Venable’s tax attorneys provide federal, state, local, and international tax advice to corporations and other business entities, and to nonprofits, individuals, and families. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, closely held companies, and start-up ventures. We have particular experience in complex business transactions, including stock and asset transactions, corporate mergers, the creation of joint ventures, like-kind exchange transactions, the tax treatment of real estate investment trusts, and low-income housing credit transactions.

Tax-Exempt Organizations

Venable attorneys deliver timely, cost-effective service to trade and professional associations, charitable foundations, and other nonprofit clients. We also design plans for reducing tax burdens while ensuring that an organization’s resources are put to their best use.

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

We have a diversified national employee benefits and executive compensation practice that helps clients of all shapes and sizes—businesses in virtually every industry sector, 501(c)(3)s, and government entities under 414(d)—with compensation and benefit-related issues.

Tax Controversies and Litigation

We represent organizations and individuals at every stage of resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—from meetings with IRS examiners to tax appeals and, when necessary, tax litigation. Many members of our team have worked within the IRS and know its processes intimately.

Tax Policy

Venable attorneys and senior policy advisors advise clients on major pieces of tax legislation being considered by Congress—helping them anticipate and respond to changes by understanding the intricacies of what goes into tax policy at the highest levels.

International Tax

We assist U.S. and international foreign companies, as well as investors, in the broad range of tax and corporate matters that arise when business is conducted across borders. We are well versed in all manner of complex tax issues affecting such business activities, including inbound and outbound investments and transactions, international tax controversies, and sophisticated tax planning for individuals working and living abroad.

State and Local Tax

Venable attorneys have extensive experience with a broad range of state and local tax (SALT) planning and controversy matters, including income, franchise, sales and use, transfer and recordation, and property taxes.

We represent clients in administrative controversies and tax-related litigation, ranging from informal discussions with tax administrators to handling appellate litigation.

Wealth Planning

Venable attorneys provide advice and solutions to make sure as much wealth as possible goes to our clients' heirs in the most tax-efficient manner possible. We work with individuals and families to ensure sure their estate plan lasts for generations and represents their personal philosophy.