Business & Tax Planning in Torrance & Rancho Palos Verdes

Business Transactions And Tax Planning

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Corporations
  • Real property
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Our tax attorneys have years of experience in the structuring and negotiation of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of businesses in all industries. Our attorneys have experience with the following transactions:

  • Domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Tax-effective financing structures
  • Use of Section 338 elections
  • Executive compensation and severance issues

Joint Ventures, Partnerships And Limited Liability Companies

Our tax attorneys have also represented numerous clients on the tax issues associated with conducting business and investment opportunities through partnerships, limited liability companies and other flow-through entities. We provide guidance on:

  • Investment fund formation
  • Debt and equity financing issues
  • Real estate ventures, including Section 1031 exchanges


Our tax attorneys have represented clients on all types of corporate tax matters. We have structured complex corporate transactions and we regularly advise clients on tax issues arising from regular business operations. We also have significant expertise in handling the tax problems of closely held corporations, including Subchapter-S corporations. We advise our clients with respect to:

  • Business formation and capitalization
  • Operation of both C-corporations and Subchapter-S corporations
  • Subchapter S corporation qualification
  • Reorganizations and tax-deferred structuring
  • Personal holding company and accumulated earnings tax matters
  • Taxation of recapitalizations, distributions and redemptions

Real Property

We have expertise in providing tax guidance to real estate developers and investors. We counsel both U.S. and foreign investors on the tax consequences of investing in U.S. real property. We have advised on:

  • Structuring and negotiating real estate ventures
  • Low-income housing tax credits
  • FIRPTA issues
  • REITs
  • Like-kind exchanges, including involuntary conversions
  • Tax-exempt financing

Contact the law offices of David Lee Rice, A Professional Law Corporation, today for a consultation.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Over 3 Decades of Experience
  • Specialist in taxation through the California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified as a specialist in elder law through the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys