Mr. Haynes is a senior counsel specializing in taxation law. He counsels clients on federal income, excise, gift and estate tax issues, international tax issues, and issues related to state and local income, sales, use and property taxes and other licenses and fees. His practice involves advising individuals and businesses with respect to the tax aspects of complex business transactions involving the formation, acquisition, operation, reorganization, disposition and dissolution of partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, trusts and other entities, real estate transactions and international transactions. He frequently represents clients in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board and State Board of Equalization, and has appeared in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court and before the California State Board of Equalization.
Mr. Haynes has a special expertise in the taxation of partnerships, limited liability companies, offshore entities and complex financial transactions, in connection with the Firm’s extensive practice of representing investment advisers, hedge funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds. He works closely with the members of the Firm’s investment advisory practice in representation of investment adviser clients.