Sophisticated Solutions For Complex Tax Matters
Individuals, families and businesses rely on the Sawyer Law Firm PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas, to help manage and minimize their tax liability in transactions and in tax planning.
We accomplish this through the use of:
- Trust instruments
- Family business formation and entity selection
- Investment strategies
Attorney Joel T. Sawyer holds a master’s in law (taxation) from New York University School of Law, and is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. He represents clients in estate tax and gift tax audit proceedings. Mr. Sawyer’s comprehensive understanding of the tax implications of estate planning and business decisions is invaluable to many of our clients.
Associate attorney James Ravsten has a thorough understanding of tax matters and has a master’s in law (taxation) from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Estate Planning And Taxes
In our estate planning practice at the Sawyer Law Firm PLLC, we focus on ways to avoid or minimize tax exposure.
First, this means we carefully analyze how the laws regarding federal estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping transfer tax apply to your estate.
Second, we recommend solutions ranging from bypass trusts to family entity formation in order to help you maximize the value of your exemptions and minimize your exposure to taxation.
As an essential component of our estate and probate administration practice, we work closely with executors or administrators as well as valuation experts to make sure all valuation issues are carefully reviewed and considered.
We prepare and file all estate, gift and trust tax returns. The objective is to maximize the value of all permissible deductions, exemptions and credits, while making sure the tax obligations are fully discharged.
Business Formation And Taxes
In our business law practice, we structure transactions and major sales or transfers of business assets with the tax consequences of the deal in mind. We also represent real estate investors in Section 1031 exchanges to shelter the taxable proceeds of the sale of investment property interests and re-invest the same in the like kind interests.