berkowitz pollack brant advisors and accountants

Steven G. Messing, JD, CPA

Senior Tax Director


Steve Messing has more than 30 years of tax and real estate experience and has worked extensively with developers. Before joining Berkowitz Pollack Brant in 2005, Messing was a tax partner in a Big Four accounting firm for more than 20 years. During this time, he was partner in charge of the Southeast US and South Florida Real Estate practices, as well as the Southeast US Real Estate Tax Practice. In addition, he was partner in charge of the Miami Tax Department.

As a lawyer and CPA, Messing brings his clients a unique ability to solve problems and anticipate challenges. His work as an advisor and consultant has helped many entrepreneurs build their businesses into well-performing organizations.

In 2015 the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program honored Messing as an alumni of distinction.

Areas of Focus:

Acquisitions and dispositions

Business consulting

Debt restructuring and workouts

Joint ventures

LLC operating agreements

Real estate investment funds

State and federal tax compliance

Tax controversies and disputes

Tax services

Key Industries Served:

Commercial, retail and industrial owners and developers

Condominium conversions

High-net-worth individuals and families

Homebuilders and condominium developers


Greater Miami Jewish Federation – Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Chairman of the Administrative Committee, past chair of Commerce and Professions Division

University of Florida, Fisher School of Accounting - Advisory Board


University of Miami School of Law – Juris Doctor magna cum laude

University of Florida – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduated first in the School of Business

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