Area Of

Practice

BUSINESS, CORPORATIONS, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Our firm provides comprehensive services to Start a Business, Corporation, Nonprofit Organization or Partnership. We have more than twenty-five years of experience growing businesses with effective legal support and protection for issues and disputes that any business may encounter.

We are experts in creation, merger and dissolution of business entities, including corporations, nonprofit organizations, small, mid-capitalized and large limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures. We’ve seen it all before, so we can efficiently and cost-effectively help resolve legal problems for any business.

Our areas of focus include:

Business Formation

  • Corporations
  • General partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Joint Ventures

Financing and Business Agreements

  • Venture Financing
  • Corporate Partnering
  • Loan Agreements
  • Stock issuance
  • Secured Transactions
  • Equipment Leasing

Civil Litigation

Personal Injury and Accidents

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Elder and Nursing Home Abuse
  • Government Negligence & Liability
  • Premises Liability

Contracts Disputes, Arbitration, and Litigation

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Fraud
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Collection
  • Collection Defense

Insurance Litigation

  • Indemnity
  • Coverage issues

Employment Law

Areas of Focus

  • Employment Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
  • Employment Advice & Counseling
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Pay Equity
  • Wrongful Termination

Federal and State Tax Advocacy and Litigation

The Goins Law Firm [ LOVCG ] represents clients facing the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board. We provide practical advice on avoiding issues with taxing authorities and inform clients on the impact of tax laws on proposed transactions.

Our tax practice focus includes all aspects of U.S. federal, state and local tax planning and litigation. Our tax team includes attorneys with LLM advanced degrees certifications and who are licensed to practice in all federal and State Tax courts.

Our private wealth tax focus includes legacy planning, gifting and transfers of all sizes of privately held business interests and estates, ranging from wealth transfer and multigenerational planning to corporate recapitalizations and tax minimization strategies.

Our law firm also counsels charitable organizations, foundations, and trusts.

Our clients include small and large businesses, corporations, partnerships, tax-exempt organizations, individuals, and families. We are also experts in audits and challenging adverse tax rulings.

Areas of Focus

  • Business and Corporate Tax
  • Finance and Investments
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Private Wealth Transfers and Taxation
  • Tax Advocacy and Litigation in Federal and State Tax Courts
  • Corporate and Partnership Taxation
    – Planning and structuring of transactions
    – IRS ruling applications
    – S corporations
    – Leveraged leasing
    – Reorganizations
    – Executive compensation
  • Individual Taxation
    – Income taxation
    – Estate and gift taxation
    – Tax planning
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
    – Obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status
    – Public charities and support organizations
    – Private foundations
  • State Taxation
    – Income taxation
    – Franchise taxation
    – Real estate tax appeals
  • IRS and State Administrative Matters
    – Tax Audits
    – Settlement and closing agreements
    – Assistance in filing tax forms
    – IRS ruling applications

Estate Planning

A good and effective “estate plan” prepares and arranges for transferring property during a person’s lifetime and after death. Estate planning involves the careful consideration, creation, preservation and distribution of the person or family’s accumulated property and wealth. Our firm is a recognized expert in attention to the details and complex problems to avoid with income and transfer tax issues prospectively facing any estate. We are familiar with all aspects of individual, corporate and partnership income taxation, gift and death taxes, charitable planning and taxable events reporting requirements. Our attorneys will help you plan for the ultimate disposition of property and to ensure that your advanced planning intent is respected during and after life. When necessary, we vigorously contest and defend estate plans.

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts

PROBATE ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE AND TRUST LITIGATION

 

We know how difficult and challenging the loss of a family member can be. We will support you through all phases of the probate process if it is required. We will guide you through the legal process no matter whether your family member passed away with or without a will.

Probate is the court proceeding used to transfer the property of a deceased person to that person’s heirs, whether the property passes according to a will or by the laws of intestate succession. We will timely help with the decedent’s affairs, including collection, and distribution of the estate and satisfy any legal obligations of the estate. We have administered hundreds of probates for more than twenty-five years.

Disputes regarding a will or trust, the capacity of the testator, or conflicts and challenges to management of a decedent’s estate often results in probate or trust litigation. A trustee must only act as instructed by a trust, but some trustees fail to do so or otherwise make mistakes or engage in misconduct. Estate and trust litigation can also arise when trust funds are stolen or mismanaged. Our firm has in-depth experience with contesting, defending, and conducting trials in estate and trusts disputes.

  • Conservatorship
    A conservatorship is the legal process by which a legal guardian, called a conservator, is assigned to an adult who can no longer care for his or her personal and financial matters. The conservator’s duty is includes protecting the person and preventing others from taking advantage of a person who lacks competence to care for themselves or decisions regarding their life and finances.
  • Elder Abuse
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Administration

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Real property transfers involve some of the most important transactions a business or family engages in. We have experience in helping clients with all phases of contracts and property transactions.

Real Estate Transactions

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Purchase and Sales Agreements
  • Title Insurance

Leasing

  • Commercial
  • Financing of Leases
  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Sale Leaseback Transactions
  • Warehouse

Financing

  • Equity Participations
  • Letters of Credit
  • Loan Agreements
  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Uniform Commercial Code
Construction
  • Bonding
  • Construction management contracts
  • Labor contracts
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Owner-Architect contracts
  • Owner contractor contracts
  • Owner-Engineer contracts
  • Commercial leases
  • Quieting Title
  • Purchase of property