Vedder Price’s Tax practice provides practical and creative advice to meet clients’ needs for federal, state, local and international tax solutions. Our experienced tax attorneys work with a wide array of clients in many different industries to develop sound and practical advice on a variety of matters.
You can expect to work with skilled tax attorneys who provide innovative solutions to your specific business goals—in the most tax-efficient manner. From tax planning in connection with your business transactions to supporting examination or litigation matters, we will work closely with you to gain a clear understanding of your unique tax concerns and objectives so that we can provide valuable and practical advice.
Creative and practical tax planning. We provide tax planning and problem-solving solutions for a wide variety of transactions and entities. In addition to advising corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and high-net-worth individuals, we have extensive experience with entities such as regulated investment companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, financial institutions and securitization vehicles.
Our attorneys will help you understand and execute tax-efficient plans for such transactions as the following:
Taxable and nontaxable acquisitions and sales of businesses
Business succession/transition planning
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Our attorneys can help you plan for and execute the tax aspects of all types of taxable and nontaxable acquisitions, consolidations, mergers, recapitalizations, conversions, sales and exchanges of assets, redemptions and distributions. We can also assist with planning and advising on tax matters related to the organization and liquidation of entities, public and private offerings of securities, and foreign operations.
Our attorneys also have extensive experience in working with S corporations, including operational issues, maintaining S corporation status, avoiding inadvertent S corporation terminations, dealing with built-in gains taxes and structuring purchases and sales of S corporations, including those involving section 338(h)(10) elections.
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We provide comprehensive tax services in connection with forming hedge funds, private equity funds and other private investment vehicles.
We provide tax counsel and support to private equity funds, buyers and sellers, and management teams at every point in the acquisition and investment process—from negotiating and evaluating private equity–backed acquisition and sale transactions to restructuring and selling or acquiring distressed businesses. In addition, we support a range of other matters, including portfolio company platform acquisitions and add-on transactions.
We advise individual corporations on forming and operating business ventures in limited liability company (LLC) and partnership forms. Our attorneys can devise intricate LLC and partnership agreements to fit the specific needs of diverse participants.
We also have extensive experience in the use of LLCs and partnerships in the context of corporate restructurings as a means of providing new capital to ongoing ventures or avoiding undesirable consolidations. In addition, our attorneys regularly advise clients on the use of entities being disregarded for tax purposes to minimize cross-border taxation, isolate liabilities and enable wealth transfer across generations.
Vedder Price supports investment companies in all types of tax matters, from financing and organizational concerns of start-up companies to managerial and regulatory issues involved in ongoing investment company operations. Our tax attorneys lend specific knowledge with respect to Subchapter M tax treatment and other tax issues applicable to regulated investment companies and variable insurance products. We also represent investment company clients in administrative proceedings and litigation matters.
Tax issues are paramount in finance transactions involving transportation equipment. Our attorneys are skilled in designing financing structures to achieve the tax-related goals of all parties to a transaction. We advise clients on ownership structuring (including acquisition entity formation), utilization of tax benefits, withholding tax matters and cash flow management, and cross-border structures in which the importance of tax knowledge is critical.
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We provide a full range of tax services to diverse financial services clients in the areas of fund formation and related regulatory and compliance matters. We represent general and limited partners in the creation of private equity funds, venture funds, mezzanine funds, leveraged-buyout funds, real estate funds, specific industry funds and funds of funds. We also assist with the structuring and operation of nonregistered pooled investment vehicles and creating group trusts, Delaware statutory trusts and limited liability companies.
We coordinate resources from across our legal practices in order to ensure that funds, management companies and advisers are structured properly to achieve your business and investment goals in the most tax-efficient manner.
Applying broad familiarity with international tax laws and bilateral and multilateral tax treaties, our attorneys provide tax advice to clients engaged in cross-border transactions, including investments in projects, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and outbound and inbound financings. We help design legal structures for cross-border transactions and investments in a way that minimizes both host-country and home-country taxation.
We also advise U.S.-based clients that wish to expand their operations abroad, either alone or through joint ventures with non-U.S. businesses. We also counsel individuals, corporations and institutions outside the United States that wish to enter the U.S. marketplace either through new investment or expansion of current operations.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state revenue departments. We can assist with a full range of tax conflicts, from initial IRS interviews to representation before the U.S. Tax Court and other federal or state courts on all types of matters, including a broad range of income, sales, use and other tax issues.
With the increasing need to find sources of revenue, state and local governments are increasing tax rates and improving enforcement activities. In turn, this has increased the importance of state and local tax planning considerations in mergers, acquisitions and day-to-day operations.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in planning to avoid or minimize state and local tax problems, as well as in representing taxpayers in disputes with state and local tax authorities.