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 and gift, sales and use, and payroll and excise taxes. We represent individual and business taxpayers who have disputes with taxing authorities such as the Internal Revenue Service 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.
Tax Planning for Business Transactions
We 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 Credits & Project Development
Our business tax practice includes expertise in project development and assisting our clients who are engaged in development. We assist with designing and implementing complex financing structures involving multiple financing sources, including tax credits and tax-exempt financing.
Tax-Exempt Organization Formation & Compliance
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.
Investment, Income, Estate & Transfer Tax Planning
We counsel 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 and gift tax consequences. We complement these services with our estate administration practice. With integrated business tax, income tax, and estate and gift tax practices, our team provides our clients with comprehensive advice on the full range of options and tax consequences of any investment.
Real Property Tax Assessment
Our team represents 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.