Practices

Tax

Tax liability at the local, state, federal, and international level is a concern in any transaction, and for all individuals and trusts. The attorneys in our Tax Group help clients minimize their tax burden and maximize the benefits of tax credits, deductions, and exemptions.

We help clients plan so that tax controversies are avoided. Should tax controversies arise, we advise on matters ranging from routine audits to criminal tax matters. Our clients include businesses, nonprofits, individuals, trustees, and other fiduciaries.

Attorneys in the Group collaborate with each other and across the firm to meet clients’ individual needs. We work closely with colleagues in other practice areas, principally private client services, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, litigation, public finance, real estate, and white collar defense and internal investigations. This collaboration improves our tax work and extends client service beyond what any tax attorneys could achieve by working alone.

Our tax attorneys maintain excellent and longstanding relationships with tax officials and policymakers at all levels of government. The collective experience of our group includes government service at the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service, and we draw upon that experience to assist clients with both tax issues and tax planning opportunities. We also anticipate and monitor regulatory and legislative developments on tax issues to keep our clients agile and informed

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Experience 

Business and Transactions Matters

  • Provide tax planning for a private equity fund’s acquisition of equity interests in a manufacturing company, including structuring tax free rollover of founder equity
  • Structure a public company’s stock acquisition of a strategic target to qualify as a tax-deferred reverse triangular merger using a combination of stock and cash consideration.
  • Advise on tax and structure issues on the formation and fund raising activities of a private equity fund, including management company structure and equity based compensation