Jim Phillips is a shareholder in the Tax and International Law Practice Groups in the Milwaukee office. His practice is concentrated in the areas of domestic and international tax structuring, planning and controversy matters, corporate and business law, acquisitions and venture capital. He provides counsel to corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals.
Jim has been involved in a variety of tax and business transactions over the years. Representative examples include restructuring private companies to take them public, restructuring pass-through entities such as S corporations to accommodate ineligible equity owners, structuring and advising venture capital funds regarding their formation, operation and investments, representing purchasers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, advising companies, investors and management regarding the allocation provisions for partnerships and limited liability companies upon the entry and departure of partners and the contribution and distribution of appreciated and depreciated assets, tax planning for troubled and insolvent companies, advising companies on the structuring of their operations abroad such as China and Europe, negotiating and structuring joint venture arrangements, advising the acquiror in the largest S corporation ESOP transaction of its kind in the state, forming and advising non-profit and tax-exempt entities, and representing parties in tax disputes at the federal and state level.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James N Phillips