Rampart Law Group tax lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of state and federal tax law. Our attorneys provide a full
complement of services in virtually all types of tax matters for individuals, businesses both large and small, and charitable and
We provide sophisticated tax planning advice to both local individuals and organizations. We also represent out-of-state companies with local tax problems, often negotiating favorable settlements and working to avoid adverse tax consequences. We work with the managers, accountants and in-house counsel of companies to resolve a variety of tax-related issues, including business formation, compensation and benefit plans, acquisitions and financing.
In addition to tax planning and structured transactions, Rampart Law Group's tax practice includes representation before the IRS and the state tax authorities, Federal and State tax courts, and various other local tax authorities. One significant advantage in using a tax attorney to resolve disputes, instead of your accountant, is that a typical conversation with an accountant is not privileged, and may be disclosed in litigation or subpoenaed by the IRS or other tax authorities. Tax attorney communications are treated as confidential, attorney-client privileged communications. It is important to have a competent, reliable attorney deal with the federal, state and local tax authorities.
Business Tax Matters
Personal Tax Matters
Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning
Property Tax Issues
Negotiations with Taxing Authorities
Rampart Law Group represents tax exempt organization of all types, including charitable organizations, private foundations, trade associations, and public entities (including municipalities and public authorities) on a variety of regulatory and tax matters, ranging from entity formation to establishing and maintaining tax exempt status and, when appropriate, dissolution, including proper distribution of charitable assets and termination of exempt status.
As part of the entity formation for exempt organizations, we draft charters and by-laws or trust instruments with necessary and appropriate provisions tailored to their needs, including any special provisions as to voting and indemnification.
We understand and appreciate the tax considerations that are the backdrop for everyday operations of non-profit organizations. Accordingly, we can counsel clients as to how to operate consistently within their exempt status, including identification and avoidance of private inurement and excess benefit issues, how to proceed with advocacy efforts in the context of restrictions on lobbying and political activities, complying with state charities' registrations and fundraising regulations, and addressing charitable gaming licensure issues at the state and local levels. We are well-versed in review of transactions with disqualified persons, including assessment of potential excess benefit transactions and advising boards on following proper procedures to avail themselves of the rebuttable presumption under the intermediate sanctions regulations. We coordinate with accounting professionals in unrelated business income tax analyses and Form 990 completion and reporting issues.