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Every significant event in the life cycle of a business has federal and state tax consequences. For many clients, there are also international tax consequences as well. Hidden tax traps can quickly unravel arrangements that have not been analyzed carefully. Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s tax attorneys anticipate tax issues and structure transactions to minimize our clients’ tax hit.
We are experienced in all areas of tax law, and can provide tax advice to clients in the following areas:
Choosing the right form of entity (S-corp., C-corp., limited liability company, partnership, and business trust) for the business being conducted.
Dealing with the IRS and the Department of Revenue at the examination and appeals levels.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Structuring taxable and tax-deferred M&A deals from the buy- and sell- side.
Structuring compensation arrangements for C-level executives and other key personnel (stock options, restricted stock, phantom stock, profits interests, bonuses, deferred compensation, and severance).
PUBLIC CHARITIES & PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS
Formation, tax qualification, and operation of charitable and other non-profit organizations.
Ensuring that the operating agreements for the most popular form of business entity – the limited liability company taxed as a partnership – can survive IRS scrutiny and get the clients the tax treatment they expect.
Analyzing the U.S. and treaty tax treatment of in-bound and out-bound international business transactions.
Assessing the current hot-button tax topics such as independent contractor/employee characterization, multi-state sales tax and nexus issues, nonqualified deferred compensation under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, and carried interest in private equity and hedge fund deals.