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Tax

Paying one's fair share of taxes is inevitable—but, as one famous judge once said, it is no one’s patriotic duty to pay more than one’s fair share. MDM&C tax lawyers help minimize tax burden through sound, creative planning.

Even the most straightforward transactions have tax aspects—and expensive traps for the unwary. Our tax group helps our clients plan in order to maximize tax benefits—and to avoid tax problems. We work with individuals, regular and S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other organizations, giving them sound advice throughout the life cycle of their businesses. We advise them on the best type of entity in which to do business; we negotiate and document business relationships and ventures; we handle mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of assets, and many other types of transactions. We have been a leader in acting as special tax counsel in large class actions and are uniquely qualified—because of the firm’s major litigation practice-- to provide advice regarding the tax consequences of any litigation matter. Working together with our labor and employment group, we also give advice on employment and consulting agreements, retirement plans, and other complex compensation planning.

Our goal is always to plan aggressively, but carefully, to secure tax benefits for our clients and to avoid disputes with taxing authorities. Occasionally these disputes are unavoidable. When that occurs, we defend taxpayers against the Internal Revenue Service and State and local tax authorities in both civil and criminal matters.