Navigating and Resolving Sophisticated Tax Issues

VLP’s Tax Practice Group provides strategic advice to help clients successfully navigate and address a broad array of complex tax law matters. We handle tax structuring for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, individuals, international operations, and specialized entities, such as real estate investment trusts and hybrids. We regularly advise our clients with respect to the tax implications of a broad range of matters, including:

  • Corporate formation and recapitalization
  • Executive compensation
  • Equity and debt placements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Spinoffs
  • Technology transactions
  • Financial transactions, including swaps, collars, options and hedging transactions
  • Real estate transactions


We offer sophisticated planning to businesses and individuals with international circumstances. Our tax law team structures U.S. investments and operations for foreign individuals and entities. We also structure foreign investments and operations for U.S. individuals and entities.

State and Local

VLP’s tax practice includes planning and consulting with clients on a wide array of state and local tax matters, such as corporate franchise and income taxes, sales and use taxes, real and personal property taxes, local business license taxes, gross receipts taxes, capital stock taxes, documentary and other transfer taxes, and personal income taxes. In addition, our tax attorneys regularly advise clients on the state and local tax implications associated with acquisitions and corporate reorganizations, including multistate analyses of potential mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions.

Tax-Exempt Organizations

We advise nonprofit clients with respect to federal and state tax-exempt organization rules, including formation, reporting, private inurement, excess benefit transactions, joint venturing with for-profit partners and income from unrelated business ventures.