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FEDERAL AND STATE TAX CONTROVERSY PRACTICE

From the pre-audit planning stage through the final appeals of contested trial or administrative decisions, Thompson Coburn is experienced in all areas of tax controversy. We have advocated for thousands of our clients before the IRS and multiple state and local taxing authorities involving all levels of federal, state, local and foreign tax controversies, audits and appeals, competent authority matters, and trial and appellate litigation. We have been able to successfully resolve many of these tax controversies without resorting to litigation, but when administrative settlement is not possible, we have the capability and experience to see the issue through to the final appeal.

 

Publications

Why donor advised funds are useful for year-end charitable giving

Private equity’s top ten issues for the next president

California real estate: Change the ownership, increase the tax

Proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger presents a charitable planning opportunity

Proposed changes to Section 2704 could spur tax increase for owners of closely held businesses

IRS releases updated safe harbors for management contracts in tax-exempt bond-financed projects

Voluntary disclosure opportunity for cloud computing services in Chicago

Sale/leaseback transactions moving full steam ahead

IRS provides some guidance on federal tax matters for same-sex marriage

Highlights of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

New 3.8% Medicare* tax on investment and unearned income beginning in 2013

The Latest Beneficiary Grantor Trust — PLR 201039010

Blog Posts

Tax basis: The key to reducing gain on sale or deducting asset purchases

How to avoid tax traps in life insurance

What you need to know about the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) in Sweepstakes and Contests

Hospital property tax exemption under attack in Illinois

IRS provides interim guidance for ACO participation in Medicare Shared Savings Programs and expands safe harbors for management contracts

The IRS wins every sweepstakes

TCLE

Fiduciary Income Tax Refresher and Update

Self-Employment Tax and LLCs; New Partnership Audit Rules; Selected Issues from Heckerling

Business Planning in Light of Proposed Regulations under Code § 2704

Life Insurance to Fund Buyouts or Loss of a Key Person

News

Tom Corbett, Larry Katzenstein featured in Chambers’ inaugural High Net Worth guide

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2016

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Saint Louis Legacy Awards honor Dale Knight, Larry Katzenstein, Covenant Place

29 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Georgia Demeros quoted in Fox Business article on debt, estate planning

Private Client Group transfers more than $1.2 billion in assets

Real Estate group supports $51 million apartment complex purchase

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

Thompson Coburn leads Federal Signal’s $110 million sale of FSTech to 3M

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6011

Henry is a partner in the firm's Tax Practice Area.

Henry is a partner in the firm's Tax Practice Area.

Henry Bettendorf
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6377

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corporate restructuring, from acquisitions and dispositions to spinoffs and management changes.

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corpor...

Ed Buchholz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2223

Patrick practices in Thompson Coburn’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice Group.

Patrick practices in Thompson Coburn’s Real Estate Tax Assessment Practice ...

Patrick Cullerton
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6503

Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a variety of commercial transaction and regulatory issues.

Garrett counsels banks, financial institutions and other businesses on a va...

Garrett Fischer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6151

Steve is a nationally recognized practitioner in the areas of estate planning and the structuring of privately held businesses.

Steve is a nationally recognized practitioner in the areas of estate planni...

Steve Gorin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6485

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety of privately-held businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofits.

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety ...

Benjamin Hulsey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6474

Nick concentrates his practice in the firm's Corporate Tax Area, with a particular emphasis on federal and state tax credit transactions, tax-exempt organizations, public...

Nick concentrates his practice in the firm's Corporate Tax Area, with a par...

Nick Kappas
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9476

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, practicing in the areas of income tax planning, business succession planning, and estate and gi...

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, ...

Jon Karp
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6541

Matt practices in the areas of state and local tax (SALT) controversy, banking and financial services litigation, business litigation, and appellate.

Matt practices in the areas of state and local tax (SALT) controversy, bank...

Matt Landwehr
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6070

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic and international), state and local tax matters.

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic an...

Rick Lawton
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6161

Janette has over thirty years’ experience practicing in all areas of state and local taxation, including representing clients before state and local taxing authorities in...

Janette has over thirty years’ experience practicing in all areas of state ...

Janette Lohman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2335

Fred has practiced law in the Chicago area since 1991, primarily focusing on local and national product liability and premises litigation.

Fred has practiced law in the Chicago area since 1991, primarily focusing o...

Fred Richards III
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6910

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and Tax practice groups.

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and T...

Ray Stewart