Mike Blake to Speak on ‘Like-Kind’ Property Exchanges

October 27, 2006

T. Michael Blake, an attorney with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s upcoming “Essentials of Section 1031 Exchanges” seminar scheduled for November 7th at the Embassy Suites hotel in Oklahoma City. The one-day seminar is designed to provide accountants, attorneys, real estate professionals, financial planners, bankers and contractors with a higher level of understanding regarding “like-kind” property exchanges allowed by the Internal Revenue Service under Code Section 1031.

Blake, whose legal practice encompasses the areas of tax law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and estate planning, frequently structures tax-deferred (Section 1031) exchanges of property, including real estate, oil and gas interests and aircraft. In addition to structuring forward like-kind exchanges, he has also structured numerous reverse and “build-to-suit” exchanges. His particular expertise in this area has resulted in him being a frequent lecturer on the topic.

Interested conference participants may register online at The seminar has been pre-approved for continuing education credit by the CFP board, Oklahoma Bar Association, Institute of Certified Bankers, National Registry of CPE Sponsors, Oklahoma Real Estate Commission and PACE.

McAfee & Taft is one of the largest, most experienced law firms in the Southwest, serving clients throughout the region and nationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate, and tax and family wealth.  The firm employs over 200 Oklahomans, including 123 attorneys.