Wesley Yang
Phone: 412.261.1600 x 269


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Leech Tishman’s Taxation Practice Group provides creative tax planning strategies to individuals, publically owned companies, closely held businesses and non-profit organizations/private foundations. Our lawyers have over 35 years of experience in corporate and tax law matters and practical knowledge in financial accounting. With an intricate understanding of federal, state, and local tax laws, along with up-to-date knowledge of sophisticated tax planning techniques, we assist individuals and businesses in many industry sectors with forming a tax plan that minimizes their risk and enhances their bottom lines.

Several of our lawyers are Certified Public Accountants. Our grasp of fundamental accounting principles has helped the firm forge strong working relationships with small and regional public accounting practices. We are accustomed to partnering with our clients’ financial advisors and accountants to provide a legal perspective on legal and tax issues.

Our lawyers are frequent and respected advocates before federal, state and local taxing bodies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the U.S. Tax Court, where we represent clients on a wide range of issues, ranging from IRS disputes and U.S. Tax Court appeals to sales tax audits and Commonwealth Court appeals.

Our team works closely with the Estates & Trusts Practice Group to effectively address any tax issues involved with complex client situations where both income tax planning and estate planning issues are important to the outcome.

Leech Tishman has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a Tier 1 firm in the “Tax Law” category in Pittsburgh.

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Our Taxation Practice Group has experience in the following areas:

  • Captive Insurance Companies
      • Formation of Captives to Cover Risks that are Commercially Expensive or Impossible to Cover with Conventional Insurance
      • Single Parent Captives for Generation of Tax Deductions & Asset Protection/Estate Planning
      • Health Care Captives to Replace Traditional Third Party Insurance
      • Protected Cell Captives
  • Transactional Income Tax Analysis
  • Tax Planning for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business and Personal Income Tax Planning & Business Succession Counseling
      • Tax Planning for High Net Worth Individuals
      • Tax Planning for Corporations/Partnerships/Limited Liability Companies/Limited Liability Partnerships/Other Entities
      • Gift Tax Planning
      • Captive Insurance Companies
      • General Business Succession Counseling
        • Structuring of Corporate Successor Planning and Privately-Held Share Transfer Arrangements
  • IRS Audits and Appeals
  • State Tax Disputes
  • International Taxation Issues
  • U.S. Taxation for Foreign Companies and Individuals
  • Tax Exempt Formation and Operation & Tax Analysis for Non-Profit Organizations/Private Foundations