Stroock's Tax Practice offers clients a combination of broad expertise in corporate and individual taxation and depth in transactional experience. We focus on United States federal income matters, as well as all areas of New York State and City taxation. Our practice helps clients with a wide range of specialized tax issues that arise in, e.g., securitization structures, REITs, insurance company products, derivatives, bankruptcy cases, hedge funds and pension funds.
The Tax Practice group provides the hands-on service of a tax boutique supported by the full resources of a Wall Street law firm. We work with other Stroock practices to develop tax solutions that meet each client's needs. A central part of this includes working with Stroock's Corporate groups on sophisticated equity and debt financings and restructurings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. The Derivatives and Commodities practice relies on our expertise in financial products and foreign and backup withholding issues. Stroock's Investment Management clients benefit from our experience with concerns facing regulated investment companies (RICs) and investment partnerships that might be considered "publicly traded." We are also integral to the firm's Private Funds practice, helping to design complex onshore and offshore structures for investment in a multitude of products by a diverse range of investor groups. In addition to our domestic corporate work, we also conduct a substantial foreign tax practice. Stroock represents both United States corporations operating abroad, whether directly or indirectly through subsidiaries and branches, and foreign persons investing in the U.S.
Major real estate owners and developers also look to Stroock for tax advice on construction, development and ownership issues. The Tax Practice counsels Stroock's Real Estate clients on the tax implications and structuring of real estate deals, including acquisitions, exchanges (taxable and tax-free), dispositions and leases of real estate. We also specialize in structuring investments for real estate investment trusts and tax-exempt institutions.
(For information about property assessments, tax incentive and exemption services for real estate owners, visit Stroock's Tax Certiorari page).