Ross Cohen

Ross Cohen

Baker Donelson

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Business Succession Planning in the Current Tax Environment

Business succession planning in the current tax environment may require an adjustment in thinking from traditional planning. Traditional planning usually attempts to transfer ownership of the business to the next owner (often...more

7/22/2015 - Business Succession Capital Gains Estate Tax Estate-Tax Exemption Fair Market Value Gift Tax Inheritance Tax Rates

ESOPs: The Tax Law Provides a Buyer for Your Business

As baby boomer business owners begin to retire, many will want to monetize the value they have created in their businesses. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is one alternative. The ESOP alternative, authorized by the...more

9/29/2014 - 401k C-Corporation ESOP IRC Retirement Plan S-Corporation

Goodwill Owned by a Shareholder Can Provide Tax Planning Opportunities

A recent U.S. Tax Court case reminds us that the personal goodwill owned by the principal shareholder/employee can provide significant tax planning opportunities. Generally, the sale of assets by a "regular" corporation...more

7/17/2014 - Goodwill Liquidation Sale of Assets Shareholders Tax Court Tax Planning Trucking Industry

Spotlight on Alabama: Legislature Passes Two Pro-Business Tax Acts

Earlier this month the Alabama Legislature passed two pro-business tax acts. Both acts received the support of various business groups in the state. The first has already been signed into law by Governor Bentley, and we...more

3/14/2014 - Business Taxes Corporate Taxes Tax Reform

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