Practice/Industry Group Overview
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Taxation Practice Group provides tax assistance to a diverse client base, including large publicly-traded companies, privately-held companies, international businesses, tax-exempt organizations, professional firms and individuals. Nearly every business transaction has significant tax implications; our group counsels clients in order to help them achieve tax advantages and comply with state, federal and local tax laws in order to minimize any necessary tax costs associated with such transactions. Our attorneys analyze corporate mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures in order to provide a value-added service by counseling clients in the most tax-efficient way to structure and consummate a transaction. We recognize that in this competitive marketplace tax minimization is both a professional and personal necessity. Our attorneys partner with our clients to minimize their effective tax rates.
In addition, we assist clients with compliance matters including representation before the Internal Revenue Service and various state and local tax agencies. Our attorneys have represented clients in more than 30 states before such administrative agencies and handle all aspects of corporate franchise, income, personal property, real property and sales and use tax matters. We have also assisted numerous clients in the negotiation of various state and local tax incentives for the relocation or expansion of their facilities.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Our firm represented The Procter & Gamble Company in a research consortium and joint venture with the University of Cincinnati, utilizing a unique combination of tax, non-profit and corporate attorneys to complete a complex transaction.
Medic One, Inc.
$20,000,000 "roll-up" acquisition for consolidated ambulance/patient transport service
Structural Dynamics Research Corporation
$35,000,000 stock-for-stock merger for publicly-held $500 million provider of engineering design software
Internal reorganization of designer, importer and distributor of bicycles and golf products
Large Appalachian Underground Coal Owners
Coal Bed Methane Gas Production
Representation in connection with efforts by local taxing authorities to impose ad valorem real estate tax on coal bed methane gas under Pennsylvania State law.
Establishing Foreign Susidiaries Around the World
We have represented scores of foreign subsidiaries, sometimes for the same client, from international labor and employment issues to tax and corporate issues. We leverage our long history of assisting clients to expand internationally through foreign direct investment.
Federal and State Tax Representation
Prepared complex Federal and State Estate Tax Returns and defended same in audits before the IRS and State taxing authorities.