The Goulston & Storrs Tax Group provides tax and business advice to domestic and foreign publicly traded and privately held business enterprises, investment funds, individual entrepreneurs, institutional and private investors, and non-profit institutions, enhancing the after-tax returns associated with all of their entities and activities.
Our experience is unusually broad and deep, enabling us to render high quality, comprehensive tax-structuring advice in connection with business formations, mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions, cross-border transactions involving foreign tax treaties, real estate transactions, REITs, trust and estate planning, business succession planning and wealth transfers, executive compensation plans, and employee benefit plans, including the ERISA aspects of those plans. We also help clients capture valuable tax credits for affordable housing, historic preservation, green projects, so-called “new markets” developments and other projects.
Our tax attorneys work seamlessly with lawyers in our real estate, corporate, bankruptcy and private client groups across all three offices. Clients especially love that our Tax Group has the necessary expertise and practical experience to propose alternative structures that can enhance the tax efficiency of an enterprise or a single transaction while furthering the business objectives with minimal complexity.
Clients also value the diverse skill sets and experiences of our team members, who have collectively:
- Earned multiple advanced degrees in tax law and taxation;
- Published numerous articles in leading publications and presented at professional tax conferences
- Served as in-house tax advisors to financial services and medical device companies;
- Worked with the IRS and state taxing authorities to resolve numerous tax problems;
- Studied and worked in foreign countries; and
- Worked on matters involving complex international tax treaties.
The addition of our Director of Tax Accounting and another financial professional, who are both certified public accountants, expands the breadth of our service. For example, our accounting professionals regularly perform financial analysis and graphic modeling to illustrate for clients the actual projected benefits of different alternative structures to entities and transactions based on any number of economic performance assumptions.
Each of our tax professionals also has significant non-tax expertise in areas that may affect a transaction, investment or project. So we understand pertinent legal issues related to corporations, limited liability companies, real estate funds, joint ventures and partnerships, family offices and trusts, nonprofit foundations and international organizations with cross-border interests and operations. Consequently, Goulston & Storrs tax attorneys are well-equipped to draft and negotiate transactional documents to implement the solutions that will optimize after-tax income for our clients.