Certain limited partners in venture capital and private equity will likely see an increase in their tax liability due to a recent U.S. Tax Court decision. Generally, partners in a partnership and members in a limited liability company (LLC), taxed as a partnership,...
OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE
Demetrius Robinson serves as Co-Chair of KJK’s Tax Services Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Start Ups & Capitalization team. Valued by clients as a trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney, Demetrius spent several years working for a Fortune 25 company before transitioning into law, based on his desire to combine his understanding of business with the legal complexities and challenges that exist. He advises businesses on tax implications of reorganizations, business transactions, and multi-state transactions. Demetrius helps clients resolve tax-related issues with taxing authorities including the US Tax Court, Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities. From small business owners to multi-national corporations, Demetrius has provided sound business tax counsel to clients as a trusted advisor.
In his role as Co-Chair of the firm’s innovative GC Advantage Program, Demetrius works to provide embedded, best-in-class legal support for businesses from startups to SMEs, helping to deliver solutions to common business problems through predictable pricing, risk management and industry best practices via a customized approach.
In addition, Demetrius provides support to corporate executives and businesses on the development of compensation plans including incentive compensation packages. Demetrius also supports the firm’s Start Ups & Capitalization team by providing insight and guidance to entrepreneurs and founders on the startup matters, corporation organization, and governance matters.
Demetrius is a member of the American and Ohio State Bar Associations and was appointed to the Ohio State Bar Association Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives.
Prior to joining KJK, Demetrius worked at Ernst & Young (EY) as a member of their indirect tax practice with a focus on employment tax matters. Outside of his legal practice, Demetrius has the distinction of serving as an officer in the Ohio Army National Guard. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and four children.
AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Selected to Ohio Rising Stars, 2020 – 2024
- AVVO Client Choice Award, 2018, 2019
- American Bar Association
- Tax Committee Member
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Tax Committee Member
- Ohio State Bar Association Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Tax Court
- The Childhood League Center Advisory Council
- Vice Chair
- Bunker Labs
- City Leader
- Legal Aid Society
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
- “Veteran Entrepreneurship,” Ohio Women’s Veteran Conference, Aug. 2019
- “The New Tax Cuts and Job Act,” Columbus Urban League, Nov. 2018
- “The Tax Cuts and Job Act,” Columbus Business First, Nov. 2018
- “Tax Law Changes for Professionals,” Columbus Bar Association, Oct. 2018
- “Legal Essentials for Business Owners,” Columbus Metropolitan Library, Sep. 2018