Frederick A. Griffen is a member of Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Taxation, and Trusts,... more
Frederick A. Griffen is a member of Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Taxation, and Trusts, Estates and Wealth Planning practice groups. He advises businesses and individual clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and New York State. He also provides tax advice for business succession planning and estate planning. Mr. Griffen began his career as a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Tre... view profile
Ryan M. Mead is an associate at Hinman, Howard and Kattel who concentrates his... more
Ryan M. Mead is an associate at Hinman, Howard and Kattel who concentrates his practice in business and corporate law, representing clients in all stages of their business. Mr. Mead consults with clients on choosing the right type of entity to form, including for profit corporations, LLCs, LPs, partnerships or not-for-profit corporations. Mr. Mead advises clients with their day to day business ... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.