The Curtis Tax group offers clients vast experience in providing advice on the tax aspects of U.S. and international transactions. We counsel a variety of clients including multinational public and private corporations, governmental and tax-exempt entities, partnerships, private equity firms, hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals. Our clients operate in diverse sectors of the economy including commodities, energy, technology, manufacturing, investment management, banking, foods, transportation and real estate, among others.
The range of services provided by the group includes:
- Advising U.S. clients who operate internationally on cross-border tax issues including: income deferrals and the U.S. tax rules governing controlled foreign corporations and foreign passive investment companies; the availability and planning for the use of foreign tax credits; and transfer pricing arrangements
- Advising international clients who invest or operate in the U.S. on inbound tax issues such as: whether the investments or operations result in a permanent establishment or the conduct of a U.S. trade or business; how to expatriate earnings from the U.S. operations efficiently; and whether any income earned from U.S. investments would be subject to U.S. withholding taxes
- Advising our clients on important business matters including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; dispositions and spin-offs; financings; capital markets and other securities transactions; formation of and investments by private equity, hedge funds and other partnerships; insolvency and creditors' rights issues; international tax planning for high-net-worth individuals; and tax controversy and litigation
The Tax group operates across the Curtis offices worldwide and is well equipped to service the firm's international client base. Many of our tax lawyers are fluent in several languages and also are trained in legal systems outside of the United States. In addition, our tax lawyers participate in many international tax organizations, leading to well-established relationships with top tax advisors worldwide. With our global focus, we can efficiently assist our U.S. and international clients in domestic and cross-border transactions.