Tax Planning

Members of the Tax Planning group:

Michael D. Blackburn

Matthew V. Hess

Tax Planning

Members of our firm assist clients in minimizing the tax costs associated with the sale of business interests, real estate, and other transactions exposing our clients to substantial tax liabilities. We assist in the preparation of tax return schedules, making appropriate tax elections, and, in some cases, preparing complex tax returns. We also provide low-cost, straightforward advice for clients who want to be sure they understand the tax consequences before signing an agreement or entering into other potentially taxable transactions.

Our attorneys have handled income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, Utah State Tax Commission, and other taxing authorities, as well as property tax, sales and use tax, and estate tax controversies. We have assisted clients through audits, administrative appeals within the IRS, Tax Court and U.S. District Court tax litigation, and the resolution of tax collection issues.

We regularly teach tax related seminars in Utah and other states, and tax or tax related topics on a part-time basis at the University of Utah.