Our Practice Areas
We have a focus on business related legal services, including Business Law, Real Estate Law, Business Organizations, Tax Law and Estate Planning
Much of our practice involves providing innovative and common sense legal advice to assist our clients in their business endeavors. We have years of real-world business experience and apply an in-depth knowledge of the law in structuring business transactions and add value by protecting our clients’ interests. Whether it’s a matter of choosing a business entity, structuring a purchase or sale transaction to best achieve goals and maximize tax benefits, or adding key provisions to an agreement, we are well equipped to handle business law matters.
Real Estate law
We represent clients spanning a broad spectrum of business organizations. We form and represent limited partnerships, limited liability companies and all manner of corporations (professional, nonprofit and special purpose). We understand the nuances of each form of business entity, and work closely with our clients and their advisors to select the best form of entities to serve their legal needs and to develop an overall business structure that will best achieve their tax objectives and long-term goals.
Much of our tax work involves proactive tax planning. We are skilled at evaluating business and transaction structures, and work with our clients and their other advisors to help minimize or defer tax costs. We are often consulted by other professionals to render advice on complicated tax aspects of a transaction.
While our preference is to work proactively with clients to avoid tax controversies, we are often consulted when clients are faced with tax issues, such as might be raised by the IRS during an audit or appeal, and have a great deal of experience resolving tax matters with the IRS.
We offer a full service estate planning practice encompassing the preparation of trusts, wills, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. Our focus is achieving our client’s succession goals, whether simple or complex, while at the same time considering tax consequences and potential pitfalls. For many of our clients, in addition to business matters, we also handle estate and succession planning for their closely held and family-owned businesses.