Stein Sperling provides tax counsel for complex commercial transactions, including acquisitions and sales of business entities, consolidations, divisions and transfers of stock and/or assets. We assist clients in negotiations, and we prepare transactional documents, such as purchase and sale agreements, financing documents and asset management agreements, helping our clients anticipate tax consequences for each decision they make related to the transaction. Our deep knowledge of these situations allows us to evaluate the potential for challenges from the Internal Revenue Service based on established law or current interpretation.
Our experience in structuring transactions has taught us that working closely with our clients’ teams of brokers, investors and accountants allows us to resolve issues quickly and efficiently. We can obtain advance rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or issue opinion letters related to an upcoming transaction. Each of these measures helps to ensure the deal will close on time and with our clients’ goals in mind.