Our tax attorneys assist our clients on matters involving state, local and federal tax law. We advise on tax-efficient structures and solutions for entity formations, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, spin-offs, joint ventures, financings and private equity transactions for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals. Our tax lawyers also typically assist our business, real estate and estate planning attorneys in providing tax planning advice related to the business and personal objectives of our clients. We have particular expertise in structuring business relationships that are subject to the federal partnership tax rules, including providing for special allocations of profits and losses and preferred returns. In addition, we often work with both employers and executives regarding various forms of executive compensation arrangements, including stock-based compensation (including stock options, restricted stock awards, stock purchase plans, stock appreciation rights, profit interests in limited liability companies and partnerships, and phantom stock awards) and other change of control packages, individual executive compensation, and employment and severance agreements.
Our tax attorneys also specialize in various property tax issues, including filing property tax appeals with the Board of Property Tax Appeals, Oregon Department of Revenue and Oregon Tax Court. In addition, we assist clients with developing practical strategies to minimize their property tax liabilities, including assisting clients with qualifying for various exemption, deferral and special assessment programs.