Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Stikker LLP’s tax practice complements the firm’s business, real estate, and estate planning practices. The scope of practice spans federal, state, local and international taxation issues. The principal tax attorneys are Jeffrey B. Detwiler and John J. O’Neill, while Thomas J. Stikker is a recognized expert in estate and gift taxation and in income tax planning for high net worth individuals.

We are guided by the philosophy that taxation matters are an integral part of almost every business transaction and that taxation advice or counseling should be considered in arriving at the legal solution of any problem or in structuring any business transaction. The principal focus of the tax practice is to assist clients in the structuring businesses and planning transactions in the most tax-favored manner possible. Particular emphasis is placed on structuring of “pass-through” entities, including partnerships, joint ventures, S Corporations and trusts, to minimize tax burdens.

We have specific and specialized expertise in the following areas:

  • Compensation planning, particularly with respect to deferred compensation and equity-based compensation vehicles such as stock options, restricted stock, RSUs, profits interests, and contingent equity
  • Real estates tax matters such as planning like-kind exchanges and structuring real estate partnerships for both developers and investors
  • Transactional tax planning, including tax planning for entity formations and mergers and acquisitions

We are guided by the philosophy that taxation matters are an integral part of almost every business transaction.”