James P. McElheny is Managing Partner of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, where he is also a... more
James P. McElheny is Managing Partner of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, where he is also a member of the firm's Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in personal injury and product liability defense, insurance coverage and risk management issues and condemnation. Mr. McElheny received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from ... view profile
At a Glance: P. Keely Costello is of counsel to Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP where he is... more
At a Glance: P. Keely Costello is of counsel to Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP where he is a member of the Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in residential and commercial tax assessment, workers compensation, social security disability, personal injury and criminal practice. In the area of tax assessment, Mr. Costello has represented clients in the petition, negotiation and ... view profile
At a Glance: Robert W. Croessmann is a partner in the Business Finance Department... more
At a Glance: Robert W. Croessmann is a partner in the Business Finance Department and concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and individual income taxation, partnership taxation, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate divisions and recapitalization, like-kind exchanges and employee benefits, pension plan design and administration, ERISA matters. Before coming to Roche... 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.