Tax consequences drive many business transactions, and taxation plays an important part in negotiating the deals, structuring the transactions, and drafting the related documents. Valant lawyers provide clients with tax optimization solutions that take into account local and global tax consequences. Our international tax lawyers are highly adept at minimizing taxation of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, international joint ventures, and multinational corporate structures.

We work with multinational corporations, sovereign fund investment vehicles, private equity funds, hedge funds, opportunity funds, mutual funds, real estate funds, tax exempts and private foundations and many other types of legal entities and investment vehicles that are found around the world. Some examples of what our tax lawyers do to improve their corporate clients’ tax situation include:

• Structuring M&A, Joint Venture and other business transactions

• Structuring multinational corporate structures

• Tax treaty planning

• Avoiding Controlled Foreign Corporation classification

• Avoiding or minimizing global income taxation

• Proactive tax shelter structures

• Advising on compliance issues

• Tax research, analysis and opinion letters

• Use of low tax and no tax jurisdictions

• “Double-Dutch Sandwiches”

• Converting C Corporations to LLCs

• Forming Captive Insurance Companies

• Capital Gains for Real Estate Developers

• Multi-Jurisdictional Corporate Structures