Regular Membership

Upon receipt of the Membership Application and payment, the FEA Membership Committee will review the application and make a determination of acceptance or rejection, and so notify the applicant in writing. Membership payments will be processed upon approval.  Any Membership Applications which are rejected will have all payments returned.  Annual Full Membership Dues are tiered, based on your gross revenue from §1031 Exchanges earned during the previous year.  View the Current Dues Structure.

Why you should be an FEA Member:

  • Stay informed of the latest Section 1031 transaction techniques.
  • Receive specialized updates and information on IRS rulings.
  • Access to opportunities for networking with other Section 1031 professionals at regional and national conferences
  • Enhance your professional credibility.

The FEA is the only national trade organization formed to represent Qualified Intermediaries, their primary legal/tax advisors and affiliates who are directly involved in Section 1031 Exchanges. With member companies and multiple committees focused on issues of industry concerns, the FEA is the recognized national voice of the industry. Additionally, the FEA established and maintains a certification program allowing exchange facilitators to earn the distinguished Certified Exchange Specialist® (CES®) designation.

The FEA takes an active role in responding to legislative and regulatory actions at both the state and national level. The association has retained a leading Washington, D.C., tax advocate to monitor federal legislative and regulatory proposals. Due to the presence of our tax advocate and through the efforts of Members, the FEA has been able to keep pace with federal developments virtually as they occur. On numerous occasions, the FEA and its Members have successfully presented and advocated taxpayer-friendly positions to the IRS, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and the Joint Committee on Taxation in connection with legislative and regulatory proposals.

Additionally, the FEA monitors the activities of state legislatures and regulatory agencies through the vigilance of its members. In several significant instances, the FEA provided commentary and testimony to state legislatures and regulatory agencies that shaped their approach to the licensing and regulation of exchange professionals and influenced state taxation and procedures for exchange transactions. The collective strength of the FEA as an organization provides a clear unified voice as an advocate for the issues affecting the exchange industry.

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