The Gordon Davis Johnson and Shane P.C. (the Firm) Tax Section has a record of success in providing creative solutions for clients that span the many areas of international, federal, state and local taxation. The Firm’s practitioners in this area provide clients with counsel on issues ranging from general business and corporate tax planning, cross-border and multinational planning to mergers and acquisitions. The Firm’s practitioners are experienced in dealing with tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and have successfully defended clients in the United States Tax Court and before the federal appellate courts in these tax controversies.
The Tax Section’s practice areas are outlined below:
The Firm’s attorneys routinely advise on international business transactions and the taxation affects related to various cross border and multinational business ventures. They have extensive and unique experience with U.S.-Mexico cross border transactions. The Firm also is equipped to assist clients with various aspects of international tax compliance, including extensive experience with the various aspects of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and FATCA. The Firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience in international estate tax planning, including dynasty trust planning.
The Firm’s attorneys routinely advise on mergers and acquisitions and the related tax consequences of purchase or sale transactions in that area, as well as related lending and other taxations matters related to those transactions.
The Firm’s attorneys routinely advise clients on the various tax consequences of business and corporate structures, including corporations, partnerships and S-corporations, as well as other related structure tax issues, including business succession planning, complex domestic trusts, and related state franchise, margins tax, sales tax and gross receipts tax issues.
The Firm has represented numerous clients in federal and state tax controversies and audits, from the state agency appellate level/Internal Revenue Service appellate level, into the administrative state courts/United States Tax Court, as well as into federal and state district and appellate courts.