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International Tax Planning

McLane Middleton is accomplished in helping U.S. and non-U.S. clients conduct their international business operations. Our attorneys regularly advise companies on the following complex international tax issues:

  • Choosing the correct business entity and restructuring foreign operations to minimize U.S. and foreign taxation
  • Planning for and determining the correct source of business and non-business income
  • Minimizing taxation through proper employee compensation structures
  • Working with foreign tax systems
  • Understanding the impact of U.S. tax treaties
  • Maximizing allowable foreign tax credits
  • Intercompany (transfer) pricing matters
  • Foreign currency affairs
  • U.S. controlled foreign corporations (CFC) and passive foreign investment company (PFIC) regimes.

Our history of success includes the structuring of a sale between a U.S. business with foreign subsidiaries in Germany and the Netherlands. This case handles repatriation of foreign source income, foreign tax credit allocation, the applicability of various tax treaties, Netherlands real estate transfer taxes, withholding rules for corporate dividends, and several pension concerns.

McLane Middleton is a member of Terralex, a worldwide network of independent law firms helping domestic and foreign clients to do business globally. Our attorneys are frequently asked to provide tax guidance to clients of other member firms.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.