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Yami Mackenzie is an Associate in the firm’s Tax and Benefits & Compensation Practices. Ms. Mackenzie focuses primarily on counseling clients, including tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities, on issues related to employee benefits and executive compensation. She regularly represents clients in matters involving the implementation and administration, as well as the ERISA and Internal Revenue Code implications, of defined benefit and defined contribution tax-qualified and non-qualified plans. She also advises clients regarding employee benefit matters that arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations and restructurings.
In addition, Ms. Mackenzie regularly assists nonprofit organizations with formation, organization, application for tax-exempt status, and counsel regarding maintaining and protecting their tax-exempt status. She also has experience advising clients on federal and state tax aspects of partnership and corporate transactions, and negotiating and drafting partnership agreements and LLC agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mackenzie worked at various law firms in Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. She also worked as an Attorney Advisor for the Social Security Administration and volunteered at an income tax assistance program.
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