The quality of tax advice that businesses, founders, and investors receive can mean the difference between a bearable and an unbearable tax burden–indeed, between success and failure. We advise public and private companies, individuals, and investment firms on the tax consequences of their business matters while minimizing risk and advancing their strategic visions.
Our team's fluency in the ever-changing federal and state tax laws allows us to provide counsel throughout all stages of the business life cycle. We start with the fundamental decisions: selecting the most appropriate type of business entity and the complicated questions it raises, the tax aspects of startup financing, and the choice of structure for investment and exit transactions, which we match to the specific circumstances of the business, founder, or investor.
As clients' businesses move from startup status to ongoing concerns, we respond with sound advice on the tax implications of numerous day-to-day tasks, as well as on more unusual situations and significant corporate transactions. These may include common aspects of operations such as hiring employees, providing compensation and benefits, buying or leasing property, selecting an accounting method, and making charitable contributions, yet they also extend to unexpected scenarios such as litigation and settlements.
Additionally, clients turn to us for guidance and support on a complete range of corporate transactions: mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, reorganizations, partnerships, and cross-border investments. We also handle tax-related administrative appeals and controversies, including those stemming from partnerships and various securities transactions.
When Lowenstein Sandler's founders set out to create a preeminent corporate practice, they recognized that accomplishing this goal also meant building a tax practice of the highest caliber. This is why we made it our mission to understand every stage in the life cycle of a business, along with the tax consequences that shape it, and to serve as a reliable partner for our clients every step of the way.