Tax

Tax

Our lawyers provide comprehensive tax services to a diverse client base that includes publicly-held corporations, privately-held businesses, professional corporations and limited liability companies, corporate and individual fiduciaries and individuals. Choosing the right business entity form is the foundation of effective business tax planning, and Doerner tax lawyers excel at helping clients make the right decisions.  We evaluate whether an S Corporation, C Corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or partnership (LLP), or some other vehicle is the best way to meet growth and financing needs while maximizing tax advantages, then help create the appropriate management and organizational structure.  Similarly, exempt organizations rely on us to make sure that that their organization and structure meet all Tax Code requirements for tax-exempt status. 

When necessary we represent taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities.  That includes advising our clients in audits and administrative appeals, in tax planning controversies, and in litigation before the United States Tax Court and other federal and state courts.  But tax law involves opportunities as well as problems, and our firm is well-versed at helping clients take advantage of Oklahoma tax credits, and tax incentives for new or expanding businesses under The Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

Top Areas of Focus

  • Advice on tax aspects of transactions such as stock and asset sales, tax-free reorganizations, spinoffs, operating distributions, and issuance of stock or debt
  • Guidance on entity structure and related formation, acquisition, disposition, installment sales and like-kind exchanges of property.
  • Securing private letter rulings and related guidance from taxing authorities.
  • Representation in tax controversies of all kinds.
  • Securing and maintaining tax-exempt status for 501(c)(3) and other nonprofit organizations.

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Doerner tax lawyers stay on top of changing tax laws and regulations to maximize the benefits of tax planning, while structuring transactions, assets and operations to minimize taxes assessed against them.   We believe it is just as important to tell our clients what they can do as it is to warn them about what they should avoid, and offer practical advice in either instance.

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Lewis C. Carter

Lewis N. Carter, Attorney

Lewis has represented a wide range of clients in general and commercial litigation, as well as employment, healthcare and ERISA litigation, and securities arbitration.

 

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