Anthony Cotroneo is a partner in the Business Finance Department, the Private Equity... more
Anthony Cotroneo is a partner in the Business Finance Department, the Private Equity Practice Group, the Franchising, Distribution and Dealership Practice Group, and the Construction Law Practice Group of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP. Mr. Cotroneo's business law practice includes mergers, acquisitions, sales, and spin offs. Mr. Cotroneo is the chair of the Firms Private Equity Practice... view profile
Jack M. Battaglia is a partner in the firm and a member of the Family Wealth Estate... more
Jack M. Battaglia is a partner in the firm and a member of the Family Wealth Estate Planning and Business and Finance Departments. He concentrates his practice in civil and criminal tax controversies, tax planning for businesses and estate planning for the business owner. He has over 35 years of experience in tax law including practice before the IRS, particularly the Criminal Investigation Di... view profile
When legal counsel is needed, the individuals involved are oftentimes facing issues... more
When legal counsel is needed, the individuals involved are oftentimes facing issues that may be stressful, confusing or overwhelming. I strive to guide my clients through the process with empathy and compassion, while zealously advocating on their behalf.
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.