and Tax Planning
and Tax Planning
Christine A. Waun, P.C. counsels businesses of all types and sizes on day-to-day compliance and business matters. As an attorney with a degree in finance and a Masters of Law degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and over 20 years’ of experience, Christine’s background allows her to not only help with immediate legal needs including business formation, ownership, management structure, and tax planning, but also provide strategic guidance that ensures future success.
Christine handles the diverse needs of business ranging from start-ups to established businesses in a range of industry sectors.
We provide assistance in the following areas:
There are a number of planning considerations when forming a business, including entity selection, ownership, management structure, liability protection, and taxation
Tax planning is the process of forecasting one’s tax liability and implementing strategies to reduce it.
Corporate transactions include the purchase and sale of a company’s assets, joint venture agreements, and recapitalizing stock into voting and non-voting stock.
Contract drafting and negotiation involves the drafting of legal documents such as employment agreements, commercial leases, buy-sell agreements, non-competition agreements, and purchase and sale agreements. The terms of the documents are negotiated with the other party’s legal counsel.
A buy-sell agreement is a written agreement between the co-owners of a business that dictate who can buy an owner’s interest in the business. Typically these agreements only come into force when an owner of a business dies, retires, is bankrupted, becomes disabled or is divorced.
An employment agreement is a written document that an employer and employee sign setting forth the terms of the relationship.
There are many variables and complexities involved with drafting and negotiating commercial leases. Whether it’s from the perspective of a landlord or tenant, the ultimate goal should be to close the deal while achieving the desired objectives.
A purchase agreement is an important part in protecting both parties in the sale and purchase of a business. The assistance of professionals with specialized knowledge should be sought to navigate the many issues associated with these types of transactions.
Asset protection involves the utilization of estate planning and business strategies to place assets out of the reach of future potential creditors.
Business succession planning in a family-owned business context is the process of transferring a family business to the next generation.
Real estate transactions include the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, IRC §1031 tax-free exchanges, asset protection, insurance and taxation considerations
An IRS Private Letter Ruling Request is a written request made by a taxpayer to the IRS asking the IRS to interpret and apply the tax laws to the taxpayer’s situation.
An application for tax exempt status is a written request made by a taxpayer to the IRS to grant an organization an exemption from federal income tax. To qualify as exempt from federal income tax, an organization must meet requirements set forth in the Internal Revenue Code.