Maximilian Viski-Hanka


  • Maximilian Viski-Hanka
  • Phone: +1 305 960 2257

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    201 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3400
    Miami, FL 33131-4325

Maximilian Viski-Hanka practices in the area of international, corporate, partnership, and state and local taxation. His practice is a wide-ranging practice that includes cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and related issues, real estate joint ventures including investment fund formation, and a wide variety of 1031 transactions.  

 Mr. Viski-Hanka advises individuals, corporations, family offices, investments funds, small businesses, and tax-exempt organizations.  Additionally, Mr. Viski-Hanka advises non-U.S. clients on the tax ramifications of inbound investment in United States Real Property.  Mr. Viski-Hanka has also developed a skill in state and local taxation assisting businesses in Miami and New York with their taxation issues.

Mr. Viski-Hanka earned his LL.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law where he was a Graduate Editor of the Tax Law Review.  Additionally, Mr. Viski-Hanka is a 2015 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law where he was elected to be a member of the Order of the Coif.  He speaks Hungarian and Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Income Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • State and Local Taxation

Representative Matters

  • Represented a Boston-based private equity real estate investment management firm in forming a fund to make opportunistic hospitality investments in and around Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Long Island, identifying, acquiring and repositioning high-end boutique hotels and bed and breakfast properties.

  • Represented JB Investments Management in forming and launching JB Investments Fund III, LP, a hedge fund seeking to raise up to $1 billion to invest in publicly-traded oil and gas companies; simultaneously formed and launched a parallel U.S. fund and a Cayman Islands offshore fund to benefit tax-exempt and foreign investors.

  • Represented J.P. Morgan, and its co-lenders Winthrop Capital Partners and Witkoff Group, as first lien lenders in its $285 million debt restructuring and equity transfer involving the Ocean Resort Casino, a casino hotel located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs Lending Partners in a $700 million Senior Secured First Lien Term Loan Facility and $50 million Senior Secured First Lien Revolving Facility together with other security, credit, hedging and financing, resulting in an aggregate principal financing estimated to be $1.1 billion, with funding to be used to restart an oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


  • Florida
  • New York


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2016
    - Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015
    - Symposium Committee, University of Miami Law Review
    - Order of the Coif
  • University of Colorado, B.S.B.A., 2011


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2016-present
  • Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
    - Law Clerk, 2015
  • Wargo & French LLP
    - Summer Associate, 2014

Professional Activities

  • Greater Miami Tax Institute
  • Subcommittee of Partnership Taxation for the Florida Tax Bar

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2021

Selected Publications