Our Tax Practice Group provides tax planning and tax controversy services to clients in the areas of federal, state and local tax law and functions as an integral part of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Our lawyers provide tax counsel to a diverse group of clients, from large publicly-held companies to privately-held businesses to entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Transactional Tax Planning
We provide a solutions-oriented approach to tax planning issues involving corporate, partnership, bankruptcy, real estate and venture capital transactions. Our transactional corporate tax practice focuses on start-up issues, such as choice of entity and executive compensation planning, financing matters related to debt and equity offerings and matters related to mergers and acquisitions. Our mergers and acquisition tax practice includes sales and purchases of businesses, both taxable and tax-free, LBO’s, spinoffs, reorganizations and recapitalizations. We have extensive experience in partnership and limited liability company formation, structuring and operational tax issues, including the formation of venture capital funds. Through careful examination of every acquisition, combination, divestiture or other transaction we are able to minimize the impact on our client’s tax costs. Our tax lawyers work closely with the other attorneys in our firm to structure and implement the optimal tax structure for every transaction.
Tax controversies inevitably arise during the course of any business and our attorneys work to find effective and creative resolutions to the tax problems of our clients. We represent clients in federal and state tax audits, administrative appeals, ruling requests, and tax litigation before the various federal and state trial and appellate courts, including in particular the U.S. Tax Court and state boards of tax appeals. Our attorneys assist clients in dealing with ancillary issues relating to tax disputes, such as tax return treatment of disputed issues going forward. Along with our Public Law Practice Group, our attorneys also lobby state general assemblies to obtain favorable drafting of tax statutes.