Tax Planning and Compliance

In today’s corporate governance and tax compliance environment, it is imperative that upper management have a precise understanding of complicated tax rules and how they are applied to business transactions. The response to the recent wave of corporate accounting scandals and abusive corporate tax shelters has increased management’s compliance burdens (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, Circular 230, FIN 48), while federal and state tax auditors have become especially aggressive in scrutinizing corporate transactions and return positions. Early involvement of experienced tax litigation counsel with access to specialists is a prudent step to minimize risk, develop the issues under examination, prevent unintended waiver of privilege, and determine the best strategy for resolution.

LHP's tax lawyers are recognized as authoritative advocates for our clients. Informed by extensive experience in private and government practice, LHP lawyers handle complex federal and state audit issues and guide clients through administrative appeals and litigation when necessary.

Our effectiveness in the tax controversy field is enhanced by our tax litigators’ collaboration with expert tax specialists and experienced business litigators. For complex and bet-the-company litigation, LHPs approach to tax controversy provides a strong advantage that the IRS, Department of Justice, and other taxing authorities do not have.


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