Practice Areas

Vanderhage Law provides tax and business legal advice primarily in the following areas:

Business Transaction

Vanderhage Law counsels clients and transactional attorneys with respect to tax efficient structures for LLC, corporation, and partnership transactions including mergers, reorganizations, spin-offs, restructurings, and acquisitions or dispositions involving assets, stock or membership interests. Vanderhage Law also reviews, negotiates, and drafts tax provisions of transaction documents and provides tax due diligence services.

Taxation of Property Transactions

Vanderhage Law structures and documents tax efficient transactions for the purchase, sale, and exchange of real, personal, or intangible property, including transactions to defer federal income tax (e.g, section 1031 exchanges) and transactions to incur taxes at capital gain rates instead of ordinary income rates (e.g, "Bramblett transactions").

International Taxation

Vanderhage Law advises foreign clients regarding the tax consequences of doing business in the United States, and advises domestic clients regarding the tax consequences of doing business abroad. This includes planning organization structures to minimize overall global tax rates and working with foreign attorneys to establish business entities in other jurisdictions.

Tax Controversy and Administrative Practice

Vanderhage Law represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in tax audits and administrative appeals. Under certain circumstances, Vanderhage Law can request a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service to provide additional certainty with respect to tax positions. Vanderhage Law also represents taxpayers in the United States Tax Court.

Business Entities

Vanderhage Law provides advice regarding choice of entity decisions, drafts organizational documentation, and drafts and reviews business contracts, including limited liability company operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, S corporation shareholder agreements, and purchase and sale agreements.

Exempt Organizations

Vanderhage Law organizes nonprofit corporations, obtains federal income tax exemptions, and provides advice regarding compliance with regulations governing exempt organizations.