Brian Bowen’s practice includes individual, corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters, with particular focus on transactional income tax planning. He represents clients in taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions and business formations. Brian also works with clients on general estate planning issues, helping clients to minimize estate taxes, gift taxes and income taxes. In addition, he represents individuals and entities in the resolution of federal and state tax controversy issues including income tax, employment tax, sales and use tax and residency issues.
Listening to the client’s needs is so important. Sometimes lawyers structure deals based on what they think the client needs, but the interests and desires of the client should always be what drives a transaction.
I help individuals and corporations analyze the best ways to minimize the tax situations they are facing. I also provide individuals and corporations with practical legal advice that will help them be successful.
I recently helped a large California farming operation perform what’s referred to as a tax-free spinoff. It involved separating businesses of the farming operation into separate businesses so they can operate more efficiently and better generate revenue for the business owners.
If I’m not working, I enjoy playing sports and being outdoors. I play basketball, softball and our family loves to go water skiing.
S Corporations and Buy-Sell Agreements: Avoiding the Inadvertent Creation of a Second Class of Stock
Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, Co-Author with James L. Leet
Before becoming a lawyer, I was a salesman for a high end specialized wood products company. I was responsible for all sales in Jackson Hole, Durango, Crested Butte, Telluride, Sun Valley and Island Park. After working closely with retailers, contractors, home owners, and developers on high end construction projects, I can relate to the pressures involved in all aspects of a transaction.