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Taxation

The taxation practice at Burch, Porter & Johnson involves tax planning and representation on federal, state and local tax matters. The firm’s tax attorneys have broad experience in general tax planning advice, tax consulting on business transactions, representation in tax controversies and state and local tax matters and guidance on tax-exempt entities and issues.

TAX PLANNING AND ADVICE
The tax attorneys at Burch, Porter & Johnson work closely with clients and other business practice attorneys on planning and structuring issues in connection with the formation and operation of business entities, including the use of corporations, S-corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. In addition, our tax attorneys routinely provide advice regarding personal tax planning and executive compensation and benefits planning, including deferred compensation, stock options and fringe benefits, such as employee stock ownership plans, qualified plans and stock bonuses.

TRANSACTIONAL TAX PLANNING AND ADVICE
Recognizing the important role tax often plays in business, real estate and venture capital transactions, our tax attorneys routinely advise clients on taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions, such as like-kind exchanges, and are instrumental in structuring transactions in order to achieve business solutions while also addressing relevant tax issues.

TAX CONTROVERSIES / STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION
Burch, Porter & Johnson represents clients in all stages of tax controversies and at all levels including before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and Tennessee Department of Revenue. In addition, our tax attorneys represent clients on property tax matters with various state, municipalities and county governments and agencies.

TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS
The tax attorneys with our firm have extensive experience assisting clients in obtaining tax-exemption from the Internal Revenue Service and on related state and local matters and advising both start-up and existing nonprofit organizations on governance and operational matters. In addition, our firm advises clients involved in joint ventures between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations.