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We understand that taxes have a direct impact on your bottom line, and we work to find creative and practical ways to minimize the impact of taxes of all types. With over 70 lawyers—including preeminent tax practitioners recognized by both their peers and by leading legal industry publications—who devote their practices solely to tax issues, we are able to provide innovative and comprehensive advice on planning, investments, transactions, controversy and litigation, and lobby projects.

We also work in conjunction with other lawyers in the firm to ensure that tax considerations are integrated into our clients’ business and transactional projects. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, start-up companies, individuals, and others, enabling us to share with you a wide-ranging breadth and depth of experience.

K&L Gates’ global reach means that we can efficiently and effectively access experience in international, federal, state, and local taxes.

We offer:
One-Stop Management, National, and International Coverage: K&L Gates has the capacity to efficiently handle multiple U.S. and international tax issues, with a single local contact person capable of managing the K&L Gates team and affiliate law firms as needed. Through this approach, K&L Gates can ensure a client’s internal legal requirements are uniformly applied while offering unlimited capacity and efficiency in handling multiple transactions, and one-stop management for clients.

Proven Efficiency, Exceptional Client Service: Through our extensive experience, we are able to provide added value to large and small clients involved in all types of tax matters. Our tax practice is service-oriented, and we give virtually every matter partner-level attention. K&L Gates tax lawyers consistently monitor legislative developments and advise clients with respect to the potential impact of pending legislation on their businesses and personal finances. We also routinely realize significant cost efficiencies for our clients by handling all of their tax needs–and implementing creative solutions to help meet their business objectives.

Local Service, Global Reach: In the United States, K&L Gates has the capability to provide tax counsel in virtually every state and the District of Columbia. We maintain local counsel relationships in those few states in which K&L Gates lawyers are not licensed to practice. Also, in the firm’s eleven office locations in the Asia Pacific region and our 10 offices throughout Europe and the Middle East, we have successfully partnered with clients to expand their businesses.

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Staff Lawyer
P +1.617.261.3212
Partner
P +1.617.261.3104
Government Affairs Counselor
P +1.202.778.9223
Partner
P +1.412.355.8330
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8173
Special Counsel
P +61.3.9640.4285
Partner
P +1.206.370.7818
Financial Services Policy Director
P +32.(0)2.336.1910
Partner
P +1.206.370.8331
Partner
P +1.202.778.9244
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2359
Associate
P +1.206.370.6793
Government Affairs Advisor
P +1.717.231.5982
Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.28
Partner
P +1.949.623.3585
Associate
P +1.412.355.6347
Of Counsel
P +1.949.623.3544
Partner
P +1.412.355.8664
Of Counsel
P +1.617.951.9194
Of Counsel
P +1.202.778.9215
Partner
P +1.202.778.9091
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2365
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2367
Partner
P +1.214.939.5444
Senior Associate
P +44.(0)20.7360.8259
Partner
P +48.22.653.4258
Lawyer
P +61.2.9513.2582
Counsel
P +49.(0)89.321.215.296
Lawyer
P +61.2.9513.2491
Associate
P +1.214.939.4908
Associate
P +1.206.370.7960
Partner
P +1.214.939.5491
Associate
P +1.704.331.7522
Associate
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.25
Partner
P +1.206.370.7640
Partner
P +1.704.331.7535
Partner
P +1.212.536.3998
Associate
P +1.412.355.6709
Associate
P +1.202.778.9358
Of Counsel
P +1.202.778.9222
Partner and Chair of Women in Profession Committee
P +1.214.939.5512
Partner
P +1.202.778.9128
Associate
P +1.704.331.7456
Of Counsel
P +1.717.231.5988
Special Counsel
P +61.2.9513.2380
Associate
P +48.22.653.4248
Of Counsel
P +1.202.778.9025
Associate
P +1.704.331.7458
Partner
P +1.412.355.8369
Partner
P +1.206.370.8369
Chairman Emeritus
P +1.412.355.6436
Partner
P +1.206.370.8119
Lawyer
P +61.2.9513.2386
Partner
P +48.22.653.4205
Partner
Partner
P +1.415.882.8027
Partner
P +49.(0)69.945.196.290
Partner
P +49.(0)69.945.196.341
Associate
P +1.312.807.4380
Partner
P +1.412.355.6720
Partner
P +1.206.370.8376
Associate
P +48226534336
Partner
P +1.704.331.7512
Partner
P +1.212.536.4888
Partner
P +1.973.848.4020
Associate
P +1.206.370.6657
Partner
P +1.843.579.5624
Administrative Partner
P +1.302.416.7070
Associate
P +1.704.331.7430
Partner
P +1.919.743.7309
Consultant
P +44.(0)020.7360.8134
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Financial Institutions and Products Practice
Establishing fund of funds structures and master feeder structures.
Advising insurance-dedicated funds on the diversification requirements under section 817(h) of the Code.
Structuring investments by tax-exempt entities to minimize unrelated business taxable income, and obtaining a private letter ruling from the IRS National Office that investment advisory and related fees received by a tax-exempt organization do not constitute unrelated business taxable income.
Obtaining IRS approval of a non-bank trustee/custodian for individual retirement accounts.
Establishing management entities for mutual funds, hedge funds, and other private investment funds, and structuring and negotiating the issuance and transfer of interests in such entities.
Establishing offshore entities for investing in the United States, and advising offshore funds on the types of activities that will give rise to income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business.
Preparing policies and procedures for partnership allocations and distributions.
Establishing private investment companies underexempt from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940 pursuant to sections 3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Advising qualified tuition programs (529 plans) on operational requirements and state tax consequences.
Restructuring fund of funds structures and master feeder structures, restructuring partnership and corporate entities into “master-feeder” structures, and unwinding such a structure.