The lawyers engaged in the Taxation practice at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite offer a broad range of tax planning services to businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals. We have extensive experience and knowledge in addressing state, local, federal and international tax and planning issues. Our Taxation practice group also has experience in the negotiation and resolution of complex tax controversies.

Tax planning at our firm is closely coordinated with the delivery of other legal services. 

We advise and develop tax strategies relating to the organization of business entities, public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, and other significant commercial transactions. We have represented clients in tax-free reorganizations, buy-outs, spin-offs, recapitalization and mergers. Our firm has also served as bond counsel to state and political subdivisions in the issuance of tax-exempt state and local bonds.  Our Tax attorneys are well versed in the intricacies of pass-through entity tax and we advise clients regarding the organization, operation and the tax aspects for limited liability companies, limited and general partnerships, joint ventures and S corporations.

Our attorneys help individuals and businesses improve the community by forming and qualifying charitable and non-profit organizations including private foundations and public charities, and we work the numerous special tax rules that affect non-profit corporations, including the prohibited transactions and excess benefit rules.

We also help clients minimize personal income tax, property tax, transaction privilege tax (sales tax) and real property taxes. We are familiar with all aspects of real estate taxation, including Section 1031-like-kind exchange transactions.

Our tax attorneys work closely with our Estate Planning Group to help clients achieve their estate planning goals. We assist our clients with their charitable planning and maximizing the benefits of charitable gifts. In addition, we offer sophisticated planning solutions designed to preserve and transfer family wealth between generations. Such planning includes structuring gifts and bequests, preparing Federal Estate and Gift Tax Returns, consulting on matters related to the tax treatment of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs and other ERISA qualified and non-qualified plans),  consulting regarding executive compensations, transferring closely held business interests, and creating trusts and other wealth transfer vehicles.