From formation to financing to exit, we provide tax support when structuring transactions and ongoing counsel for tax planning and compliance issues. We understand the changing needs and objectives as companies mature toward an exit and help clients avoid potential landmines as they grow. We recognize that tax advantages and business purposes often conflict, and we’re adept at figuring out how to achieve the right balance to serve your needs.
We are pragmatic—we’re tax focused but also fully conversant with the objectives, strategies and business models unique to high-growth innovative companies. We communicate tax issues, however complex or arcane, clearly, whether to a tech-focused founder, a seasoned financial adviser, experienced CFO, Wall Street legal peer or Big Four partner.
We focus on each event that innovative technology and life sciences companies are likely to encounter in their transactions and operations. We advise clients on financings, restructurings, spin-offs, and exits, with an emphasis on IPOs and taxable and tax-free M&A.
Given our significant global activity, the tax team has deep experience in the tax aspects of cross-border transactions involving companies based in China, Southeast Asia, India, and Latin America. The tax team works seamlessly with corporate colleagues and foreign counsel on these transactions, ensuring the transaction is structured optimally to meet clients’ objectives.
“The firm recognizes that tax advantages and business purposes often conflict, and the tax team is adept at figuring out how to achieve the right balance to serve its clients.”
"They have guided us through business cycles, financing strategies, and commercial growth. They are an extension of our management. We feel they are partners in every way, as well as a strategic asset."
“With over 2,600 transactions completed outside of the US since 2014, Gunderson Dettmer lawyers are intimately familiar with the tax, structuring, regulatory and comparative law aspects of cross-border and international investing and representation.”