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Damon Key’s Taxation Practice Includes Representation of Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals at Federal, State, and Local Levels

We offer a range of tax-related services to individuals, trusts, business entities and tax-exempt organizations. We provide tax-planning advice, help structure and implement tax-sensitive business arrangements and transactions, and handle tax controversy matters in administrative and judicial proceedings. Our clients include local, national and international businesses and organizations of all types, including developers and real estate investors, service providers, financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, health care groups and tax-exempt organizations, as well as individual taxpayers.

Our services include assisting clients with:

  • Business Tax Planning and IRS Private Letter Rulings – Tax planning advice and consulting, including business structuring and formation, expansions, investments, mergers and acquisitions, tax-sensitive transactions (involving real or personal property, including 1031 exchanges and condemnations), tax aspects of leases, bond financing, syndications, securities offerings, tax-free reorganizations, redemptions, divestitures and dissolutions, foreign tax planning and compliance advice, and structuring and compliance work for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Business Workouts and Separations
  • Conveyance Tax Planning
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Hawaii General Excise Taxes
  • Individual Tax Planning and Controversy – Failure to file tax returns, Offers in compromise, Waiver of tax penalties
  • International Tax Planning – Structuring inbound and outbound investments, Pre-immigration tax planning, Expatriation tax planning, Complex FIRPTA issues, Advising on international estate holdings
  • IRC §1031 Exchanges (simple and complex)
  • Negotiating with IRS and State Tax Authorities
  • Obtaining IRS Private Letter Rulings
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Real Property Tax Appeals
  • Tax Audits, Appeals and Litigation
  • Tax Controversies – Representing individuals and business in connection with tax audits, including valuation issues
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Tax Planning for Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations
  • Trusts & Estates – Wills and Trusts, Gift and Estate Taxes, Post-Mortem Tax Planning