Joe Zitzka focuses on federal tax, Florida tax, international tax, estate planning and corporate and securities matters. Joe has extensive experience advising clients regarding commercial transactions involving partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and joint ventures
Joseph W. Zitzka
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JOSEPH W. ZITZKA, JR.

Shareholder Emeritus

407-418-6318 Direct
joseph.zitzka@lowndes-law.com 

Joe Zitzka focuses on federal tax, Florida tax, international tax, estate planning and corporate and securities matters. Joe has extensive experience advising clients regarding commercial transactions involving partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and joint ventures. He also often assists with entity reorganizations (including conversions and recapitalizations), special purpose entity formations, and the negotiation and preparation of stock and asset purchase agreements. In addition to commercial transactions, Joe handles matters for tax-exempt organizations, including mergers, interstate migrations, formations and operations of tax-exempt organizations, seeking favorable determinations from the IRS regarding tax exempt status, as well as individual and business controversies with the IRS. Joe has experience dealing with matters related to failure to file and failure to pay individual and business taxes, including payroll tax matters as well as innocent spouse issues.

RECOGNITION

  • Recognized as a “Florida Rising Stars” for 2009, 2011-2013 by Florida Super Lawyers
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2018-2019

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Florida Hospital Foundation Board, East Orlando
  • Alzheimer Resource Center
  • Milwood Polo Club

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter, Treasurer

Admitted

  • The Florida Bar, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida United States Tax Court IRS

Education

  • University of Florida (LL.M. in Taxation, 2002)
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2000)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 1996)