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Tax

Goodwin Procter’s tax expertise is at the core of the firm’s prominent transactional practice. We counsel on the full range of international, federal and state tax issues that arise in structuring strategic, commercial and financial transactions and investment products. Our tax attorneys add significant value to these transactions by creating tax-efficient structures and by providing innovative, practical solutions to the tax issues that challenge our clients.

We develop tax planning strategies that achieve clients’ business objectives while using the tax laws to advance the economic efficiency of transactions. Knowing and understanding a client’s business, balance sheet and competitive profile allows us to appropriately balance tax considerations and transaction objectives to achieve the best possible results.[[Read More Delimiter]]

Our clients recognize our comprehensive knowledge of tax law and our practical, business-oriented approach to solving their tax issues. We are often called on to serve as special tax counsel to clients on transactions where another law firm is handling the corporate side. We are sought out not only to address the client’s tax issues on a transaction but often also to create structures designed to solve the tax issues faced by the counterparties – potentially gaining our client a competitive advantage.

Our tax attorneys are true generalists, working on deals throughout the firm’s transactional practice areas and possessing a breadth and depth of experience in the most challenging areas of tax law, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; partnerships, LLCs and other joint ventures; private equity and private equity fund formation and transactions; real estate, real estate fund formation and real estate investment trusts; regulated investment companies; financing and capital markets transactions; and many aspects of international tax law.

We also have significant experience with administrative proceedings before the IRS and state tax agencies, and a successful track record in both obtaining private letter rulings and prevailing in tax controversies.

Canadian Income Trusts: An Alternative to Liquidity for U.S. Businesses?
FindLaw; National Law Journal; Corporate Counsel Magazine
March 10, 2003