Our attorneys have a breadth of experience providing comprehensive tax counsel to corporations, including banks and financial institutions, partnerships, limited liability companies, nonprofits and individuals. Our expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, financial products, tax accounting issues, the federal taxation of international transactions, and tax policy and advocacy. Our attorneys are experienced in establishing and operating tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations, and handling such issues as unrelated business income tax. In addition to advising, our attorneys handle tax controversies and have sought and obtained rulings from the Internal Revenue Service, handled significant matters at the audit and appeals levels, and conducted litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and other judicial forums. We have extensive experience in the field of tax policy risk management and advising clients with respect to US federal tax developments and international tax policy issues including the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.
The firm also has a substantial state and local tax practice, with experience working in the areas of corporate income tax and unincorporated business franchise tax, sales and use tax, excise tax, commercial real property tax, nonprofit real property tax and tax abatements, and personal income tax, among a number of other areas. We monitor trends and changes at the state and local level, and can provide advice to corporations, individuals and nonprofits on navigating the often changing regulatory environment. Our attorneys have also had success advocating for changes to tax law and regulations at the state and local level.
Whether as primary advisers or as a second opinion, the tax group brings substantial expertise advising clients of all types as to tax planning, including the creation of individual tax strategies, corporate structuring and restructuring, product development, in-bound and out-bound investment vehicles, foreign tax credit and U.S. withholding tax planning, subpart F, tax policy and many other highly technical areas of the tax law. Working as necessary with foreign tax professionals, accountants and other financial professionals, we ensure that our clients’ global tax issues are addressed effectively and efficiently.