Ater Wynne's tax attorneys provide a broad range of tax services encompassing all areas of federal, state and local tax law. We work closely with clients to provide practical solutions to complex issues, with a focus on achieving the client’s business and tax objectives. We regularly advise clients in the following matters:
We advise public and private companies on the tax aspects of a variety of transactions, including tax-free and taxable mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, venture capital financings, and public and private offerings. Because of our strong emerging business practice, our tax attorneys have significant experience advising early-stage companies on a variety of tax matters that affect such companies.
We regularly advise partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations and other pass-through entities on tax matters affecting such entities and their owners from the time of formation through liquidation. We have extensive experience involving the use of pass-through entities in all kinds of matters, including real property transactions, joint ventures, investment funds, and tax credit transactions.
We advise a diverse group of tax-exempt organizations, including healthcare organizations, charitable and educational organizations, industry consortia and trade groups. We assist these organizations in all tax matters, including obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, minimizing unrelated trade or business income, private foundation status, compensation issues, financing issues, and limitations on lobbying.
Compensation and Benefits
We have significant experience advising public and private businesses, their owners and executives on all aspects of tax-advantaged benefit and incentive plans. Our advice relates to a wide range of plans, including stock option plans, employee stock purchase plans, employee stock ownership plans and other equity-based plans such as stock appreciation right and phantom plans. We regularly advise clients on qualified profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans and pension plans. We also assist clients with parachute payment and other compensation and benefits issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions.
We also regularly advise clients on Estate Planning matters.