State and local governments across the country are facing massive deficits and many, including Ohio’s, are looking for additional taxes to improve their budgets. As a result, many business owners may end up paying excessive taxes that reduce profitability and put their businesses at a serious competitive disadvantage. Companies need to have a state and local tax strategy that meets today’s challenges and business objectives.
At Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, our attorneys have significant experience in state and local taxation, especially in Ohio. Our tax attorneys work closely with other practice areas in the firm, allowing us to advise clients on how to develop corporate strategies that maximize tax benefits while maintaining the company’s overall business objectives. Through comprehensive business planning and structuring transactions that minimize state and local taxes, we help businesses achieve substantial tax savings that flow to the bottom line.
Our state and local taxation experience covers a variety issues, including real property taxation, personal property, employer withholding requirements, sales tax and other commercial activity tax law. We represent key industry areas, including emerging technology, software and IT, industrial manufacturing, professional services and more.
We also work with state and local governments to lower the impact of pending administrative policies and tax legislation. Our attorneys continually review and analyze changing statutes, regulations, administrative rulings and court decisions to provide our clients with accurate and insightful legal counsel.
Although we emphasize negotiated settlements in disputes, our state and local tax lawyers are experienced litigators. When disputes arise, our knowledge and talent allows us to provide the effective representation and advice needed to make sound decisions. Our depth of experience, working relationships with key governmental personnel and thorough understanding of state and local laws and policies allow us to effectively and efficiently resolve matters.