The lawyers engaged in the Taxation practice at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite offer a broad range of tax planning and tax litigation services to businesses and other organizations. We have extensive experience and knowledge in addressing state, local, federal and international tax and planning issues. We advise and develop tax strategies relating to the organization of business entities, public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions and other significant commercial transactions.

Our Taxation practice group has experience in complex tax litigation and in the negotiation and resolution of complex tax disputes.

Tax planning at our firm is closely coordinated with the delivery of other business law services. We have represented clients in tax-free reorganizations, buy-outs, spin-offs, recapitalization and mergers.

Our Tax attorneys are well versed in the intricacies of corporate, insurance and partnership tax and we advise clients regarding the tax aspects of various business entities, such as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, insurance companies and corporations. We also help clients minimize personal property tax, transaction privilege tax (sales tax) and real property taxes. We are familiar with all aspects of real estate taxation, including Section 1031-like-kind exchange transactions.

Ryley Carlock attorneys help individuals and businesses improve the community by forming and qualifying charitable and non-profit organizations including private foundations and public charities, and we work the numerous special tax rules that affect non-profit corporations, including the prohibited transactions and excess benefit rules.

Our Tax attorneys have in-depth experience in all issues relating to executive compensation, including the taxation of options and other forms of deferred compensation.

We provide representation in both federal and state tax controversies before the IRS and in the courts. Our work includes defending tax audits, appeals and trials in all aspects of tax law.