Kenneth S. Pinsky is an immediate past Co-Managing Partner of Warady & Davis LLP. Mr. Pinsky also served on the firm’s Executive Committee, which is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm.
With over 35+ years of experience, Mr. Pinsky has in-depth expertise primarily in the representation of closely-held operating businesses and real estate developers, operators of residential and commercial properties and management companies. His real estate specialization includes development and management of commercial and residential projects, construction companies, due diligence, partnership and joint venture structuring, syndications, tax planning and financial structuring of real estate transactions.
Prior to joining W&D in 1994, Mr. Pinsky was a Partner at Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser and at Laventhol & Horwath in Chicago. His responsibilities at AM&G and L&H included the management of audit, accounting and tax engagements of real estate industry clients and he was the director of L&H’s real estate industry practice.
As a leading real estate industry expert, Mr. Pinsky has provided audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to numerous real estate development companies and their subsidiaries, which included construction companies, ownership and management of office buildings, regional and local shopping centers, hotels, single family and multi-family housing, condominium conversions, mobile home and recreational vehicle parks and other commercial property. In addition, he has in-depth experience in multi-family housing projects, including LLC’s and partnerships financed by mortgages from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).
Areas of Specialization
Ken’s areas of technical expertise include tax planning, loan structuring, buy/sell consulting to owners, examinations and compilations of financial forecasts included in private placement offering memorandums in connection with real estate syndications, acquisition and disposition due diligence, job costing, troubled debt restructuring, failed syndication’s and workouts, and valuation analysis on various types of real estate projects. Mr. Pinsky has appeared as an expert witness in several court cases including the U.S. Department of Justice regarding accounting and income tax matters contained in a syndicated real estate time share development.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois CPA Society
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- MSI Global Alliance
Community and Business Involvement
Frequent speaker on real estate, accounting and tax related topics to business & community groups
Written articles and serves as a quote source for industry and business publications
- Bachelor of Science in Commerce, DePaul University of Chicago
- Certificate in Effective Executive Curriculum, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
- C.P.A. licenses in the states of Illinois and Florida
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