Tax issues affect most all facets of a start-up's life cycle.  Our tax attorneys work closely with our start-up clients to make sure that they understand their business and provide meaningful advice and counsel.  As a department, they provide services in a large number of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Choice of entity determinations;
  • Capital structure optimization;
  • Financial instrument evaluations;
  • Employee compensation matters, including stock option, restricted stock, qualified retirement plans, non-qualified retirement plans, and health and welfare benefits;
  • Independent contractor vs. employee classification issues;
  • Merger and acquisition structuring;
  • Divestiture planning;
  • Tax credit financing;
  • Tax-exempt financing;
  • State tax compliance;
  • Property tax compliance and appeals; and
  • Tax controversies.