Federal Tax

Kean Miller’s tax attorneys offer federal tax advice to clients at all stages of an enterprise’s life cycle, from creation to liquidation, merger, or disposition.  We represent clients who are forming business entities, reorganizing an existing business structure, or divesting or acquiring companies or property.  Our experience includes the formation of all types of business entities, including joint ventures, corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.  We routinely counsel business and company leadership with regard to financing transactions, contributions to capital, the issuance or redemption of stock and debt instruments, buy-sell agreements, executive compensation, and employee benefits.

We frequently work with business owners with regard to the federal income tax consequences of a prospective business purchase or sale.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in dealing with the federal tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, as well as tax-free reorganizations, such as spin-offs and split-offs.

Additionally, our tax attorneys often work closely with clients in planning to minimize federal estate and gift taxes.  These engagements often involve the creation of basic estate planning documents, such as a will, but often include the creation of family management entities, like a family limited partnership.  We also engineer sophisticated estate planning strategies like grantor retained annuity trusts and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts.  

We provide federal income tax advice to individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, estates, and trusts.   

We also have experience in obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service.

Representative Experience:  
  • Entity Formation
  • Subchapter S status
  • Contribution issues
  • Liquidation matters
  • Operating distribution advice
  • Redemption matters
  • Private letter rulings
  • Stock sales
  • Asset sales
  • Tax-free reorganizations
  • Acquisition and disposition of real property
  • Installment sales of property
  • Operating agreements
  • Tax-free like-kind exchanges
  • Applying for tax-exempt status
  • Tax compliance