Business Entity Formation

Manning Fulton’s corporate and tax lawyers assist clients in choosing the proper form of entity and structuring their entity formation transactions to facilitate business operations and to address tax and estate planning concerns. We give timely and practical advice on the industry and business-specific issues that our clients face.

Entity Structure

We counsel clients and coordinate with their accountants to select the proper business structure to accomplish their immediate and long-term objectives. We assist with the formation of a variety of types of entities, including corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, and may types of specialized entities. For subsidiaries of public companies as well as privately held businesses, we recommend organizational structures suited to each client’s tax, estate planning and business succession needs. For international operations, we work with counsel in the relevant jurisdiction and international accounting firms to better assure that our clients needs are met.

Exit and Succession Planning

We help entrepreneurs, investors and owners of family and other privately-held businesses assure the future of what they have built through effective succession planning. We personalize business succession strategies to the individual needs of each business and owner, working to achieve non-tax objectives as well as to minimize the potential income, gift and estate taxes in exit, succession and wealth transfer decisions.

Tax Planning and Tax Controversies

Tax consequences often dictate the type of business structure a client chooses.  Manning Fulton lawyers offer assistance with federal, state and local tax planning issues. Our lawyers also regularly represent clients in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, North Carolina Department of Revenue, and state and local property tax boards. We represent clients before the US Tax Court, federal district and appellate courts, and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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