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Lesley J. Johnson, CPA*, CIRA

Lesley J. Johnson is a Partner at Kapila & Company, Certified Public Accountants. She joined the firm in 1997 after seventeen years
practicing tax with international and large regional accounting firms.

Professional Experience

Ms. Johnson concentrates on bankruptcy and insolvency taxation. She has provided tax services to debtors, creditors, Receivers, Bankruptcy Trustees and Liquidating Trustees. Her experience includes analyzing sophisticated and complex tax issues relating to mortgage-backed securities ventures, real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICS), liquidating trusts, corporate reorganization, and tax restructuring. She has provided litigation support services to law firms for projects involving utilization of net operating losses, preservation of tax attributes, business and tax consolidations tax analysis of embezzlements and “Ponzi” frauds and reconstructing decedents’ Estate assets. Ms. Johnson has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities and negotiated federal and state tax claims on behalf of Trustees and Receivers.

Ms. Johnson’s experience in tax and investigative engagements encompass real estate development, financial institutions, retail, wholesale, medical practices, broker-dealers, investment firms, estates and trusts.

Ms. Johnson has testified as an expert and participated in mediations regarding net operating losses and multiple pass-through real estate investments; S-corporation accounting and tax losses and other tax issues.

  Ms.  Johnson obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Barry University.

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations
  •  Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida

 Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor

•  Florida Institute of Public Accountants

•  American Institute of Public Accountants

•  Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

Panels and Presentations
  •  AIRA Bankruptcy Taxation Conference - Panel Discussion "Dealing with IRS on     Compliance and Other Issues"

•  AIRA Bankruptcy Taxation Conference - Panel Discussion "Taxation -
    Liquidating Trusts"

Volunteer Activities (Past & Present)
  •  Unitarian Universalist Society committee member

•  Past Board Member of Women in Business, Miami Chapter

•  Provided in-house training during employment with Peat, Marwick on
    international tax related topics

•  Active volunteer with South Broward YMCA youth groups

* Regulated by the State of Florida. 
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Internal Revenue Service
Securities & Exchange Commission

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