Tax

Guiding you through the maze of taxation.

We understand the importance of providing tax advice geared toward the particular commercial environment and industry in which our clients operate.

Recognized for their technical expertise and practical approach, our tax attorneys work closely with our other practice groups to structure M&A, venture capital, and general business transactions, bankruptcies, workouts, and litigation settlements. We draft and negotiate the often complex tax and financial provisions of limited liability company operating and partnership agreements, including private investment fund and real estate contexts. We design and review executive compensation arrangements, including stock options, stock appreciation rights, and other equity-based arrangements. We regularly assist clients with new business formations.

Our goal in every context is not merely to identify costly tax issues, but to find innovative and practical solutions balanced against sometimes competing non-tax concerns.

The Firm’s Tax Group undertakes matters that have both domestic and international elements, representing both foreign businesses wishing to enter the U.S. markets and U.S. businesses and investment funds wishing to expand or raise capital abroad. In addition to transaction services, our Tax Group represents entities and individuals involved in federal and state tax audits and appeals. We have had great success representing clients who have made “voluntary disclosures” relating to offshore bank accounts, unpaid sales tax obligations, and unclaimed property/escheat issues. We also actively advise tax-exempt organizations (including public charities and private foundations) with respect to formation and ongoing operational issues