Michael B. Kaufman is a member of the firm's Tax Group, where he focuses his practice in the area of domestic and international tax matters.
Mr. Kaufman has extensive experience providing clients with advice in connection with U.S. federal income taxes. He regularly assists clients with corporate and international tax matters and tax-free reorganizations. He provides assistance with structuring international joint ventures and cross-border transactions. Mr. Kaufman has experience advising clients regarding real estate tax issues and overseeing global tax planning and compliance, including worldwide tax rate minimization. Mr. Kaufman also assists clients who are facing tax audits and administrative litigation at the federal, state, and local tax levels. His clients include domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, and limited liability corporations across an array of industries, such as food and beverage, retail, manufacturing, technology, and software.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr. Kaufman advises clients on tax-related matters in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, stock purchases and sales, asset purchases and sales, and debt and equity offerings. He works to ensure transactions are structured in the most tax efficient manner for all parties. He provides guidance on reorganizations and spin-off transactions, and advice regarding post-transaction separation of functions and tax sharing agreements.
Mr. Kaufman has helped numerous clients navigate the tax ramifications related to complex, multi-million dollar merger and acquisition transactions.