The Mitchell Williams team of tax lawyers combines their extensive tax knowledge and understanding of business issues to help clients develop tax strategies that achieve their objectives. We work with individuals, families, publicly and privately held businesses, municipalities and charitable organizations offering comprehensive legal counsel on federal, state and local tax issues.

We have extensive experience creating tax-efficient structures and practical solutions to help our clients achieve their business goals including:  

  • Purchases and sales of businesses
  • Non-sale commercial and financial transactions
  • Corporate formation and structure
  • Tax treatment of profits, losses and compensation arrangements associated with corporate transactions
  • Asset financings, mergers, acquisitions, purchases and sales (asset or stock-based)
  • Project financing structures
  • Real estate transactions
  • Corporate reorganizations and bankruptcies
  • Warranties and indemnities
  • Partnership and limited liability company tax planning and transactions
  • Tax-deferred exchanges
  • Business succession planning

We work closely with individuals and families in Arkansas to structure personal and business affairs for maximum tax advantage including:

  • Individual income tax planning
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues
  • State of tax residence issues
  • Minimizing state-level taxation
  • Investment portfolio structuring
  • Structuring business and personal compensation and insurance
  • Recapitalization of assets

We assist tax-exempt organizations including hospitals, universities, private foundations and charitable trusts with counsel and representation on issues including:

  • Tax-exempt entity formation and governance
  • Charitable giving
  • Complex real estate transactions
  • Nonprofit taxation
  • Subsidiary organization structuring
  • Unrelated business income taxation
  • Participation in joint ventures (with both nonprofits and for-profits)