The attorneys in the Santen & Hughes Taxation Practice Group provide guidance to clients in all areas of federal, state and local tax matters. Our attorneys work with individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations in tax matters such as entity selection, personal and business tax planning, structuring of mergers and acquisitions, like-kind exchanges, tax compliance and complex tax return preparation. Our attorneys also counsel and represent clients in federal and state audits, tax controversies, tax litigation, and regulatory activities.

Our clients benefit from the fact that all of the attorneys in our Taxation Practice Group hold advanced legal degrees in tax law (the Master of Laws in Taxation) from the nation's most respected graduate tax programs and have been repeatedly recognized by their peers and professional organizations for their achievements. The tax lawyers at Santen & Hughes work regularly with all levels of business and personal taxing authorities, including federal, state, county and municipal governments. Furthermore, at each level, our attorneys are equipped to deal with a wide variety of taxes, such as:

• Federal income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes
• State income, estate, franchise, commercial activity, sales and use taxes
• County real estate and personal property taxes
• Municipal income, earnings and miscellaneous taxes

Our tax attorneys also deal extensively with trust fund liability tax issues and special tax collection programs and procedures.

The tax attorneys at Santen & Hughes stand ready to assist you in navigating the complex and ever-changing world of business and personal taxation.