Corporate and M&A

Taxation

We do more than implement thoughtful and practical tax solutions. We help clients clearly understand all the various tax implications for their personal and business interests, so they are well positioned to capitalize on the best available tax advantages as part of their plan. We have extensive experience in estate planning, business formation, business succession planning, and state, federal and international tax planning, as well as tax liability negotiations. From mergers and acquisitions and complex corporate reorganizations to representing clients in adversarial proceedings with the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities, our attorneys help smoothly navigate the entire spectrum of tax-related legal problems. Our tax law experience and capabilities include:

  • Federal income tax
  • State income tax
  • Estate tax
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Civil and criminal tax controversy work
  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • State and local tax credit opportunities
  • Business formation
  • Business succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions

A keen eye on all the details.

Tax planning presents a challenging set of issues and considerations for businesses and individuals. Aligning the various pieces into a simple, cohesive picture takes extensive knowledge and a nuanced understanding of tax codes. That’s where Preti Flaherty’s tax law team comes in. We have some of the most experienced and specialized tax attorneys in the region, and we pride ourselves on the ability to comb through the most complex plans and transactions to identify all current and potential tax issues and offer solutions for each. We also regularly consult our attorneys in related practice groups such as real estate, employment and municipal, offering clients a multi-disciplinary approach to handling all tax considerations.

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Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

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Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

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