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Richard F. Battagline

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Biography

Rick has more than 25 years of concentrated experience in the area of federal income taxation, including extensive research and involvement in addressing a wide variety of federal income tax issues relating to tax-exempt organizations qualification, public charity versus private foundation classification, unrelated business income tax, unrelated debt-financed income, private benefit and private inurement issues, and Section 501(c)(3) bond issues. Rick regularly represents clients in obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status and private letter rulings from the IRS on a variety of tax issues. He also represents major exempt organizations involved in IRS audits and has negotiated favorable settlements for a number of complex issues relating to business income and employment taxes.

Rick is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Biography

    Rick has more than 25 years of concentrated experience in the area of federal income taxation, including extensive research and involvement in addressing a wide variety of federal income tax issues relating to tax-exempt organizations qualification, public charity versus private foundation classification, unrelated business income tax, unrelated debt-financed income, private benefit and private inurement issues, and Section 501(c)(3) bond issues. Rick regularly represents clients in obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status and private letter rulings from the IRS on a variety of tax issues. He also represents major exempt organizations involved in IRS audits and has negotiated favorable settlements for a number of complex issues relating to business income and employment taxes.

    Rick is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Distinctions
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in General Practice, Securities, and Trusts and Estates — 2013