Tommy Choi practices in the areas of business law, asset protection planning, estate planning, and tax planning.
- Prepare IRS Private Letter Ruling requests for taxpayers who may be uncertain about their tax position.
- Help high net worth individuals choose various tax planning options.
- Create practical solutions to a particular client’s estate planning needs, which includes drafting wills, recommending various trust options, and walking clients through relevant portions of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Form and structure legal entities, and help clients understand how such entities can protect their assets and have unique tax benefits.
- Probate wills and walk clients through the probate process.
- Draft, negotiate, and help clients understand their employment agreements, including how deferred compensation can be taxed in later years.
- Prepare and draft the agreements necessary for a merger and acquisition, also restructuring and reorganizing businesses to minimize taxable gains at both the entity and individual level.
- Determine the international tax treatment of U.S. persons with a foreign presence, and help clients understand how they can comply with the Internal Revenue Code.
- Determine the international tax treatment of foreign persons with a U.S. trade or business.
- Prepare tax opinions on the tax treatment of legal entities, including entities with passive income, such as master limited partnerships and passive foreign investment companies.
- Draft memoranda related to securities laws and taxation of hedge funds and private equity transactions.
- Form tax exempt status charitable organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Draft tax opinions involving oil and gas transactions, including both federal and state and local taxation.
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2014
- South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2013
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Government, 2008
- Member, State Bar of Texas, 2015