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Tax

Savvy business leaders know that tax issues accompany nearly every business decision. Facing these issues requires a bold approach, under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced tax counsel. McGuireWoods’ business tax group provides that guidance. We help clients achieve their business goals by minimizing risks, maximizing after-tax profits and advising them on the day-to-day concerns that affect their business and bottom line.

Our client representation covers the full spectrum of federal, state and local taxes for enterprises ranging from closely held entities to Fortune 500 companies. We work as our clients’ partner — learning and understanding their businesses and industries, while creating relationships that go beyond the issues of the day. We focus on providing advice in connection with today's sophisticated financial transactions, and help clients anticipate tomorrow's challenges.

Representative Services

  • Mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, spin-offs and divestitures
  • Partnerships, limited liability companies & joint ventures
  • S corporations
  • International tax
  • Capital markets transactions
  • Structured products and derivative transactions
  •  Leasing
  •  Real estate transactions and REIT offerings
  •  Tax credits
  •  Taxation of energy and natural resources
  •  State and local taxation
  •  Tax controversy and tax litigation
  •  Tax legislation and incentives
  •  Restructuring and insolvency
  •  Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations
  •  Employment tax
  •  Excise tax

CONTACTS

Craig D. Bell Partner T: +1 804 775 1179
Thomas P. Rohman Partner T: +1 804 775 1032
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Venture capital investor

Represented a venture capital investor in connection with a $20 million Series B venture financing in a company that owns and operates a new digital out of home television network for the McDonald's chain.
Representative Matter

Public holding company

Represented a public holding company in the $180 million sale of its subsidiary, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial sewing thread, technical textiles and consumer products, to a private equity firm.
Representative Matter

Private equity fund

Representation of a private equity fund in a recapitalization of a designer and manufacturer of custom precision optics and optical assemblies for an undisclosed amount.
Representative Matter

Oil & gas industry supplier

Represented the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide in its $25 million investment in a cathodic atmospheric plasma company, which represented a 20% stake together with a prepayment for a supply agreement.
Representative Matter

Leading producer of films for thermoform packaging

Representation of one of the world's leading producers of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging in a stock acquisition of a company that manufactures overlay film converting and adhesive coating for the card industry.
Representative Matter

Provider of e-learning performance support

Represented a leading provider of e-learning performance support solutions in connection with a $5.5 million investment by a venture capital firm.
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Publicly-traded manufacturer of high-speed interconnect solutions

Represented a publicly-traded manufacturer of high-speed interconnect solutions in its asset acquisition of a silicon photonics-based technology manufacturer.
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Portfolio company

Representation of a portfolio company/private equity firm in the closing of a $77 million credit facility to fund a $52 million dividend to the company's shareholders. The transaction involved a cashless option exercise by the company's employee-option holders.
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Regional agricultural cooperative

Advised a regional agricultural cooperative through a two-part transaction in which our client purchased a 10 percent share in a grain management company for $10.5 million.
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm that manages over $1 billion of capital  in an asset purchase between an entity created by the PE firm and a Wisconsin-based lighting company.  The newly formed entity provides boxed-in/boxed-out lighting products and other related items through catalog and online sales.
Case Study

McGuireWoods represents Baltimore City in $25 million bond deal

McGuireWoods recently represented Baltimore City in the issuance of approximately $25 million in tax increment financing (TIF) bonds to finance a portion of a $1.8 billion redevelopment project in East Baltimore. (Baltimore City pledged the tax revenues expected to be derived from increases in the taxable value of the property to pay debt service on the TIF bonds.) McGuireWoods helped develop a complicated yet innovative financing structure that leveraged the bond proceeds to create an additional approximately $3.7 million of New Markets Tax Credit equity for the benefit of East Baltimore Development, Inc., a city-created, nonprofit developer.

Case Study

McGuireWoods obtains full concession from IRS in pro bono tax case

Representing a pro bono client on behalf of The Community Tax Law Project, a 501(c)(3) organization representing low income taxpayers, we obtained a full concession by the IRS less than one week before a tax case was to be tried in U.S. Tax Court. We established that a father was entitled to a dependency exemption for his son, even though he did not have physical custody for more than half the year.
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Leading pork producer and processor

Assisted a client in structuring a $60 million acquisition of a partial interest in a foreign corporation.
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Multi-channel speciality retailer

