At Magasinn & Feldman, we specialize in the following areas of practice:
Magasinn & Feldman has attained a well-deserved reputation in California for its expertise in tax analysis and philosophy. We are acutely sensitive to the impact of taxation on our clients’ matters.
From the preparation of business agreements to the dissolution of business arrangements, the question of taxation is thoroughly analyzed. Because we stay abreast of tax issues, we can creatively address and resolve difficult problems and because we understand the language of business, we know how to communicate on a sophisticated level with accounting, insurance and banking advisors.
The team effort which we extend in servicing the needs of our clients adds to the level of knowledge and innovation with which we can solve their problems
Corporate and Business Law
We not only assist large corporations in the variety of legal problems that confront them daily, often acting as their "in-house" legal department, we also counsel small and medium size business and professional firms, private foundations and individual entrepreneurs in all aspects of their business concerns. We are involved in all phases of the purchase, organization and operation of business entities, agreements among owners and the syndication of business interests.
In modern times, many companies grow by acquiring other companies. The complicated planning and strategies required to carry out successful mergers and acquisitions can only be handled by select law firms. We are deal makers.
From mergers and acquisitions, to business formation and syndications, we are well-versed in the complicated mechanisms necessary to address the needs of our corporate and business clients by providing them with straightforward, practical, goal oriented advice.
By continually monitoring legislation, both on a state and federal level, we keep our clients informed, educated and up-to-date, thereby eliminating legal difficulties before they occur.
The main goal of estate planning is to efficiently pass wealth from one generation to another with the least amount of family stress and tax impact. Each family situation is unique and therefore each estate plan, will, living trust, power of attorney, or health care directive must be approached individually and must be tailored to achieve the client’s personal, tax and business objectives.
At Magasinn & Feldman we carefully listen to our clients’ goals and desires and never lose sight of the emotional issues involved. We then draw upon our considerable knowledge and expertise and that of our client’s other financial, accounting and insurance advisors to develop a comprehensive plan to achieve each client’s myriad of personal, tax and business objectives.
Since we are at the forefront of the legal profession, we are able to employ the newest and most sophisticated estate planning techniques, when appropriate, to implement our clients’ objectives including Private Family Foundations, Family (Limited) Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, and Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, among other planning techniques. In addition, since we are also business and tax lawyers we are able to develop a plan for the transition of a family business to the next generation.
We appreciate that many clients are referred to us by their family and friends, who are our current clients. Other estate clients have been referred to us by their advisors, accountants, insurance agents, and bankers, and we are always pleased to be part of an advisory team, such that clients are confident that every aspect of their estate plan has been scrutinized.
The mercurial real estate market in the United States presents new challenges to those attorneys practicing real estate law. Our attorneys stay abreast of market changes and conditions affected by the economy and changes in the tax laws.
We represent developers, owners of residential and business properties and real estate syndications. We are actively involved in the use and occupancy of real estate as well.
We do extensive work with businesses that are entering into various leases for single offices to shopping centers with multiple locations, advising them on the negotiation of their leases.
A crucial element of any real estate transaction is the tax implications it presents. Because our attorneys are knowledgeable in the tax areas, we are able to help our clients plan to offset their tax liabilities, saving them time and money.
We generally counsel our clients to arrange their affairs to avoid probate and court conservatorship, regardless of their age. Nonetheless, new incoming cases keep our probate department busy.
We also find ourselves in Probate Court to ask the judge to modify and update out-of-date terms with Irrevocable Trusts.
As deaths occur, we advise clients and their families on settling trusts to the best tax effect, including post-mortem tax planning, trust administration, communicating with beneficiaries, undertaking property tax planning, and preparing the Estate Tax Return.
Magasinn & Feldman offers a variety of legal, tax, business, and estate services to our clients. We pride ourselves on serving the extended families of many of our clients, over a period of many years.