Our Tax practice group advises businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations in corporate tax planning; tax disputes; the tax aspect of acquisitions, disposition and syndications; tax-exempt financing; and tax qualification.
Our attorneys handle all aspects of tax law practice, including corporate, individual, partnership and limited liability companies, “S” corporations, mergers and acquisitions, exempt organizations, international, and resolution of controversies with the IRS and state taxing authorities.
We have several attorneys who hold advanced degrees in tax. Three of our tax attorneys are Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel and two are Fellows of the American Law Institute. Six are listed in the Tax Law section of Best Lawyers in America 2011.
We recognize that tax consequences are only a part of the fundamental economics of a business transaction and often devise alternative structures that may produce more favorable tax results, while striving to remain faithful to the transaction and our client’s objectives. Our experience includes:
We help clients choose among various forms and combinations of business organization: proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company, partnership (including limited partnership, limited liability partnership, and limited liability limited partnership) and "S" corporation. Our experience includes:
We regularly represent clients before tax authorities and courts, including the IRS and state departments of revenue. We balance cost effectiveness with aggressive representation to optimize results. Examples of our experience include:
Our consultation with tax-exempt organizations, both public charities and private foundations, includes advising clients on prohibited transactions, self-dealing and private inurement issues, as well as deductibility of contributions. Examples of our experience include:
We have developed a familiarity with international tax laws and a network of foreign advisors to counsel clients on international joint ventures, domestic ownership of foreign entities, foreign ownership of domestic entities and property, and special rules applicable to aliens and expatriates. Our experience includes: