Tax issues accompany nearly every business decision and facing these issues requires a bold approach guided by knowledgeable and experienced tax counsel. McGuireWoods’ business tax lawyers help clients achieve their business goals by minimizing risks and maximizing after-tax profits, and by advising them on the day-to-day business and legal issues impacting their transactions.

McGuireWoods’ transactional tax lawyers assist clients with issues relating to the tax aspects of business transactions. The firm counsels clients on sophisticated financial transactions, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs, restructurings, innovative leasing transactions, real estate transactions, joint ventures, and inbound and outbound international investments. The team’s experience also covers the tax treatment of complex financial instruments, including options transactions, equity-flavored debt instruments, swap transactions, and other debt and equity derivatives. The firm’s international tax lawyers work with multinational companies to reduce income tax on their worldwide income. By focusing on global tax strategies, McGuireWoods helps clients minimize their tax costs and maximize their net-of-tax financial returns.

With today's tax complexities, businesses need sound state and local tax advice to survive and prosper. McGuireWoods advises businesses on issues such as constitutional restrictions on state taxation affecting interstate commerce, constitutional uniformity and equality safeguards. The firm’s state and local tax lawyers also handle state and local tax planning and tax compliance, including civil audit and general and procedural matters before local and state tax authorities.

McGuireWoods’ tax practice covers civil and criminal tax litigation and administrative tax controversies. We represent individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations and other business entities in tax audits at federal, state and local government levels. McGuireWoods also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service Appeals Division and state and local tax departments.

Experience

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    Unitrust beneficiaries

    Representation of unitrust beneficiaries in the commutation of charitable remainder trusts and IRS filings associated with acts of self-dealing resulting from overpayment.

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    Public charitable organizations and fiduciaries

    Represented public charitable organizations and fiduciaries in connection with suit to construe bequest or trust provisions for the benefit of the charitable organizations.

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    Nonprofit preservation trust

    Attained a bench win in a partition suit for a non-profit preservation trust.

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    Nonqualified charitable remainder trusts

    Handled the reformation of 20 nonqualified charitable remainder trusts in a $500+ million estate to qualify the remainder interests for the federal estate tax charitable deduction.

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    Arlington Investors & Campus Living Acquire Student Accommodation Portfolios

    Representation of Arlington Investors and Campus Living Villages in its $177 million purchase of student accommodation portfolios from Spectrum Housing Group and Sanctuary Housing Association.

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