Practice Areas 

Tax Related Practice Areas:

  • Income Tax Planning
  • Application of Double Tax Treaties
  • International Tax Compliance
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Representation during IRS Audits and Appeals
  • Representation in Tax Court
  • Refund Litigation
  • Representation during Voluntary Disclosures ("FBAR")
  • Resource for Certified Public Accountants


Real Estate:

  • Legal Advice when purchasing or selling Real Estate
  • Closings (including Title Insurance)
  • FIRPTA Withholding
  • Evictions


Business/Contract Law:

  • Incorporation of Businesses (Corporations/LLC)
  • Contract Law
  • Business Disputes
  • Legal Advice for Purchase of Businesses (such as for VISA purposes)


Probate / Estate Planning:

  • Estate Planning
  • Drafting of Revocable Living Trusts
  • Drafting of Wills
  • Drafting of Powers of Attorney
  • Probate Administration
  • Personal Representative Services
  • Estate Tax Resolution
  • Discharge of Estate Tax Liens


Bachelor of Science cum laude in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University

Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University

Juris Doctor cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law

Background

I graduated Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2004, followed by a Masters of Science Degree in Accounting & Taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2005. In 2007, I finished all the requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant, received my license and started my own company.


In 2009, I started attending Ave Maria School of Law and in 2010, I started working as a legal intern at a boutique tax law firm in Naples. In 2012, I graduated with a Juris Doctor degree and passed the Florida Bar Exam and promptly started working as an associate Attorney for the same tax law firm.


In the Fall of 2013, I decided to bring my knowledge and skills to bear on problems that more closely resemble my area of interest and decided to branch out with my own law firm.

About Me:

Certification/Licensing/Bar Admissions:

Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Florida Attorney At Law


United States Tax Court

United States Middle District of Florida

Florida Supreme Court

Education

My name is Sebastian Nye-Schmitz. I was born in Germany and moved to the United States almost 20 years ago. I am a Certified Public Accountant and Attorney at Law, licensed in the State of Florida.


When I was working in tax compliance, as a CPA, I focused on the application of the Double Tax Treaty with German Speaking Countries. Since transitioning to controversy, I have dramatically increased my areas of practice to include all levels of tax controversy, including CPA support and independent representation of clients during audits, appeals, US Tax Court cases, refund litigation, and establishing of collection alternatives. I routinely and seamlessly work with, and support, Certified Public Accountants, especially during tax season. Because of my back-


The Nye-Schmitz Law Firm, P.A.

ground, my areas of particular interest include voluntary disclosures and international tax compliance. Since I am bilingual, I also represent German speaking clients in various legal disputes and business transactions.