Business Transactions &
Tax Law

Our firm has a long history of providing large and small businesses with the advice and representation necessary to start, operate, grow and flourish. Today, the firm represents individuals businesses in planning and implementing business and commercial transactions including:

  • Buying & Selling Businesses
    Structuring Relationships Among Owners
    Succession Planning
    Protecting Business Assets
    Forming New Entities
    Hiring Employees or Independent Contractors
    Entering into Contractual Relationships with Businesses or Individuals
    Adding or Removing Business Owners

  • Merging with or Acquiring Other Companies
    State and Federal Taxes
    Termination/Liquidation of Business Entities
    Leasing Space, Equipment & Personnel
    Resolving Business Disputes
    Purchasing Equipment & Real Estate
    Forming and representing tax-exempt organizations

Our business lawyers have extensive experience in representing large and small business enterprises, sole proprietors, family businesses, and have the business acumen and expertise to handle business transactions of all sizes. Our business lawyers consult with their colleagues in the firm’s litigation, trusts and estates, and family departments to maximize the client’s position when appropriate, providing clients with a multidisciplinary approach to problem resolution.

Our tax lawyers have decades of experience in providing tax advice to individuals and business owners to implement sophisticated planning strategies.  This experience includes representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Court, Court of Claims and applicable appellate courts.  All of the firm’s tax lawyers, Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III, Donna L. Longhouse and Greg A. Richards, Jr. have advanced degrees in Taxation which enables them to provide comprehensive representation in tax matters to the firm’s client and to achieve the most effective results.

Call one of our attorneys today at (813) 223-5351 to schedule an initial consultation. From its office in Tampa, the firm represents clients throughout Florida, including the greater Tampa Bay Area, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Marion and Sarasota counties.