Finkel Law Group

Finkel Law Group PLLC is a transaction-focused tax firm with extensive experience in tax-sensitive structuring of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, business startups and financing, including private equity and venture capital investments, executive compensation, and other employee-equity arrangements.

FLG often serves as tax co-counsel to corporate lawyers and advisers to accountants providing high level tax support for their clients’ business transactions.

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Practice Areas

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    We advise on the tax-efficient structuring for the purchase and sale of middle-market companies, including:

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  • Litigation Support

    The income tax treatment of the payment or receipt of damages in litigation can very quickly undermine the expected economics of the parties. The IRS and the courts will look at the demands, pleadings, and settlement agreements in evaluating the proper tax treatment. We assist litigators in positioning their clients for favorable tax treatment and reporting of damages, whether to be paid or received

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  • Representation of Entertainers, Athletes and Musicians

    We regularly work with lawyers, accountants and other advisers representing entertainment and media clients in connection with tax-favorable structuring of transactions for the licensing, acquiring, and investing in music and digital content.

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  • Executive Compensation

    A business’s success requires attracting the right talent; and aligning the interests of key members of the team. Equity compensation and other incentive arrangements can be effective tools, but only if the tax implications to the executives and the company are understood and considered.

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  • Startup and Financing

    We advise entrepreneurs and investors as to tax-efficient strategies for the formation and finance of their companies; structures to attract and retain key talent; and structures that provide flexibility on exit.

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Robert Finkel

Mr. Finkel has over 35 years of experience as a tax lawyer, advising clients on the tax aspects of a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments and tax controversy and litigation. He has been an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program teaching Partnership Taxation for 25 years; and was an adjunct Professor at the Radzyner Law School (IDC Herzliya, Israel) where he taught U.S. corporate and tax law (2005-2006). He is regularly honored by his peers in Super Lawyers© and Best Lawyers©, and speaks and writes frequently about transactional tax issues. He has been quoted on tax matters in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

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