Our lawyers counsel corporations, partnerships and individuals on a broad range of federal, state, local and international tax matters. They have considerable experience providing long-range business tax planning and analyzing the tax aspects of corporate transactions, from mergers and acquisitions to public offerings, real estate matters to ESOPs, syndications to joint ventures. We also represent clients in audits, tax dispute litigation and collection matters before agencies and courts. The practice includes participation in tax legislative projects, proposed regulations and private ruling requests. We also have extensive experience in the formation and operation of tax-exempt entities.
Our tax professionals assist companies and Taft-Hartley boards of trustees in implementing a variety of compensation programs, including 401(k), defined benefit pension, ESOP, nonqualified deferred compensation, medical reimbursement, severance pay, medical, and other pension and welfare benefit plans. We advise clients in matters relating to stock options and other equity-based executive compensation.
While not-for-profit organizations are engineered to fund projects that are in the public interest, never before have they also been under such intense pressure.
Whether you are a hospital transitioning from not-for-profit to for-profit status, a community foundation negotiating third-party vendor agreements, a museum structuring a complex charitable gift or a private foundation engaged in program-related investments, our lawyers can assist with various operational business issues that are made more complicated by your tax-exempt status.
Combining an in-house counsel's deep experience in the workings of charitable organizations with a national practice's full-spectrum legal experience in key areas, including real estate, litigation, employment and financing, our lawyers act as skilled and sophisticated advisors to not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations. We advise clients on securing and maintaining their tax exemptions, including organizational structure, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance issues, including fiduciary duties and officer-director liability.
Our connections and experience enhance our ability to help not-for-profits grow their endowments and expand their reach. Our public-private partnership work and representation of top-tier financial institutions give an inside track to not-for-profits contemplating large-scale capital programs.