Taxation

Our tax lawyers handle tax planning issues for our business clients and their owners. In an increasingly complicated and high tax environment, structuring operations in a tax-efficient manner can frequently be one of the best ways to boost a company’s bottom line and maximize returns to its owners. In addition, reducing tax-related risk and avoiding tax controversies has become essential to the ability of business clients to operate their businesses effectively.

We represent clients and advise them in a wide range of tax-related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate related tax planning, federal and state tax controversies, partnership taxation, corporate taxation, international transactions, and charitable organizations. We routinely advise entrepreneurs and other business clients on choice of entity, partnership and S corporation related matters, tax-free reorganizations, capital raising transactions, asset and equity sales, and related matters. Our involvement in pre-transaction planning has saved our clients many millions of dollars in taxes and avoided a variety of unwelcome tax-related surprises. In addition to serving as transaction counsel in these transactions, we are frequently engaged by other law firms and accounting firms to assist them and their clients in connection with tax-related matters.

Our tax lawyers also represent clients in connection with federal and state tax audits, adjustments to tax returns, U.S. Tax Court proceedings, and the negotiation and successful resolution of tax-related controversies. To that end, we have negotiated and resolved, and successfully litigated where necessary, a variety of tax disputes with the IRS on behalf of our clients.