Clients turn to Epstein Becker Green tax attorneys for advice and counsel on the tax implications raised by the myriad transactions and business relationships encountered in today's health care market.
The extensive experience of our attorneys, combined with their established credibility in dealings with the Internal Revenue Service, various states' attorney generals, and other regulatory agencies, enables Epstein Becker Green's tax attorneys to be highly effective advocates for our clients.
Our tax attorneys are particularly experienced in all aspects of structuring, negotiating, and documenting complex transactions and business relationships for clients representing a broad spectrum of the health care industry, including hospitals and hospital systems, managed care companies, physician organizations, clinical laboratories, university-affiliated institutions, and trade associations.
The tax counseling services that we provide to our clients include:
- Structuring joint ventures and strategic alliances involving both tax-exempt and for-profit entities, including integrated delivery systems, physician-hospital organizations, management services organizations, group medical practices, and faculty practice plans
- Advising clients on asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, capital market and municipal financing transactions, and physician recruitment and compensation arrangements
- Planning and implementing conversions of tax-exempt nonprofit health care entities to for-profit status
- Providing advice on corporate restructuring and reorganizations
Clients look to our tax attorneys for guidance on obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt qualification and public charity status. Our tax attorneys have significant experience advising clients on private inurement and private benefit issues, compliance with state nonprofit laws, private foundations rules, intermediate sanctions on excess benefit transactions, lobbying limitations, unrelated business income tax, tax-exempt bond qualification, foreign charitable activities, compensation, fundraising, and charitable and planned giving techniques.
The services that our tax attorneys provide to our tax-exempt and nonprofit organization clients include:
- Forming nonprofit health care entities, and obtaining tax-exempt status
- Analyzing the tax consequences of client participation in transactions and business relationships
- Developing strategic tax plans for acquisitions and sales of facilities and practices
- Analyzing federal and state tax and nonprofit legislation and regulations
- Preparing legal opinions and memoranda regarding tax and nonprofit issues
- Assisting clients in establishing compliance programs with regard to tax and nonprofit laws
- Representing clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service and states' attorney generals
- Conducting tax due diligence reviews for buyers and sellers of health care companies