Tim Smith is a tax attorney in Godfrey & Kahn’s Milwaukee office. His practice primarily focuses on the federal and state income tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions. He represents businesses with structuring taxable and tax-free transactions, including reorganizations, spin-offs, like-kind exchanges, and equity rollovers. Tim advises clients on the tax implications of forming, owning, restructuring, and selling or acquiring business entities, including limited liability companies, C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and joint ventures. He also represents businesses in federal and state tax controversy and tax litigation matters.
Tim’s other areas of business tax expertise include private equity and venture capital funds, mutual funds, and sales and use tax matters. He works with clients on structuring solar and other renewable energy facilities that are eligible for investment tax credits and production tax credits. In addition, Tim works with tax-exempt organizations such as private foundations, community foundations, public charities, and supporting organizations.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 2011
United States Tax Court
Named Professional Advisor of the Year by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (2015)
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, Accounting, magna cum laude