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Tax & Wealth Planning

Tax issues are critical in the business world. More than 75 years after being founded by business and tax attorneys, Arent Fox continues to provide the commitment, acuity, and sensitivity to help our clients achieve their distinct business and personal tax objectives.

Our Approach

Arent Fox provides a wealth of services concerning the impact of tax structures on our clients diversified financial goals. Our tax professionals employ practical business judgment and technical experience to ensure optimal results in the areas of corporate tax, international tax, estates and trusts, real estate tax, and tax controversy.

We routinely develop creative, customized solutions and design context-specific structures for clients using an interdisciplinary approach that considers the intricacies of tax law and minimizes risk, while maximizing opportunity.

Our Work

Our clients include multinational public organizations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, employees, executives, principals of private equity, venture capital and hedge fund firms, professional athletes, real estate developers, and high-net-worth individuals. We assist these clients on matters regarding tax planning, litigation, management, and administration, and frequently work with attorneys in our Corporate & Securities and Real Estate practices to design the most successful outcomes for our clients.

Our team often helps clients protect their wealth and preserve their legacy. Arent Fox provides comprehensive services and personalized strategies for high-net-worth individuals and their families.

Our practice is built on a commitment and sensitivity to our clients interests and confidential matters that cut across multiple generations. We represent prominent real estate developers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and executives and shareholders of some of the largest companies and closely-held businesses in the Washington, DC area.

Our Focus

  • Corporate Tax: Our corporate tax attorneys assist with acquisition and disposition planning, asset and stock sales and purchases, bankruptcy proceedings, and inbound and outbound structuring in the most complex areas of federal, state, and local tax law. Much of our work pertains to the real estate industry and involves real estate investment trusts (REITs) and investment tax credit opportunities.
  • Estates & Trusts: We represent prominent real estate developers, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and executives and shareholders of some of the largest companies and closely-held businesses in the Washington, DC area. Our services include asset protection strategies, business succession planning, insurance planning, probate and estate administration, supervision of federal estate tax returns, implementation of wealth transfer techniques, fiduciary litigation and tax controversies, and charitable planning.
  • International Tax: Our International Tax practice specializes in helping our clients compete in a global market. We help structure acquisitions and dispositions, prepare offering materials for tax-sensitive securities, advise on entry and exit strategies and entity structuring, and offer in-depth knowledge of Transfer Pricing regulations and areas of controversy in cross-border transactions.
  • Tax Controversy: We represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, state tax authorities, and all courts having jurisdiction over federal civil and criminal tax disputes. Our attorneys guide clients through compliance audits of employee benefit programs, negotiate compliance submissions before the IRS, and litigate tax issues when the need arises.

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