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Tax - Business & Corporate

There are two things about tax laws that we know with certainty: they are ever-complex and ever-changing. Complexity and change calls for the need to build a tax plan that is customized to each particular business or personal situation. Our goal is to take advantage of all available tax strategies and to position our clients for optimal financial success with the least amount of federal, state and local tax consequences.

Virtually every transaction, business or personal, has tax implications. We work closely with attorneys in other practice areas of our firm to create and implement plans, structures and instruments that permit our clients to successfully complete their business transactions - mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, refinancing - while achieving the most favorable tax results. Our ultimate goal is to place the greatest amount of after-tax dollars in our clients’ hands after the smoke of the transaction has cleared away. We accomplish this goal by using innovative and creative tax strategies and structures. We are never satisfied with a “can’t be done” response to an issue.

We focus on addressing tax issues relating to the formation, structuring and operation of public charities, private foundations, joint ventures and other tax-exempt organizations. Our services include advice on organizational issues, tax abatement and exemption opportunities, and structures for tax-deductible contributions.

Another important part of our practice is the representation of clients in tax controversies. We regularly advise and represent businesses and individuals in tax audits by the Internal Revenue Service and various state and local tax agencies. Our tax lawyers also work closely with lawyers from the firm’s litigation practice group to prepare cases for litigation in the Tax Court and other federal and state courts.