About Our Firm
Stuart B. Ratner, P.C., is a boutique tax and business law firm that provides its clients with creative advice and sophisticated representation in the areas of federal and state tax controversies, income tax and estate planning, estate administration and probate, and business planning.
The firm regularly structures new ventures and represents clients involved in business financings, sales, mergers, acquisitions, employment agreements, and other business transactions of all types and nature. Our planning practice is complimented by its depth of experience representing individuals, businesses, and estates in complex civil and criminal tax controversies, tax collection matters, tax audits, tax appeals, and tax court litigation before the IRS and state taxing authorities.
Experienced Representation For Complex Tax Matters
Our decades of experience “in the trenches” battling with the IRS and state taxing authorities provides us with a unique perspective that benefits our clients and differentiates us from other law firms. The depth of our knowledge, business experience, and capabilities enables us to achieve extraordinary results for our clients in a variety of situations, whether counseling individuals or corporations during federal and state tax audits, pursuing administrative appeals of audit results, litigating tax matters at the tax court or appellate court level or drafting corporate and LLC agreements.
From the earliest stages of a dispute or transaction, we always proceed collaboratively with our client, their accountants, and the client’s existing other counsel. The firm founder, Stuart B. Ratner, is not only a practicing tax attorney, but he is also a CPA which enables him to communicate seamlessly with clients’ accounting staff and outside CPA firm.
Knowledgeable Business Structuring And Transaction Counsel
The firm’s singular goal is to deliver creative, sophisticated, and practical tax and business solutions that work. Clients hire us because of our extensive experience in all areas of tax and business matters and especially because of our ability to challenge audit results by appeal or litigation and to shut down criminal tax investigations at the early stages of the investigation. We care about our clients and treat our clients’ tax and business problems as if they were our own. As a result, once we favorably resolve our clients’ complex tax and business issues, clients typically continue to utilize our firm’s services for all types of tax, corporate and business matters.
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Unparalleled Wisdom And Strategic Action
Since it is impossible to successfully resolve our client’s tax matters without a thorough understanding of the client’s business and corporate and limited liability company statutes and regulations, our attorneys are trained to quickly understand the client’s business operations and the nuances of all applicable business documents and business strategies. We advise clients on many transactions annually and provide tax and business advice, including drafting all applicable legal documents.
Tax issues often arise unexpectedly in divorce and family matters. We advise clients who may be planning a divorce and those deeply involved in a heavily litigated divorce on the tax impact of various divorce strategies. Stuart B. Ratner has acted as an expert witness in many divorce matters and has educated and persuaded the family judge to find in our client’s favor. Our goal is always to protect our clients from unexpected tax exposure and to shift the tax burden to the opposing party.