Our tax practice is comprised of attorneys who are experienced in the representation of clients in federal, state, or local tax matters. We provide clients with tax services and representation in all types of planning, transactions and controversies. The Tax Group's clients include public corporations, closely held companies, partnerships, limited liability companies, tax-exempt organizations, municipalities, government authorities, trusts, estates, qualified employee benefit plans, insurance companies, banks and real estate investment trusts. The firm's tax attorneys structure complex business, financing, real estate, securities and other transactions. The Group works closely with the firm's other practice groups, providing counsel and opinions regarding the tax consequences of transactions, including, mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations and divisions, bond issuances and debt modifications. In addition, the Group handles state and federal civil and criminal tax controversies in all administrative and judicial forums, from initial investigation through trial, and it has extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities at both the national and local levels including obtaining rulings from the IRS.