Tax Law

Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C., represents clients with respect to federal, state and local tax matters, from advance planning with respect to such matters to litigating disputes regarding such matters with applicable governing authorities. Our attorneys confer with each client, the client's accountant and other professionals as needed to not only develop an effective plan uniquely situated to meet the needs of the client, but also to implement the plan developed. In developing and implementing each client's plan in these areas, our attorneys utilize the extensive experience collectively held by the firm, as well as resources available to the firm's attorneys through their continuing participation in related educational programs and self-study opportunities.

Representative matters include:

  • Tax controversy resolution, from representation of the client in audit and appeals to litigation and/or settlement negotiations
  • Income tax planning for individuals, estates, trusts and business entities
  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning and calculation
  • Charitable gift planning (including the creation of charitable trusts, charitable split-interest trusts and foundations)
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Formation of tax-exempt entities
  • Franchise tax planning
  • Application of the state property tax
  • Application of the state sales and use tax