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OMW has extensive experience advising clients in taxation matters. The firm’s tax attorneys analyze, structure, and negotiate transactions to minimize adverse tax consequences and work closely with the client’s business attorneys, CPAs, and client advisors to minimize taxation, without allowing tax issues to control the transaction itself.

Our attorneys counsel clients regarding federal income, estate, and gift taxes, international tax matters, Washington State taxes, and state and local taxes. Our clients include individuals, closely held businesses, domestic and foreign-based multinational corporations, trade associations, charitable institutions, and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Entity formation, reorganization, spin-offs and liquidations
  • S corporations, C corporations and Partnerships
  • Limited liability company considerations
  • Partnership and Joint Venture structuring

    • Business acquisitions, mergers, and sales
    • Owner buy/sell arrangements
    • Installment sales
    • Like-Kind exchanges
    • Structured acquisitions and dispositions

    • Executive Compensation Matters
    • Employee v independent contractor classification
    • Department of Labor and Industry and Employment Security Department Employee classification audits and appeals
    • Compensation and Deferred Compensation Arrangements
    • Employee buy-out arrangements
    • Payroll tax matters
    • Nonqualified and Incentive Stock option planning

    • Partnership Special allocations
    • Acquisitions and disposition of partnership interests
    • Disguised sale/mixing bowl transactions
    • Built in gain allocation issues

    • Washington State Business & Occupation Tax Matters
    • Sales and use taxes
    • Property taxes
    • Real Estate Excise Tax

    • Tax Litigation
    • Tax Audits
    • Administrative Appeals and Reviews
    • IRS Rulings and determination letters

    • Estate planning, Wills and trusts
    • Family transfers
    • Estate freezes

    The full range of our estate planning services can be found here.

    • International tax planning
    • Foreign investment in the U.S.
    • U.S. ownership of overseas activities

    • Nonprofit entities
    • Unrelated business income problems
    • Prohibited Transactions
    • Intermediate Sanctions
    • Trade associations
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