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Navigating the thorny tax issues triggered by the issuance of restricted stock in a rollover transaction

It isn't unusual for shareholders holding vested stock in their target company to roll the stock over into acquiror stock in a taxable or nontaxable exchange. Read More ›

2019 Update – How to Deal with Section 1061's Three Year Holding Period Requirement for Carried Interests

Uncover the Tax Benefits of Section 1061

Hedge fund, private equity and real estate professionals value the carried interest because it allows them to be compensated for their services at long-term capital gains rates. In a prior article, we discussed the impact of the new IRC § 1061 and provided a summary of its rules. This article provides an update on the status of IRC § 1061 and discusses methods for avoiding its application. Read More ›

A Taxpayer's Consumer Guide to "Substantial Authority" Tax Opinions

Why are tax opinions especially relevant today? Recent changes in the tax laws have left taxpayers and return preparers grappling with challenging tax planning and return position issues. Read More ›

Rollover Equity Transactions 2019

Rollover Equity Transaction 2019

We recently published an article on our website (which was further published by Law360 and Lexology) addressing tax and business aspects of structuring equity rollovers in M&A transactions involving private equity buyers. Read More ›

Section 1202 Qualification Checklist and Planning Pointers

We recently published four articles discussing the potential benefits of holding and selling Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) under IRC § 1202 and diving into the complicated qualification rules. Based on the volume of responses to those articles, we felt that a basic checklist of qualification requirements would help business owners and tax professionals considering structuring or restructuring a business to take advantage of IRC § 1202, or trying to confirm whether their stock is QSBS. Read More ›

Revisiting the Choice of Entity Decision for Closely Held Businesses

Revisiting the Choice of Entity Decision for Closely Held Businesses

Shifting the focus from understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to considering whether what has changed significantly alters the choice of entity landscape. Read More ›

A Roadmap for Obtaining (and not Losing) the Benefits of Section 1202 Stock

Planning Ideas for Avoiding IRC § 1061's Three-Year Holding Period Requirement

IRC § 1202 has been around for years, but has not received a lot of attention. This inattention has resulted in large part from IRC § 1202's complicated qualification rules, not to mention the planning uncertainties associated with a required five-year holding period. Read More ›

Equity Rollovers in M&A Transactions: Tax and Business Planning Fundamentals

Equity Rollovers in M&A Transactions: Tax and Business Planning Fundamentals

During the past decade, private equity investors and other financial buyers (referred to generally in this article as financial buyers) have dramatically increased their activity in the M&A marketplace. These financial buyers generally acquire portfolio companies with the intention of holding them for around five years and then selling them for a substantial profit. Read More ›

Planning Ideas for Avoiding IRC § 1061's Three-Year Holding Period Requirement

Planning Ideas for Avoiding IRC § 1061's Three-Year Holding Period Requirement

Investment fund managers value compensation in the form of carried interests, which allows them to be compensated for services with income that qualifies for long-term capital gains tax treatment. Numerous efforts have been made during the past decade to cut back or eliminate the favorable tax treatment of carried interests. Read More ›

How New IRC § 1061 Impacts Carried Interests

How New IRC § 1061 Impacts Carried Interests

During the past decade, the White House, Congress and the IRS have threatened on numerous occasions to reduce or eliminate the tax benefits of carried interests ("promotes" in the real estate world). In 2009, legislation was introduced that would have taxed all income from carried interests as ordinary income. Read More ›

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Scott W. Dolson is a member of FBT, providing corporate, tax and M&A services to LLCs, corporations and partnerships. This includes tax planning for the formation of closely held businesses, LLCs and FLPs and the structuring of syndicated private offerings.

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