Securities & Tax
We represent companies and financial institutions in a broad range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, counseling on the public disclosure and compliance requirements under the U.S. securities laws.
Hahn & Hessen has the legal and financial acumen to help clients unravel the complexity of securities and tax issues. We provide corporate and securities counsel for investors, investment bankers and investment managers—and for companies in various industries, including software, telecommunications, biotechnology, health care and transportation. Our tax attorneys advise financial institutions, investment banks and commercial lenders on the federal, state and foreign tax consequences of their business transactions.
Our clients include small to medium-sized closely-held corporations, public corporations, investors, financial institutions, investment banks, financial advisors, merchant banks, venture capitalists, hedge funds, private equity funds, entrepreneurs, arbitrageurs, broker-dealers and investment managers. We represent them at various stages of development, ranging from start-ups to established public companies.
Because these issues often require a blend of services, we have grown a truly integrated practice. Our tax attorneys work with our real estate attorneys to establish tax-efficient structures for real estate finance and development transactions. They also work closely with attorneys from our trusts and estates practice area on gift taxation, estate taxation, estate planning and all aspects of New York state and city tax matters. When necessary, they work with our litigators on tax controversy matters.
As the line between the securities and lending industries continues to blur, we help traders minimize the bankruptcy risk of contemplated credit extensions and financial asset investments, and we help them understand the special treatment that the Bankruptcy Code and similar statutes give to certain securities and counterparties.