Tax Transactions and Planning

Tax issues can play a major role in the successful negotiation and closure of any business transaction. The experienced tax lawyers of Troutman Sanders have extensive history helping clients identify, structure and implement tax solutions with respect to all types of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate divisions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

In conjunction with lawyers from our finance practice, we provide full-spectrum tax counsel related to corporate financings, project financings, leveraged leases and the taxation of financial products. We also advise clients on tax issues arising out of bankruptcies, workouts, reorganizations, restructurings and recapitalizations. Together with our corporate and securities lawyers, we provide guidance in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, and regularly serve as bond counsel and as counsel to issuers, underwriters, lenders and borrowers.

We have developed a particular concentration on tax issues relating to real estate transactions, and have structured various types of real estate-related investments, joint ventures and exchanges, including low-income housing tax credit projects, real estate investment trusts and like-kind exchanges.

Representative Experience

  • Served as counsel to a major electric utility on the tax aspects of acquisitions and dispositions in the United States and other countries.
  • Served as counsel to a heavy machine manufacturer in the acquisition of the stock of a UK company for worldwide operations in the manufacture and sale of farm equipment.
  • Served as counsel to a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) in connection with the structuring of joint ventures to acquire, develop, construct and manage commercial properties.
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