The Attorneys at Smith Knowles have vast experience in both tax planning and tax controversy work. Tax planning is a natural aspect of the work done by the Firm. Lawyers are experienced in both federal and state tax matters, including income and franchise tax, transfer tax, sales and use tax, and property tax. Various lawyers have developed specialties in partnership, subchapter C and subchapter S tax law, as well as other areas of the Internal Revenue Code. Several of our lawyers have advanced degrees in taxation or accounting.

In addition, the Firm has a history of successful representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Utah State Tax Commission and Federal and State Courts on a wide range of issues.

The general area of Tax Planning and Tax Controversies includes the following areas of more specialized practice:

  • Federal and State Income Taxation
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Corporate Planning
  • Incorporations
  • Tax-Free Reorganizations
  • Liquidations
  • Subchapter S Planning
  • Partnership and Limited Liability Company Planning
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Charitable Contribution Planning
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Real Estate Planning
  • Tax Controversies, including Audits, Appeals and Courts

Tax Attorneys

Paul K. Bachman
(801) 476-0303