All companies, organizations and individuals can expect to encounter tax issues. In order to provide our clients with the experience and services they need, Polsinelli Tax attorneys must have either a Master’s in Accounting, be a CPA or have a Master’s in Tax Law. With those qualifications, Polsinelli Tax practice attorneys provide creative solutions and legal guidance on international, federal, state and local tax laws to entities in all major industries and tax status classifications. Our attorneys partner with clients to develop business solutions related to:

Polsinelli Tax practice attorneys’ strong reputation is built on sound and effective planning, in-depth analysis and favorable resolutions and outcomes, particularly in complex tax matters involving diverse businesses. We are innovative and have vast experience in structuring business formation, combinations, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and liquidations in the most tax-advantageous manner. If needed, the Polsinelli Tax Practice attorneys’ litigation experience spans all judicial forums, including the U.S. Tax Court, federal courts, state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the country. 

Polsinelli Tax Practice attorneys’ experience and sound judgment provide clients with appropriately assessed tax risks with the potential benefits of a judicial or administrative resolution of the issue. Polsinelli Tax attorneys bring both Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and advanced legal qualifications to tax advising (including LLMs) for individuals and businesses. Offering both extensive tax planning and tax audit and appeal services, we represent our clients’ interests in preserving income and protecting assets.

With offices located coast-to-coast, Polsinelli’s Tax attorneys are also equipped to represent clients regarding local, county and state tax issues for employment and independent contracting, partnerships and LLC structuring, audits and tax controversies across the United States. The Polsinelli Tax practice is experienced not in handling the following issues:

  • Income tax
  • Sales and use tax
  • Excise tax
  • Property tax

Our team is well-versed in all kinds of tax controversies that can arise and we are prepared to take appeals to state tax appeal tribunals and appellate courts. Clients who work with us know that our Tax attorneys are skilled at communicating highly technical areas of the law, making it easy for clients to understand. This talent sets us apart from many of the professionals practicing in the tax industry.

  • Represented the Kansas City Chiefs (Chiefs) in an appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court in a sales and use tax case (The Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc. v. Director of Revenue, Mo., No. SC97730, 6/2/20). The tax assessment related to renovations that were made to Arrowhead Stadium and the administrative offices adjacent to the Stadium. The case involved numerous and lengthy legal documents related to financing of the renovations through tax credits and various other sources and application of Missouri sales and use tax law. Through Polsinelli’s representation of the Chiefs, the Missouri Supreme Court unanimously found in favor of the Chiefs and vacated a $677,171.55 Missouri use tax assessment and a $252,775.39 Missouri sales tax assessment, plus statutory interest, for certain periods in tax years 2008-2011.
  • Represented a long time client in purchasing part ownership of a Major League Baseball team, the Kansas City Royals. The Transaction was very complex due to the number of parties and investment vehicles, as well as Major League Baseball ownership and qualification requirements.
  • Polsinelli provided a client Tax and Opportunity Zone structuring advice and an Opportunity Zone Opinion for a $63 million Class A mixed-use property. The property is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and consists of 170 residential units and 10,100 sq. ft. of retail space within an eight-story type III over type I structure. The mixed-use development will be spurring on valuable community development.
  • Provided tax and structural advice to a real estate fund seeking to raise up to $50 million in equity to purchase multi-family properties in establishing a structure through which investors could use proceeds from a prior like-kind exchange under Section 1031 of the Code to acquire an investment interest in the fund.
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