For any business, success depends on dealing with a diverse and ever-evolving array of tax rules. Our goal is to maximize after-tax results for our clients within applicable laws and relations. Greenberg Glusker’s fully integrated tax practice offers clients counsel and representation in local, state, federal and international tax issues.
We provide comprehensive and strategic tax planning advice, combining a thorough knowledge of tax laws with a pragmatic problem-solving approach. We serve partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, private equity funds, tax-exempt organizations and individuals in a wide variety of transactions.
Our attorneys and tax specialists attempt to use tax-free or deferred methods to form, organize and finance businesses. We counsel in connection with financings, reorganizations, split-ups, joint ventures, executive compensation packages, acquisitions, dispositions and wind-ups.
Attorneys in our Taxation Group often act as special tax counsel on transactions with particularly tax-sensitive or emerging tax issues. Such deals may include real estate and film syndications, tax-deferred exchanges, real estate investment by tax-exempt entities, cross-border transactions, business mergers, acquisitive and divisive reorganizations, resolution of disputes among business owners, granting equity interests to key employees and business liquidations.
Our practice includes frequent client representation before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and other government agencies in connection with tax audits and other tax controversies.
Represented “A-List” producer of horror and action films in closing the financing with senior and mezzanine debt and equity of a slate of 15 films.
Represented the owner of the Oakland Athletics in negotiating the acquisition and financing of a new baseball stadium.
Advised major commercial nursery in reorganizing its capital structure to provide classes of junior equity to key employees.
Minimized income and property taxes through the structured redemption of 50 percent owners of a major commercial center by a remaining owner.
For more information, please contact Gary Kaplan.