Representation of a client in connection with the issuance of tracking stock and assisted client in its spin-off of the operating subsidiary under Section 355. The engagement included drafting and review of offering documents and related securities filings, structuring certain terms, and rendering certain tax opinions.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of the issuer in connection with $375 million of Premium Income Equity Securities (PIES), and a second offering consisting of $300 million of Upper DECS Equity Income Securities.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of a client in connection with the formation of a partnership and the subsequent acquisition of target assets, and structured $725 million of combined debt and equity capitalization, utilizing various trusts to secure obligations to creditors.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Implemented a strategy to qualify a $700 million business alliance as tax-exempt use property eligible for rapid depreciation deductions.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of a client before the IRS in connection with an intra-group restructuring styled as an internal Section 355 spin-off.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Devised a creative structure for a proposed $650 million joint venture that benefits accelerated depreciation and other tax attributes, while utilizing the tax-exempt partner’s reduced cost of capital. This resulted from our team-oriented approach with tax, corporate and regulatory attorneys.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of a client in connection with the acquisition of a $1.2 billion public company, including preparation of merger agreement, related acquisition documents, tax discussion in offering memoranda, and supporting tax opinions.
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Rosemary Becchi Rosemary Becchi
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 202 857 2946
F: +1 202 828 2971
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Craig D Bell Craig D. Bell
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1179
F: +1 804 698 2160
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Milt Cerney Milton Cerny
Counsel
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1711
F: +1 804 698 2278
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Douglas W Charnas Douglas W. Charnas
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1757
F: +1 202 828 2980
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Dan Chung Daniel M. Chung
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2026
F: +1 704 444 8732
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Barbara DeMarigny Barbara S. de Marigny
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 832 255 6318
F: +1 832 214 9913
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Durham McCormick Durham C. McCormick Jr.
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6691
F: +1 832 214 9934
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Robert G McElroy Robert G. McElroy
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 312 849 3692
F: +1 804 698 2112
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T:+1 804 775 1067
F: +1 804 698 2112

J'lene Mortimer J'lene C. Mortimer
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5062
F: +1 703 712 5294
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Stephen Murphy Stephen W. Murphy
Associate
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

T: +1 434 977 2538
F: +1 434 980 2266
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Bradley A Ridlehoover Bradley A. Ridlehoover
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4312
F: +1 804 698 2171
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Charles E Roberts Charles E. Roberts
Senior Counsel
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5711
F: +1 404 443 5769
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Mike Rodgers Michael R. Rodgers
Associate - Not admitted in TX; Admitted to AZ Bar and U.S. Tax Court
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6684
F: +1 832 214 9929
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Tom Rohman Thomas P. Rohman
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 804 775 1032
F: +1 804 698 2154
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T:+1 703 712 5339
F: +1 703 712 5050

French Slaughter French Slaughter
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1745
F: +1 202 828 3322
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Russ Sullivan Russell W. Sullivan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2938
F: +1 202 828 3338
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Giles Sutton Giles B. Sutton
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2416
F: +1 202 828 2977
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Thomas Taylor Thomas E. Taylor
Counsel
300 North Third Street
Suite 320
Wilmington, NC 28401-4099

T: +1 910 254 3819
F: +1 704 353 6178
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J. Christian Tennant J. Christian Tennant
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4399
F: +1 804 698 2124
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Gerald Thomas Gerald V. Thomas II
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5614
F: +1 404 443 5776
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J. Michael Wilson J. Michael Wilson
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2064
F: +1 704 343 2300
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Thomas S. Word Jr.
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4360
F: +1 804 698 2211
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Robert Wynne Robert B. Wynne
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1868
F: +1 804 225 5343
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Event

New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning

October 22, 2014
Richmond, VA
Speaking Engagement

Tax Issues for Health Care Organizations

October 20-22, 2013
Arlington, VA
Speaking Engagement

Tax Controversy Today: New Developments and Practical Tips

September 17, 2013
Webinar
Speaking Engagement

Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia Annual Meeting

New Challenges and Opportunities in Benefits and Compensation for the College Employer

June 19, 2013
Speaking Engagement

41st Annual Estate Planning Seminar

May 21, 2013
Richmond, VA
Speaking Engagement

Pending June 30th Delaware VDA Deadline

Unclaimed Property

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ryan Complimentary Webinar
Speaking Engagement

The USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute

January 28-30, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Event

New York City Unclaimed Property Forum

December 6, 2012
New York, NY
Speaking Engagement

58th Annual Tax Conference

November 7-9, 2012
Williamsburg, VA
Speaking Engagement

University of Virginia Annual Conference on Federal Taxation

Business and Tax Considerations in the Purchase and Sale of a Privately Held Business

June 7, 2012
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Article

Application Blues and Lack of Timely Guidance

EO Tax Journal
June 11, 2014
Publication

Analysis and Recommendations Regarding Unrelated Business Income Tax Compliance of Colleges and Universities

2014 Report of Recommendations
June 11, 2014
Milton Cerny, IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT)
Legal Alert

IRS Issues Guidance on Historic Tax Credits

February 4, 2014
Legal Alert

UK High Value Residential Property

February 15, 2013
Legal Alert

The 2010 Tax Act's Impact on Estate Planning and Administration

Making Sense Out of the Confusion

January 12, 2011
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