We frequently hear about the many wealthy foreigners who acquire investment interests in New York real property, and the complex tax considerations relating to such investments. Yet, we sometimes forget that there are many US persons outside of NY (New Jersey is still part of the US, right? Oh well) who are drawn to an

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that someone has engaged in a like-kind exchange? Real property, right? A taxpayer who owns a rental building with commercial and/or residential tenants exchanges the building for another rental property, usually as part of a deferred exchange. Or, a taxpayer that owns a building

Silly Question?

“Which do you prefer: a taxable or a non-taxable transaction?”

Most taxpayers would probably respond that they prefer a non-taxable transaction. After all, who wants to pay tax if they don’t have to?

Closer analysis, however, may reveal that given a particular taxpayer’s situation, a taxable transaction may yield a better result.

Time For A Change?

At some point in its existence, a corporate-owned business– even one that is closely held– may have to reconsider its corporate structure. What may have started out as a single corporation, with one line of business, and operating at one location, has grown into a holding company with multiple corporate and

In most acquisition transactions, one company will purchase the assets of another company. An asset deal has the benefit of allowing the acquiring company to select only those assets or lines of business of the target company that it wants to acquire. It enables the acquirer to recover its purchase price through depreciation and amortization,