State & Local Tax

Overview

State and local governments have stepped up their tax enforcement efforts, conducting audits and investigations, and pursing tax recoveries through litigation. Faced with these challenges, businesses, as well as individuals, need counsel that knows the laws and can help them create a tax plan that limits their tax exposure, assures compliance and helps them accomplish their goals. They also need counsel who can advocate on their behalf in legislative forums and defend their interests before regulatory bodies and in courts at all levels.

Stradley Ronon serves clients in all these capacities. We advise on substantive tax issues and compliance matters, as well as provide tax advice in the context of transactions, advocate tax policy, and resolve enforcement actions and tax controversies in and out of court. Our tax attorneys regularly provide guidance to individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, public and private foundations and charities on federal, state and local tax matters, assuring that our clients meet their tax obligations while limiting their liability exposure.

The firm’s tax attorneys are experienced with the many and varied taxes, including income, estate, property, and sales and use taxes, among others. Stradley Ronon tax lawyers offer guidance to business clients throughout their lifecycle, from planning and structuring through operations and exit strategies. We advise on the state and local tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs, business restructurings and sales as well as investments. We are also skilled at analyzing multistate tax issues, including state and local tax nexus and apportionment issues.

Additionally, our attorneys frequently appear in court and before state and local departments of taxation and other regulatory bodies to assert and defend our clients’ interests, resolve state and local tax controversies and litigate disputes regarding tax liability.

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