Steve is licensed to practice law in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also... more
Steve is licensed to practice law in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS throughout the United States. Steve regularly represents clients in a variety of tax and business matters, including: entity formation, individual and business tax planning, tax audit and controversy, settlement of tax debts and penalty abatement, property tax asses... view profile
Lafe Metz is the chair of Buchanans Real Estate Practice Group. He focuses his... more
Lafe Metz is the chair of Buchanans Real Estate Practice Group. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, development, finance and leasing, with emphasis on transactional planning to minimize tax consequences. He has extensive experience representing wind farms and other alternative energy clients. Lafe also devotes significant time to representing taxpayers in state and l... 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.