Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C. - Fort Worth Tax Lawyers
Individuals, families, and businesses rely on Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C. to help manage and minimize their tax liability in both routine transactions and in specific tax planning through trust instruments, family business formation and entity selection, and investment strategies. For further information about our ability to offer your family and business sound tax solutions, contact a Fort Worth tax planning lawyer at our firm.
Shareholder Joel T. Sawyer holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and represents clients in estate tax and gift tax audit proceedings. His comprehensive understanding of the tax implications of estate planning and business decisions has proved invaluable to many of our firm's clients for almost twenty years.
Associate attorney James Ravsten holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. He has a thorough understanding of tax matters, although he currently practices primarily in probate litigation.
In our estate planning practice, we concentrate on ways to avoid or minimize your tax exposure through careful analysis of how the federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer tax laws each might apply to your estate. We then 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 probate administration practice, we work closely with the executor or administrator 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 with a view toward maximizing the value of all permissible deductions, exemptions, and credits, while making sure that the tax obligations are fully discharged.
In our business practice, we structure transactions and major sales or transfers of business assets with the tax consequences of the deal firmly in mind. Additionally, we represent real estate investors in Section 1031 exchanges to shelter the taxable proceeds of the sale of investment property interests.
For additional information about our ability to guide you through the tax considerations of your estate planning or business situation, contact Bakutis, McCully & Sawyer, P.C.