What We Do
The Firm has recently developed an international tax practice with experience in international and domestic strategic tax planning. Its expertise is designing proactive tax planning strategies to reduce the worldwide effective tax rate of multinational companies and high net worth individuals, whether based in the United States or overseas. The Firm provides the value-added, fully-integrated expertise that businesses and individuals with cross-border operations require on a cost-effective, one-stop shopping only basis. The areas include: (i) structuring operations in EU; Asia and Latin America; (ii) cross-border transactions; (iii) licensing and transferring intellectual property overseas; (iv) leveraged lease of commercial aircraft; (v) international estate planning for foreign nationals with United States assets; (vi) offshore voluntary disclosure for individuals with foreign financial accounts; (vii) inbound tax planning structuring business operations and investments in the U.S.; (viii) foreign investment in united states real estate; (ix) stock-based compensation for management; and (x) equity-oriented management incentives in partnership/llc context. The Firm, through its of counsel, also assists organizations exempt from tax obligations, including securing tax-exempt status for not-for-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code, the structuring of American Friends of Charity, tax planning for domestic charities with offshore operations and structuring to avoid unrelated business income tax. The Firm also assists in entertainment tax planning by assisting its clients in qualifying for film financing tax incentives and in global tax planning for musicians and film talent and above-the-line personnel.