Tax, Trust and Estates
Attorneys in this group counsel in federal, state, local, and international taxation, non-profit status and other tax exemptions, executive compensation, employment, qualified plans, employee benefits, and ERISA. Practice group members have extensive experience with state income, sales and use, franchise, ad valorem, occupational license and severance tax matters and regularly counsel clients on entity selection. Individuals and families are counseled regarding estate planning, trust, probate and succession matters, with particular experience in advising owners of closely-held family businesses.
The Firm has represented clients in the full ambit of state tax litigation. Many of these cases have resulted in landmark decisions in favor of the taxpayers. Lawyers in this practice group also represent businesses and individuals in the federal courts (including the Tax Court, Court of Claims and the Court of International Trade) in cases involving a wide range of federal tax issues, and international taxation issues.