Big firm sophistication. Small firm focus.

Taxation

Tax laws reach into every area of business life, and even some aspects of personal life.  Our clients rarely conduct their affairs solely to minimize their taxes, but no prudent decision maker can afford to act without considering the tax ramifications of all the options – federal, state, local, and even international – or exploring whether there might be options not thought of yet that would yield a better tax result.

Transaction Structuring

Taxation

Tax planning comes to the fore in structuring transactions.  The most important aspect of our Tax Practice is working side by side with business lawyers, clients, and accountants to make certain the clients’ transactions are tax-efficient.

Experience

We are familiar with all forms of non-taxable and taxable transaction forms, including:

  • Tax-free reorganizations;
  • Transactions using tax-free business formation principles;
  • §1031 exchanges;
  • Recapitalizations;
  • Tax-free spin-offs and split-ups;
  • Stock and partnership interest redemptions;
  • Installment sales and contingent consideration structuring;
  • §338(h)(10) elections;
  • Partnership-disguised sale rules and mixing-bowl partnerships;
  • 89-11 transactions to minimize real estate transfer tax;
  • Insolvency transactions and preserving net operating losses;
  • Tax credit financing; and
  • ESOP sales.

Taxation

Tax laws reach into every area of business life, and even some aspects of personal life.  Our clients rarely conduct their affairs solely to minimize their taxes, but no prudent decision maker can afford to act without considering the tax ramifications of all the options – federal, state, local, and even international – or exploring whether there might be options not thought of yet that would yield a better tax result.