The Williams Parker Business & Tax Blog focuses on current issues and important legal developments pertaining to business and tax matters.

Our corporate attorneys have experience working with a broad range of clients, including both established, substantial enterprises, as well as smaller, but fast-growing firms, through the full corporate lifecycle, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, liquidation events, financings, and formation. Over the years, we have developed industry-specific experience in the region’s core commercial sectors, including real estate development, healthcare, technology, retail and hospitality, agribusiness, and senior living facilities.

In the area of tax, our attorneys serves clients in corporate, real estate investment, executive compensation, and estate planning and administration contexts. Typically, our tax work involves structuring corporate or real estate transactions to minimize federal or state taxes or designing business succession strategies for sophisticated estate plans. We represent clients during the tax audit process, before the Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals, before the Internal Revenue Service National Office in connection with requests for rulings and technical advice, and before the Florida Department of Revenue in connection with audits, appeals, and ruling requests. We also represent clients before the United States Tax Court and other tax controversy forums.

Williams Parker was founded in 1925. The firm focuses on employers, developers, high net-worth families, and nonprofits. The firm offers one of Florida’s largest trusts and estates practices; tax and employment groups with significant depth; and accomplished real estate, litigation, and corporate practices. For clients whose legal challenges involve matters in other states or countries, the firm’s membership in a global network of highly qualified law firms helps its clients secure the legal support they need virtually wherever they need it. Williams Parker takes great pride in its contributions to the community and ongoing investment in the future of its region. The firm is located at 200 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida; (941) 366-4800; www.williamsparker.com.