King & Spalding’s Tax Practice Group provides advice that is technically sophisticated, practical, and policy-aware. Our practice covers the full range of federal income tax issues presented in planning and executing complex business transactions in both domestic and cross border settings, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, restructurings, and investment fund formations. In addition to advising on corporate, partnership, and international tax matters, we provide advice on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of business transactions and post-transaction integration.
Our group also helps clients resolve tax controversies as favorably as possible, whether in examinations, administrative appeals, the courtroom, or alternative dispute resolution processes. The Tax Practice Group combines its substantive tax knowledge with the tax litigation experience of the firm’s litigators to achieve optimal results. King & Spalding lawyers have substantial experience in the management of privilege and discovery issues, in handling cases in U.S. Tax court, Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal District Courts, and with appeals from each of these courts.
We strive not only to give our clients top quality tax advice, but also to partner with them in navigating their complex tax problems by working with them to develop innovative and practical solutions. Utilizing the resources of all of the firm’s offices, and working with King & Spalding’s other practice groups, such as corporate, finance, real estate, and litigation, we ensure the seamlessly integrated delivery of all the legal services necessary to close a transaction or successfully resolve a tax controversy.
A number of our lawyers previously served in senior government positions, and current senior staffers at both the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service are King & Spalding Tax Group alumni.