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Taxation & Estate Planning

Sophisticated business transactions have far reaching tax ramifications for a company and its owners. Competent tax and estate planning advice is fundamental to the rendering of complete legal counseling.

The Firm's practice in the area of taxation encompasses domestic and international planning and controversy work at the federal, state and local levels. Our estate lawyers are active in the planning and administration of complex wills, trusts and other vehicles. We are proactive and look for opportunities to help our clients plan for the sale or succession of their personal and business interests.

In particular, the Firm actively represents clients in:

  • State and local real estate transfer and gains tax issues
  • Sophisticated estate planning for individuals and family units
  • Estate Administration
  • The formation, operation, reorganization and liquidation of corporations, partnerships, trusts and foundations
  • The tax treatment of United States residents and entities engaged in business abroad and foreign persons and entities conducting business in the United States
  • Tax structuring of limited partnerships, limited liability companies, private and public foundations and other tax advantaged investments
  • Non-profit organizations, their tax-exempt status and unrelated business income tax
  • General business and personal income tax planning
  • Formation and use of trusts, life estates GRATS, CRTS and family limited partnerships
  • Life insurance planning
  • Representing clients in administrative proceedings with IRS audit and collection divisions, and tax litigation
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