Regardless of whether you are interest in preparing an estate plan or administering an estate after the passing of a loved one, our team of attorneys meet with you to gain a complete understanding of your estate, your goals and your family dynamics. Understanding the inherent sensitivity of this area of law, we want to make sure we understand all of the complex relationships between all related parties before moving forward.
The legal needs of the Firm’s business clients often have ramifications in multiple areas of law. The Firm has the expertise and experience to assess the optimal choice of legal entity, including corporations, LLCs, partnership, etc. The Firm assists in formalizing relationships between the principals in the business and providing ongoing council to both the business and its owners. The Firm acts as a de facto “legal department” for its business clients. The Firm also works closely with a variety of additional professionals to meet all of the business needs of our clients.
For most clients, an understanding of how tax law affects each contemplated transaction is critical. All of the attorneys in the Firm’s tax practice possess either an advanced tax law degree (LL.M. in Taxation) or an MBA. Our attorneys provide tax counseling to individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, nonprofit organizations and other entities with respect to a variety of transactions, ranging from entity formation and liquidation to matters that involve seeking private letter rulings with the Internal Revenue Service.
Our tax planning team works with disputes before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, County Assessor and Municipalities.
We have a diverse client base with many real estate needs across numerous types of real estate, including shopping centers, industrial parks, apartment projects, office buildings, hotels, personal residences and residential developments. We also have a team of professionals to assist with real estate transactions outside our expertise including lenders, brokers, exchange intermediaries, litigators and numerous contacts within the assessor’s office, title companies and escrow offices.