Taxation & Related Controversies

The Business Group provides counsel to clients to minimize overall taxation in connection with the following areas:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Spin-offs
  • Split-offs
  • Partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • Shareholder redemptions
  • Real estate ventures
  • Executive compensation

Representative matters include:

  • Representation of taxpayers alleged to have invested in unlawful tax shelters
  • Representation of taxpayers in residency disputes with NY and Connecticut tax authorities
  • Representation of an accountant in a disciplinary proceeding brought by the Internal Revenue Service‚Äôs Office of Professional Responsibility
  • Representation of a corporate taxpayer alleged to have incurred liability for the accumulated earnings tax
  • Representation of business taxpayers in disputes over sales and use taxes
  • Representation of a corporation in a dispute over the tax treatment of payments to shareholders
  • Representation of a business taxpayer in a case that established an important precedent for federal court jurisdiction
    in tax refund cases