Real Estate Tax
The Firm assists clients in structuring complex transactions, including the use of specialized entities to minimize liability. In addition, our attorneys work with developers to structure transactions in order to preserve capital gains treatment.
The Firm advises partnerships and limited liability companies with respect to formation, operation, and liquidation. Our attorneys are often involved in drafting complex partnership agreements, operating agreements, and other joint venture-type arrangements to allow for special allocations and other unique provisions.
The Firm advises corporations with respect to a variety of corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and liquidations. Due to the tax-advantaged nature of using pass-through entities, our attorneys often advise clients on S-corporation formation and operation issues.
State and Local Tax
The Firm assists clients in minimizing California franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, and transfer tax with respect to a variety of transactions.
The Firm represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, County Assessment Appeals Boards, and other state and federal courts for income tax and property tax matters during all stages (audit, appeals, protests, settlement and litigation). In addition, we assist individuals and corporations in structuring installment agreements and offers in compromise.