Tax Law

McDowell Rice’s Tax Group provides extensive federal, Kansas and Missouri tax representation to taxpayers, individuals, business, employers and other professionals in the areas of tax planning, tax controversies, and real estate. Our attorneys handle all aspects of tax law practice, including corporate, individual, partnership and limited liability companies, “S” corporations, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, tax increment financing and tax-exempt qualification.  Several attorneys within our Tax Group have advanced degrees in tax. 

Our attorneys understand the tax consequences of a business transaction and work with clients to devise alternative structures that may produce more favorable tax results while keeping the client’s objectives in mind.  Our experience and services include:

Tax Planning

  • Business planning, entity formation, and governance
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring
  • Individual and business strategies
  • Distressed property and bankruptcy, tax planning

Tax Controversies

  • Audit and agency representation
  • Civil tax litigation
  • Post-assessment representation - payment plans/offers in compromise with taxing authorities (income, sales and withholding)
  • Levy releases and penalty abatements with taxing authorities
  • Applications for tax lien discharges and subordinations

Real Estate

  • Commercial transactions
  • Development tax structuring
  • Distressed real estate
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Real estate valuation tax appeals
  • Property tax exemption
  • Property tax appeals

Members of the Tax Group include:

Ronald S. Bronstein
Rebecca D. Martin
Michael E. Griffin
Joe A. Harter
Hugh L. Marshall
Charles W. Smiley
R. Pete Smith


Known for our expertise in business litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, our attorneys possess diverse backgrounds and legal expertise.