THE TAX PRACTICE
“We routinely advise and assist clients in structuring transactions...”
L&K’s taxation practice is a diverse and complex practice, much like the vast legal landscape that it covers. We have decades of experience advising clients on sophisticated corporate, partnership and individual tax matters and tax planning. We routinely advise and assist clients in structuring transactions in a manner that takes into account the legal and tax risks and impacts associated with a transaction and balances those against the specific objectives and interests of our clients. L&K continuously monitors proposed federal and state tax changes and new legislation. We understand the importance in positioning clients to respond quickly to tax modifications. Clients look to us to address sophisticated tax matters for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, municipalities, trusts, and individuals across a variety of issues related to real estate transactions, corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, financial institutions, international transactions, and the formation, operation and dissolution of partnerships and limited liability companies.
L&K’s tax attorneys are an integral part of every transaction. In this regard, our attorneys work collaboratively and assist our domestic and international clients to structure their corporate, partnership, real estate, and other business transactions in a manner designed to maximize their after-tax returns. The tax group is experienced in handling tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, recapitalizations, liquidations, and other corporate reorganizations. As a result, we are able to provide comprehensive, unified, and strategic tax planning and advice that is tailored to the unique needs of each client and to the transaction at hand. L&K prides itself in its pragmatic problem-solving approach to issues and perceived impediments to a transaction.
STATE AND LOCAL TAX PRACTICE
L&K provides a range of state and local tax-related services to business owners, manufacturers, and real estate owners and developers, including hotel and shopping center owners. Our services range from advising clients on comprehensive sales, use and property tax reviews and issues, to more selective engagements designed to resolve particular tax issues before California’s Franchise State Tax Board, Board of Equalization and other local county and city taxing authorities.