Strategic solutions, risk reduction and minimizing tax controversy are integral parts of our team’s value-added approach.

Our Tax Department lawyers provide pragmatic advice for a broad range of sophisticated tax issues in art, corporate, financial and real estate transactions. Strategic solutions, risk reduction and minimizing tax controversy are integral parts of our team’s value-added approach. Our broad range of experience allows us to anticipate issues arising on either side of a transaction and deliver efficient tax solutions that successfully meet our client’s goals.

We counsel national and international clients, from major real estate developers to world-renowned sports teams. We regularly advise high-net-worth individuals, multigenerational families, family offices, banks and trust companies on wealth planning and tax matters.

Areas of Focus:

  • Individual, partnership and corporate income tax planning
  • Tax planning for business acquisitions and breakups
  • Joint ventures
  • Real estate transfer tax planning
  • Tax planning for project financing including real estate and investment syndications, venture capital and other investment vehicles
  • Tax planning for employee compensation programs, including stock option plans, cafeteria plans, phantom stock plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  • Real estate incentive programs
  • Low-income housing and qualified rehabilitation tax credits
  • Tax controversy including federal, state and local income tax; audits and litigation
  • Structuring loan workouts to minimize adverse income tax consequences for both lenders and borrowers
  • Bankruptcy tax planning
  • State and local tax planning