Tax & Business Planning

Entity Selection and Formation

Fishman Larsen & Callister (FLC) attorneys recognize that choosing the proper form of business entity is one of a business owner’s most important decisions.

It’s vital that business owners structure their affairs so they limit their liability and can minimize taxes.

FLC assists clients in the following areas:

  • Selecting the appropriate business entity, whether a corporation, partnerships or LLC
  • Entity formation
  • Bylaws and corporate governance
  • Officers and directors duties and responsibilities


Business Planning and Transactions

FLC attorneys understand business deals and transactions and help their clients engage in and carry out transactions that make sense.

These areas include:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, complete and partial liquidations, stock redemptions, corporate spin-offs and split offs
  • Business purchase and sales
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Business succession planning
  • Employee stock options and deferred compensation agreements
  • Leases

Tax Planning

FLC attorneys represent both individuals and businesses in complex tax planning, and will provide creative solutions to your tax concerns and challenges.

Areas of representation include:

  • Federal income taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and LLC’s
  • Real estate and 1031 exchanges
  • Business reconstruction, reorganizations, and recapitalizations
  • California sales and use taxes, and Proposition 13 reassessments
  • Exempt organization qualification and taxation
  • Income tax planning and private letter rulings
  • Buy-sell agreements, stock restriction agreements, sale-leaseback transactions, and deferred compensation
  • Private letter rulings and covered opinion letters


Tax Litigation and Controversy

FLC attorneys represent both individuals and businesses at every stage of state and federal tax disputes, from meeting with auditors to, if necessary, engaging in tax litigation.

Areas of representation include:

  • IRS and state audits and appeals
  • Tax litigation before the United States Tax Court
  • Installment agreements and Offers in Compromise

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