State and Local Tax Controversy
While tax law came first at Chamberlain Hrdlicka and remains a core strength of our diversified practice, State and Local Tax (“SALT”) attorneys bring many years of SALT experience to the representation of their clients.
We represent a full range of clients from individual home owners to public and private multinational corporations for all facets of the, SALT controversy process. Our SALT attorneys substantive experience spans the full scope of SALT including: corporate income tax, capital stock tax, franchise tax, personal income tax, sales and use tax, realty transfer tax, bank taxes, insurance company taxes, utility taxes, gross receipts taxes (state or local), hotel taxes, fuel taxes, real estate tax assessment and real estate tax exemption.
At the state and local level our representation of clients includes audits, administrative appeals and judicial appeals, including state intermediate appellate courts, state Supreme courts and U.S. Supreme Court. This breadth of experience enables us to provide continuity of representation throughout the controversy process, ensuring the highest levels of sophistication and service that our clients need as well as the focus upon efficient case management and cost control that they should expect. Unlike firms that profess to handle "tax controversies," using general litigators and transactional tax lawyers to staff the occasional tax dispute, we maintain one of the most active and highly regarded SALT controversy and litigation practices in the United States, contemporaneously handling multiple cases at various stages of the controversy process. Our clients value this experience as well as the reputation and credibility it earns us with state and local taxing officials and state and local government lawyers throughout the United States Such experience not only enables us to anticipate from the early stages of the SALT controversy process issues and disputes that could arise during subsequent proceedings, but also to successfully resolve such disputes favorably through negotiated settlements.
Complementing our controversy practice is our equally sophisticated planning and transactional practice, which serves domestic and foreign multinational companies across a wide variety of industries, from apparel and tools to construction and energy and internet and technology.
In the area of SALT planning, our attorneys advise and assist Fortune 500 companies about SALT minimization, including
Additionally, we have extensive experience structuring and advising clients with respect to complex financial products and cross-border financial transactions, including hedging transactions and captive insurance arrangements.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka also is the sole United States law firm belonging to the International Tax Group ("ITG"), an elite group of international tax lawyers from five continents. The ITG meets regularly around the globe, where members exchange ideas and information about current tax issues and developments affecting multinational companies.
Our domestic tax planning spans the full range of Federal, state and local tax issues. Our practice ranges from traditional concerns, such as corporate, partnership, and joint venture planning to cutting-edge issues, such as the application of FIN 48 to complex transactions as well as administrative and judicial proceedings. We also have significant experience in specialized areas, such as:
Finally, we possess significant experience negotiating advance pricing agreements and submitting ruling requests to the IRS, and state and local government officials.
Our track record of achievement for our clients speaks for itself. Some of the featured matters .for which we were counsel follow. A more extensive list is available by visiting our web site.
5.0/5.0 Review for Mr. Charles Teilhard Jeremiah by a Judge on 10/08/13 in Commercial Litigation
I have known Charles for 20 years. He is an honest, ethical and conscientious attorney. He is diligent, resourceful and very talented. He deserves to be very highly rated by his peers.
5.0/5.0 Review for Mr. David Neal Calvillo by a Sole Practitioner on 07/12/12 in Mediation
David uses creative methods to settle cases.
Law firm response:
Sometimes solutions are hard to see. I try to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to my practice as a lawyer and as a mediator. My background in public accounting and in business valuations proves very useful to finding solutions to complex issues.
5.0/5.0 Review for Mr. Ajmal A. Rahim on 10/30/14 in Immigration.
5.0/5.0 Review for Herbert Odell on 02/15/13 in Taxation.
I was the top tax professional at a large corporation and Herb provided tax services to the company. I worked with Herb for at least 20 years and he did an outstanding job for us. You will not find anyone better!