Tax Law

The partners formed Teahan & Constantino to provide the Hudson Valley with legal services concentrating on tax law and the related area of  trusts and estates law.   More than 25 years thereafter, the firm’s continues its primary focus on these areas.

James P. Constantino, who holds  LLM degree (New York University School of Law), an MS in accounting (from the State University of New York at Albany)  and CPA license, is charged with primary responsibility for the firm’s personal and business  tax practice and focuses on a few primary areas of tax law:

  • Tax planning, including the consideration of what business unit (corporate, limited liability company, partnership, etc) the client chooses to build his or her business venture, after taking account of the tax attributes and suitability of each entity and transactional tax advice.    In these matters, the firm’s tax lawyers frequently finds themselves working together with colleagues in  one or more of its other practice areas – when it comes to handling business acquisitions, sales and mergers.   The goal is to add value by helping the client take a long term view, rather than simply handling a transaction.
  • Tax Disputes: We are frequently engaged when clients are notified, or think they will soon be notified, of potential civil liability and/or criminal liability.   The client’s tax picture is, in a word, broken, and our job is, if possible, to fix it.   The firm’s lawyers, assisted by three Enrolled Agents with long experience in tax disputes, collections matters and the analysis of complex tax returns, , handle a broad range of disputed tax matters including Federal and New York civil tax and criminal tax  examinations and investigations involving income, employment and sales taxes, and seek to resolve these matters through administrative proceedings and/or litigation.

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