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Basswood Counsel Announces Firm Launch and Addition of Business and Corporate Law Practice

Basswood Counsel, formerly known as Klug Counsel, is pleased to announce its official launch. We are focused on advising clients on complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border deals, corporate law, domestic and international tax planning and structuring, investment management, fund formation, and private wealth planning. Our clients range from tech start-ups to global companies, high net worth individuals to family offices, investment managers, and entrepreneurs.  We are committed to excellence, collaboration, and …

foreign acquisitions of u.s. companies
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Foreign Company Acquisition of U.S. Company and Need for Professionals in Each Relevant Jurisdiction

When there is a cross-border merger and acquisition there are additional complexities to plan for, typical acquisition planning in one country may be different than in another country, and the resulting tax implications can be significant. We have represented both the acquiror and target in a number of cross-border acquisitions and getting the right result requires a careful analysis of the tax implications involved. What may seem like a very small detail may have very serious tax implications that greatly impacts the result of the acquisition for either the acquiror or target.

Mergers and Acquisitions Tax
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Be Careful When the Terms of An Acquisition Seem Too Good to be True – They Usually Are

When there is a cross-border merger and acquisition there are additional complexities to plan for, typical acquisition planning in one country may be different than in another country, and the resulting tax implications can be significant.  We have represented both the acquiror and target in a number of cross-border acquisitions and getting the right result requires a careful analysis of the tax implications involved.  What may seem like a very small detail may have very serious tax implications that greatly impacts the result of the acquisition for either the acquiror or target.

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Beneficial Ownership Information Report

Starting this year, most companies doing business in the US must report information about their beneficial owners (“BOI” or “BOI report”) to the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This requirement is based on the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”)…

Tax Reminders for Target Companies in Mergers & Acquisitions
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Target Company: Be Careful in Changing its Tax Status Preacquisition at the Insistence of the Acquiror

Target companies in mergers and acquisitions are often directed by the acquiror to change its tax classification preacquisition for U.S. tax purposes.  There are several reasons that an acquiror may request the target company to change its tax classification.  For example, the acquiror may not want an entity taxed as a c-corporation in its portfolio of companies. 

Immediate Action to Apply for the ERC – Voluntary Disclosure Program
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Immediate Action to Apply for the ERC – Voluntary Disclosure Program

It is important for employers who made questionable claims for the Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) to take immediate action to determine whether the ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program (“ERC VDP”) is their best compliance option.  Since the ERC required no formal approval process other than the employer to file their employment tax returns or amended employment tax returns …

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