From large public and private healthcare companies to burgeoning start-up companies, Don Stuart brings a creative approach to solving complex tax and business issues. In healthcare transactions, Don provides a vital perspective on the nuance and complexity of tax law and its impact on how a transaction is structured for both investor-owned and tax-exempt healthcare organizations. Clients appreciate receiving Don's counsel at the onset of a deal and his tax planning advice and solutions.
Don's extensive experience includes:
- Joint ventures
- Liquidations and Dispositions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Securities offerings
- Tax-free reorganizations
- Tax planning and structuring of business formations
Increasingly, Don is providing tax counsel related to international tax issues involving U.S. companies. He also advises clients on limited liability companies, partnerships, private equity and venture capital financings, FIN 48 reporting, real estate investment trusts, and "S" corporations. He represents clients before the IRS and state tax authorities in tax audits and appeals, and in obtaining letter rulings. In addition, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations call on Don for assistance in a variety of matters, including governance, UBTI, joint ventures, intermediate sanctions and Form 990 issues.
Don is an elected member of the IRS Great Lakes Area Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) Council, and Vice Chair of the Tax and Finance Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. Don has also spoken to various organizations and professional groups on tax-related topics.