Taxation and Exchanges
The firm’s seven tax attorneys include four with advanced degrees in tax law, four certified public accountants and two with significant prior experience within the IRS, including a former trial attorney from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. The firm has sophisticated and significant expertise in the taxation of partnerships and corporations, and other vehicles for the ownership of and investment in, real estate assets. Our tax lawyers advise our clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, tax-deferred exchanges, financings and re-financings, debt modifications and foreclosures. We provide tax advice on the application and impact of Proposition 13, and transfer taxes. The firm has additional expertise in the areas of non-profit taxation, and in resolving tax controversies on behalf of our clients at the state and federal level, through both administrative and court proceedings. We also have significant experience representing high-wealth individuals in tax and estate planning matters, such as wealth transfer, asset protection and minimizing estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.