The lawyers in our Tax group each have a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation and work with clients to creatively design and implement structures for effecting business or family planning transactions with an emphasis on minimizing the incidence of income, estate and gift taxation. The best results are most often achieved when our lawyers have the opportunity to be involved from the inception of a transaction where the choice of entity can be made, and the planning for ownership, control and the tax consequences for eventual disposition can all be evaluated from inception, but we also advise on proposed transactions and reorganizations involving existing and long-standing structures.
Our lawyers have extensive tax planning experience in real estate transactions, the taxation of partners in partnership structuring, the taxation of shareholders, key employees or officers in corporate transactions, the creative use of hybrid tax entities, corporate formations, mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations for closely held businesses or majority shareholder dominated corporations, US taxation of foreign entities owned by US persons, and US taxation of US entities owned by foreign persons.
Our lawyers also assist clients with the design, formation, qualification and administration of tax-exempt private foundations, public charities, and social welfare organizations.