Tax Creative Thinking

As tax laws shift and evolve, businesses more than ever require sophisticated tax advice to effectively navigate all types of complex tax matters — formation, operations, financing transactions, acquisitions, audit defense, litigation, controversy, and dispositions — and their bottom-line impact. We can help. Kilpatrick’s Tax Team provides proactive federal and state and local tax (SALT) services to multinational clients based throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Asia and Latin America.. We provide our clients with clear, effective, and innovative tax advice on their transactions and operations so they can efficiently plan and manage their tax consequences.

Comprehensive Federal and International Tax Advice

Kilpatrick’s Federal and International Tax team works on behalf of clients throughout the United States and internationally in all areas of U.S. federal income taxation. They advise on the U.S. federal income tax consequences with respect to mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, restructurings and other business transactions; fund formation and structure for private equity, venture capital, real estate and hedge funds; international tax planning for inbound and outbound transactions; equity incentive plans for passthrough entities; and specialized entities such as mutual funds, ETFs and real estate investment trusts (“REITs”).

Forward-Thinking State and Local Tax

Kilpatrick’s SALT attorneys have deep experience representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, privately-held companies, middle-market businesses and individuals. They advise on audit defense and litigation, and on local and multistate tax issues. This depth means that we can assist you with sophisticated tax planning strategies, ongoing counsel and dispute resolution for any state and local tax matter you may encounter.

Federal Income & SALT
Tax Structuring

Direct Tax 
Indirect and Operational Tax 
Multistate Tax 
State Tax Controversy
State Tax Credits & Incentives
Unclaimed Property


Intercontinental Advice

Our attorneys provide tax advice to multinational businesses looking to expand into the U.S. Depending on the size of the company, it's possible they are unaware that each state has specific laws they are subject to in the U.S. and/or abroad. We work across all industries and legal practice areas when counseling clients on U.S. federal, state, and local tax transactions, as well as cross-border and international transactions.


Collective Edge

Our attorneys understand the true value of interdisciplinary and multijurisdictional collaboration. To that end, we work seamlessly with our corporate, finance, intellectual property, and securities colleagues to effectively address tax issues throughout all stages of a transaction. Our familiarity with tax systems in numerous foreign jurisdictions allows us to develop deep connections and work closely with select foreign firms and tax attorneys to provide seamless advice on complex, multijurisdictional matters affecting our clients.

Focus Areas

  • Accounting for Income Taxes
  • Direct Tax
  • Indirect and Operational Tax
  • M&A Transaction Tax Structuring
  • Multistate Tax
  • State & Local Tax
  • State Tax Controversy
  • State Tax Credits & Incentives
  • Unclaimed Property
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