Taxation

Saiber has extensive experience representing corporations, individuals, trusts and estates regarding all aspects of business and personal tax planning and tax controversies. In addition, our attorneys provide counsel concerning the taxable consequences of commercial transactions and estate planning.

Business Counseling

Business tax planning includes issues regarding choice of entity, equity and debt structure, compensation arrangements, utilization of tax-favored techniques for acquiring and disposing of businesses and other strategies designed to reduce the overall tax burden and enhance the economic return to the business and its principals.

Personal and Estate

The firm's lawyers are skilled at counseling individuals on tax and financial matters and in estate planning. We develop customized strategies for minimizing income taxation through the optimum use of tax deductions, income splitting, tax-advantaged investments, qualified retirement plans and fringe benefits. In addition, we build our estate and gift tax planning around tax advantaged techniques for making lifetime and testamentary asset transfers to family members and charities, and the use of trusts, life insurance, annuities, living wills and powers of appointments.

Tax Controversies and Estate Litigation

Our tax lawyers regularly represent taxpayers and entities under audit and in contesting tax assessments before administrative agencies and in the courts. In such cases, our concern is always to achieve the most cost-effective result for our client, either through negotiation or the litigation process.

Even the most carefully constructed estate plan may be contested. When will contests and estate litigation arise, our lawyers work to achieve an effective and expeditious result through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

 

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