I concentrate my practice on cross-border tax and business planning for U.S. and... more
I concentrate my practice on cross-border tax and business planning for U.S. and foreign entities. I work with clients to create efficient international investment structures from tax and legal perspectives. I counsel clients on all aspects of transactions, including formation, operation, exit strategies, mergers and acquisitions, financing and other business operations. My practice also includ... view profile
My practice focuses on federal tax planning, particularly in the areas of start-up... more
My practice focuses on federal tax planning, particularly in the areas of start-up and emerging companies, investment funds, venture capital, and real estate. In addition to tax law, I also concentrate my practice on legal entity law (notably LLCs and partnerships) and the laws governing investment advisers. I have significant experience representing entrepreneurs. I frequently meet with... view profile
Liv Wernecke is a shareholder with more than 30 years experience at Betts Patterson... more
Liv Wernecke is a shareholder with more than 30 years experience at Betts Patterson Mines, he heads the Estate Planning and Probate practice area and also is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Wernecke’s practice covers estate planning, succession planning for closely held business, real estate and investment entities, compensation and retirement arrangements, pr... 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.