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Tax Law & Planning

Baton Rouge tax attorney Dale Baringer is certified by the Louisiana State Bar Association as a specialist in tax law, having earned his LLM tax degree from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctorate from the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge. With an undergraduate degree in accounting, his financial education leaves him highly qualified to provide advice and handle nearly any matter of small business tax planning, large corporate tax planning, complex individual tax planning, and assisting with wills, trusts, successions, and estate planning.

Mr. Baringer, together with associates Benjamin Klin (L.L.M. in Taxation) and Aaron Long (J.D. and B.S. in Accounting), make up the firm's tax section with nearly 45 years of combined experience in tax litigation and tax planning.

Planning ahead for corporate formations and transactions

Corporations preparing to undergo mergers, acquisitions, major purchases, or sweeping reorganizations of their financial structuring can benefit from careful corporate tax planning. The skilled Baton Rouge tax lawyers at The Baringer Law Firm, LLC can suggest optimum tax structures, and can devise strategies that may minimize the tax impact of these transactions, saving businesses a great deal of money.

New business tax planning

The Baringer Law Firm, LLC understands that many new small business owners are new to principles of business tax law. For new business owners, certified Baton Rouge tax lawyer Dale R. Baringer can help new business owners choose a business entity that will best fit their enterprise, and explain the benefits and drawbacks of various tax structures in plain terms.

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

Tax deferred like-kind exchanges under section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code have become highly popular as a means of building large real estate portfolios. The Louisiana tax lawyers at The Baringer Law Firm, LLC have extensive experience in such transactions, having represented parties to the exchange, qualified exchange intermediaries, and in serving as exchange intermediaries. Representative transactions include serving as counsel in forming and representing an exchange intermediary in a reverse like-kind exchange of a $35 million 20-story office building and a $11 million reverse like-kind exchange involving a build to suit arrangement with respect to oil & gas drilling ventures. For those who already have a tax advisor to guide them through the exchange, The Baringer Law Firm, LLC can provide exchange intermediary services through its affiliate Nationwide 1031 Exchange Professionals, LLC, and qualified exchange accommodation titleholder services through its affiliate Nationwide E-A-T, L.L.C.