Corporate, Finance & Securities

Taxation

For any business, success depends on compliance with a diverse and ever-evolving array of tax rules.  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 limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, corporations, private equity funds, tax-exempt organizations and individuals in a wide variety of transactions.

Our attorneys and tax specialists use tax-free methods to form, organize and finance businesses.  Financing, reorganizations, split-ups, joint ventures, executive compensation packages, acquisitions, dispositions and wind-ups are all in our Taxation Group’s background.  While structuring these transactions in the most tax-efficient manner, we also are mindful of not creating unnecessary complexity. 

Lawyers 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 including litigation and arbitration among business owners, granting equity interests to key employees and business liquidations.

During client representation, our goal is to maximize after-tax results for our clients within applicable laws and relations.  Much of our practice focuses on organizing and managing LLCs, partnerships, S-corporations and other special-purpose or tax-exempt entities.

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.

For more information on our Taxation Group, please contact Gary Kaplan.