Tax

Skilled representation for tax planning transaction and disputes. 

Our Expertise

Goodsill’s tax practice includes representation of business, organizations and individuals in federal, state and local tax planning, transactions and disputes. We provide tax-planning advice, help structure and implement tax-sensitive business arrangements and transactions, and handle tax controversy matters in administrative and judicial proceedings. Our clients include local, national and international businesses, organizations and individuals of all types, including real estate investors and developers, financial institutions, service providers, manufacturers, retailers, health care groups and tax-exempt organizations.

Services offered by our tax attorneys include

  • Tax Planning and Transactions – Tax planning advice and consulting, including business structuring and formation, expansions, investments, mergers and acquisitions, tax-sensitive transactions (involving real or personal property, including 1031 exchanges and condemnations), tax aspects of leases, bond financing, syndications, securities offerings, tax-free reorganizations, redemptions, divestitures and dissolutions, foreign tax planning and compliance advice, and structuring and compliance work for tax-exempt organizations.
  • State and Local Tax – Structuring tax planning opportunities and managing compliance pitfalls relating to Hawaii income tax, general excise (gross receipts) and use taxes, transient accommodations tax, public service company tax, conveyance tax, and real estate property tax. Also, tax planning in negotiating contracts, structuring business arrangements, submitting bid proposals, completing sales, dissolutions, and other transactions.
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation – Representing taxpayers in IRS, Hawai‘i state and county tax audits and other administrative proceedings. Litigating tax appeals before administrative boards and in Hawai‘i and United States tax courts.