Lindquist & Vennum’s tax attorneys and professionals are committed to helping clients achieve their objectives through sophisticated and careful tax planning and advice. We have extensive and broad experience in federal and state tax matters. Most of our attorneys and professionals have received specialized degrees in taxation or are certified public accountants. Attorneys practicing tax law at Lindquist & Vennum have received recognition for their tax expertise by being listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”, “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars.” Our tax clients consist of firm clients as well as clients who hire us solely for our tax and related expertise.
Mergers and Acquisitions. The core of the tax practice at Lindquist & Vennum consists of structuring and implementing merger and acquisition transactions involving public and private companies. Our practice involves companies across a broad range of industries, including manufacturers, life sciences companies, high-tech companies, banks, agribusiness and cooperatives, service providers, software developers, insurance brokers, and insurance companies.
In addition to transactions involving “strategic” buyers, we also have significant expertise in structuring acquisitions and divestitures of “portfolio” companies for private equity funds.
Partnership Tax. We are extremely knowledgeable in matters relating to limited liability companies and partnerships and are regularly involved in structuring and implementing transactions involving partnerships. We routinely structure and draft partnership and LLC agreements, including agreements with complex distribution and allocation provisions and carried interests.
International Tax. Our attorneys frequently advise on international tax matters, including structuring and implementing both inbound transactions (investments by foreign persons in the United States) and outbound transactions (investments by United States persons outside the United States). We regularly work with tax advisors in foreign jurisdictions to structure transactions in a manner that appropriately minimizes U.S. and foreign taxation.
Business Formation. We regularly help clients select the right form of entity and structure for their business and investments, whether that be a pass-through entity such as a limited liability company, partnership or S corporation, or in some cases a C corporation. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable regarding the tax and non-tax considerations that bear on entity selection decisions and are skilled in designing and implementing structures that achieve our client’s objectives and appropriately minimize tax.
Real Estate Transactions. We are skilled in advising on the tax aspects of real estate transactions, including partnerships, joint ventures, UPREIT and disguised sale transactions and Section 1031 exchanges. We are also experienced in structuring and forming real estate investment funds.
State and Local Tax. We advise regarding state and local income, sales and property tax matters, including tax audits, administrative proceedings and other controversy matters.