Our tax practice involves a wide variety of federal, state and local matters dealing with tax planning and tax controversies. We are involved in all aspects of tax planning, including rendering tax advice relating to business start-up operations, financing, ownership changes, taxable and tax-free acquisitions, reorganizations, liquidations, divisions, dispositions and terminations of businesses. This work includes analysis of the tax consequences of proposed transactions, developing alternative transactional strategies, rendering tax opinions and obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. Our representation includes tax planning for regional, national and international clients, including limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships. We assist both publicly held and privately held enterprises as well as not-for-profit entities.
An important part of our tax practice involves contested federal, state and local tax matters for a variety of business and individual clients, as well as municipalities and other tax exempt organizations.
We have one of the most active practices in Missouri relating to state income, sales, use and property tax matters and members of the tax department are active on the Missouri Director of Revenue’s Advisory Committee.
We have handled numerous real estate and business personal property taxation disputes in Missouri and regionally. Our counsel is frequently sought in property tax matters by corporate and individual taxpayers. We also assist multi-state clients with respect to income opportunities, Constitutional limitations on state taxation, property taxation, reporting and collection matters.
We have extensive experience in the application of federal, state, and local tax laws to not-for-profit organizations, including charitable, religious and governmental organizations, hospitals and other healthcare providers, social clubs, educational institutions and corporations. We have assisted in the formation of such organizations and obtained determinations of exemption from federal and state income tax, sales, use and property taxes. We have advised not-for-profit organizations on many operating issues, including the structure and consequences of joint ventures, fundraising programs, lobbying and political activities, and potentially unrealized business issues. As a result of these and other representations, we have an in-depth understanding of the tax issues that will arise in connection with the operation of tax exempt entities.
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