Tax: General Federal

Our Practice

Our general federal tax practice includes sophisticated cutting-edge advice and services to clients covering a full spectrum of issues, including those relating to:

  • Organization of business activities and the structuring of transactions
  • Formation and operation of partnerships, LLCs, C corporations, and S corporations
  • Sophisticated corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, taxable and tax-free reorganizations, and tax-free spin-offs of corporate subsidiaries
  • Real estate transactions including like-kind exchanges, joint-ventures, dealer-investor issues, and condemnations
  • Structuring equity-based compensation in LLCs, partnerships, and corporations
  • Charitable organizations and private foundations, including UBIT, prohibited transactions, excess benefit transactions, and business arrangements between exempt organizations and individuals or for-profit entities
  • Representing taxpayers in IRS controversies and tax litigation; trial experience in Tax Court proceedings 
  • Debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings for both debtors and creditors
  • Public finance involving tax-exempt debt instruments 
  • Tax matters involving civil penalties or potential criminal sanctions 
  • The taxation of lawsuit settlements and judgments 
  • Employment and payroll withholding issues, and 
  • U.S. taxation of foreign businesses and individuals

Our Attorneys

The general federal tax practice team consists of well-trained, experienced tax attorneys, all of whom have received an LL.M. in taxation or equivalent academic training. Several are active on various committees of the American Bar Association's Section on Taxation. Our tax lawyers have published articles in various professional publications and regularly make presentations to other lawyers, accountants, professional advisors, and businesses regarding tax issues, both locally and nationally.

Our Clients

Our clients include individuals, emerging businesses, and national and international corporations. Snell & Wilmer's huge client base permits our federal tax attorneys to develop and maintain current and timely knowledge in a wide variety of tax areas.