Wood LLP is a nationally recognized law firm providing tax and corporate representation at the highest levels of tax and business practice. We represent a broad client base, national and international in scope, centered on providing the highest degree of experience, expertise and client service. We represent businesses and individuals, investors and entrepreneurs, public and private companies, in projects ranging from tax planning and optimization of transactions to administrative tax controversies, tax litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Robert W. Wood is one of the most widely published and recognized tax authorities in the United States. He is the author of the seminal book, Taxation of Damage Awards and Settlement Payments (4th Ed. Tax Institute © 2009 With 2012 Supplement), Legal Guide to Independent Contractor Status (5th Ed. Tax Institute © 2010), and Qualified Settlement Funds and Section 468B (Tax Institute © 2009), as well as numerous other books and many articles. Wood hosts The Legal Broadcast Network's Tax Law Channel, and is the tax columnist for Forbes.com.
We are broad-based tax lawyers with extensive experience across a wide array of state taxes (sales, income, gross receipts and property), federal taxes (income, excise, estate and gift), and international taxes (United States and foreign taxes, on both inbound and outbound transactions). We plan for and around these taxes. We dispute them in administrative proceedings. We litigate them in court.
Yet despite this enormous breadth of experience, we are particularly known for our work in certain specialized areas of the tax law. We are generally noted as “preeminent authorities” on the taxation of damage awards and settlement payments. We advise plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers and even judges on tax issues in litigation, and this remains one of the most active areas of our practice.