Taxes affect the bottom-line for both individuals and businesses. Our tax lawyers help clients evaluate the tax issues and implement plans to make their lives and businesses more tax efficient.
As tax counsel, we help individuals, families, closely-held businesses, public companies, and charitable organizations. We help clients with tax decisions and strategies, including the type of entity to form (i.e., C corporation, S corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.), how to compensate employees, how to structure the sale of a business, and how to transfer wealth within a family. We also represent clients before local, state, and national taxing authorities to defend prior actions and their tax consequences.
In all of our representations, we embrace a team approach and work closely with our clients, their accountants, their financial advisors, and their other advisors to customize tax-advantaged solutions and strategies. We also put our tax knowledge to work and expand it by serving on non-profit boards, civic organizations, and the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Tax Section. This allows us to discuss the current hot topics in tax with other private practitioners, the tax authority agents enforcing the tax law, and the judges who ultimately rule on our clients’ tax matters.
Above all, our goal is to help clients understand the tax landscape and navigate the best course for the client. There are often multiple approaches possible, and we help evaluate each of those approaches and implement the client’s choice.