Smith Moore Leatherwood can assist with federal, state and local tax matters. We counsel closely held and publicly traded business, individuals, families, non-profit organizations, foundations and charities on income tax, sales tax, estate and gift tax issues.
We can help you with:
Business Tax Planning
Assisting with the structure, formation and reorganization of business entities with tax impact analysis, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and other entities; designing and preparing tax-advantageous employee incentive compensation programs.
Representing taxpayers in audits and appeals before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, as well as tax litigation; and obtaining private rulings from the IRS regarding the tax effect of proposed transactions.
Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions
Structuring transactions between entities so as to minimize adverse tax impacts; handling like-kind exchanges.
Assisting with succession planning for family-owned businesses; structuring estate plans to minimize gift and estate taxes; drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and health care directives; structuring charitable giving and establishment of non-profit foundations, including maintenance of tax-exempt status for foundations and charities.
Providing guidance to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including: hospitals and health systems; colleges and universities; private, parochial and charter schools; churches and religious organizations; and trade associations.