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Our Tax group provides federal, state and international tax advice to a wide variety of clients, from start-ups to multinational corporations at all stages of their life cycle. The lawyers in our group carefully guide clients through a myriad of complex tax rules and regulations and provide thoughtful and comprehensive solutions that help clients achieve their business objectives.

Our clients regularly rely on our tax attorneys to help them identify and resolve tax issues related to, among other things:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Spinoffs and restructurings
  • Debt and equity financings
  • Entity formation
  • Equity compensation
  • Partnerships and LLCs
  • State, local and international tax matters
  • Cross-border investments
  • International tax planning
  • Technology transfers and licensing
  • IRS audits
  • Taxable and tax-exempt financing

We regularly help domestic and foreign corporations and partnerships, equity funds and investment bankers find creative solutions to address complex tax issues arising from transactions and general business operations. We also have a national Tax Controversy and Litigation group that represents individuals, businesses, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations in all phases of federal, state and international tax disputes.


Representative Matters
Our tax attorneys are experts at identifying and resolving tax issues related to mergers & acquisitions, spinoffs and corporate restructurings, debt and equity financings, entity formation, equity compensation, partnerships and LLCs, state and local tax matters and international taxation, including cross-border investments, international tax planning and technology transfer and licensing arrangements. Some of the matters we have been involved in include:

  • The $1.5 billion sale of RightNow Technologies to Oracle
  • Carlisle Companies’ $265 million acquisition of the Thermax-Raydex business from Belden
  • Medtronic’s $200 million acquisition of Cardiocom LLC
  • The $3.8 billion sale of Kodiak Oil & Gas to Whiting Petroleum Corp.
  • Tekmira Pharmaceuticals acquisition of Oncore Biopharma
  • Wilson Sporting Goods Co.’s acquisition of the global brand, sales and innovation rights to Louisville Slugger™ from Hillerrich & Bradsby
  • The combination of Hamline University and William Mitchell College of Law into the MitchellǀHamline School of Law
  • Advising a number of US corporations on the structuring of a tax efficient reorganization prior to their listing on AIM, including advice on restructuring their employee share incentive arrangements
  • Advising Fujitsu Limited on its acquisition of Siemens AG's 50% shareholding in their joint venture, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, in a deal worth approximately €450 million
  • Advising AKQA on UK tax and employee incentive issues on its £350 million acquisition by WPP Plc
  • Advising clients on the formation of investment partnerships and limited liability companies, including entities holding diversified publicly traded stock portfolios with complex hedge-fund type accounting provisions, private equity, aircraft, and debt instruments
  • Advising clients on equity compensation and equity compensation alternatives in partnerships and LLCs  


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Industries & Practices

Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Emerging Companies
  • Executive Compensation
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • International Trade
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation