Investment," Thirty-Fifth Annual Institute on Federal Taxation, University of Southern California, January 1983.
Speaker at the 1983, 1987 and 1990 University of Southern California Tax Institutes.
Speaker at various CEB seminars on income tax topics, including real estate exchanges.
Co-author, "Sidestepping the Impact of Starker to Save Two-Party Tax-Free Exchanges," 48 Journal of Taxation 328, June 1978.
Former Chair and Director, California Housing Partnership Corporation, 2001 to 2006.
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels Program.
Representative, Cornell University Development Fund.