MCCM offers a wide range of tax services to individuals and businesses in the planning, transactional and dispute resolution contexts. Our tax practice covers federal and New York taxes in the areas of income, franchise, estate & gift, sales & use, payroll and excise taxes. We can assist you in any of these areas:
- Trusts and Estates
Our trust & estates lawyers provide legal advice and counseling to individuals on the estate & gift tax implications of their succession plans, and provide creative strategies to help our clients achieve their wealth succession goals while minimizing estate & gift tax consequences. We complement these services with our estate administration practice.
- Investment Tax Decisions
We integrate our business tax, income tax, and estate & gift tax practices to provide our clients with the full range of options and tax consequences of any investment.
- Business Transactions
Our business tax lawyers provide legal advice and counseling to business owners and managers on the tax consequences of proposed transactions, including business start-up, responsible person liability, asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, financing, establishing and modifying retirement plans and other employee benefit plans, owner and manager compensation and succession planning, as well as all other aspects of closely-held business operations that have tax implications.
- Tax Exempt Organizations
Our attorneys form not for profit organizations and assist with the preparation of applications for federal and state tax exemption. We also assist our tax exempt clients with ongoing compliance with federal and state tax laws. We complement these services with our general business counseling practice.
- Project Development
Our business tax practice includes expertise in project development, assisting our clients who are engaged in development activities with designing and implementing complex financing structures involving multiple financing sources including tax credits and tax-exempt financing.
- Real Property Tax Assessment
We represent several municipalities on an ongoing basis in regard to challenges by taxpayers to their real property tax assessments. We also represent individual and business taxpayers who wish to contest their real property tax assessments.
- Dispute Resolution
We represent individual and business taxpayers who have disputes with taxing authorities such as the IRS and the New York State Department of Finance. Our tax controversy practice includes providing counsel and representation in audits, offers in compromise, and litigation before the U.S. Tax Court and the New York State Division of Tax Appeals.