The Firm addresses client needs with respect to federal, state, and local taxes, including tax laws governing individuals, both domestic and foreign; corporations, both domestic and foreign; limited partnerships; limited liability companies; and tax exempt organizations.

Corporate taxation issues influence both the long-range plans of an organization and its day-to-day decisions. Nelson Mullins recognizes this, and becomes part of the problem-solving process by providing advice and counsel to avoid or minimize negative tax consequences while adhering to the ever-changing tax codes and regulations. The Firm also advises clients on state tax incentives including Fee-in-Lieu (FILOT) of property tax transactions.

The Firm also has experience in local, state, and federal tax controversies, ranging from state property tax appeals to U.S. Tax Court litigation.

A key concern of employers is often the tax consequences of employee benefit packages, and our Tax Group, along with the Firm’s labor attorneys, addresses these specific issues. They can assist clients by designing, drafting, implementing, and amending defined contribution and defined benefit plans, incentive compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and other arrangements.

Institutions with special or unique needs, such as private foundations, educational institutions and nonprofit agencies and organizations have sought the advice of Nelson Mullins' tax lawyers.

The tax consequences of personal decisions, most notably estate planning, are another strength of Nelson Mullins' attorneys. From the valuation of assets through the final disposition, our attorneys follow the course of the estate, assisting the personal representative or administrator, completing all documents (including the handling of all filings and tax returns), and overseeing the distribution of assets, payment of debts and settlement of will disputes.

Our tax attorneys have served in the following capacity:

  • as lead tax counsel on one of the leading cases involving the amortization of intangible assets
  • as lead tax counsel on safe harbor lease transactions totaling approximately $300 million
  • as counsel on a $350-million merger of two of the largest beverage bottling companies in the country