Creative Tax Law: It's Not an Oxymoron
People don't often associate tax lawyers with creativity. But MoFo's tax lawyers develop creative solutions that are critical to our clients' success.
MoFo enjoys a national reputation for its innovative approaches to complex business and tax planning issues. We advise clients on the tax implications of a wide range of transactions. We structure and restructure complex business enterprises. We are prepared to litigate when necessary, but we have resolved the vast majority of our clients' disputes without going to trial.
Our practices include:
- State + Local Tax ("SALT") – recognized as the leading SALT practice in the United States; we routinely advise clients on the state and local tax implications of corporate transactions and reorganizations, including multistate analyses of mergers and acquisitions; we also handle complex state and local tax audits and controversies in every state and, as we are prepared and able to litigate for our clients as demonstrated by our successful litigations across the country, the vast majority of our clients’ disputes are favorably resolved without the necessity of trial.
- Federal Tax – provides strategic tax advice on a broad range of transactions including domestic and international M&A, capital markets and partnership transactions and in the development of complex structured products and derivatives
- Compensation, Benefits + ERISA – counsels companies, boards, and individuals on compensation and benefits issues, with particular expertise in the context of transactions; assists with ERISA prohibited transaction issues with respect to investment funds, operating companies and financial institutions; and designs and implements executive compensation and retention arrangements
- Trusts, Estates + Non-Profit Organizations – counsel individuals and fiduciaries on all aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration with an eye toward achieving tax efficiency and maximizing wealth transfers; regularly advise on family philanthropy, foundations, the structure of charitable organizations, ongoing governance issues, management succession, and related tax issues