We provide a full range of tax-related services for business clients and individuals. Because virtually every transaction creates a tax consequence, we work to ensure that all firm lawyers consult with one of our tax specialists, whether the matter concerns mergers and acquisitions, real estate, probate, employment law, bankruptcy or asset management.
Planning Ahead for Every Tax Consequence
Tax laws are often complex, yet a thorough understanding of the tax consequences is essential in almost every legal matter. The objective is to create a comprehensive, customized tax plan for each situation, whether it involves an individual, a start-up, a multi-national corporation, a closely held business, or a fiduciary. Some of the areas in which we can help assure the right tax results are: tax planning for structuring business relationships and transactions; stock option plans and other executive compensation programs; managing tax aspects of the purchase and sale or merger of businesses; partnership planning for syndications as well as for entities doing business as partnerships or limited liability companies; estate and gift planning and estate tax minimization, including use of family partnerships and limited liability companies; tax-advantaged charitable and non-charitable giving; and individual income tax planning.
Assisting with Audits, Tax Controversies and Litigation
We represent clients in all aspects of federal, state and local tax controversies, including audits, administrative appeals and litigation in the U.S. tax court and in the federal district, bankruptcy and appellate courts. We are experienced in helping persons involved in troubled businesses with the "responsible person" penalty. We are also proficient in dealing with the taxing agencies in collection matters.