Mr. Birnkrant’s practice focuses on transfer pricing matters and U.S. federal income taxation of domestic and cross-border business transactions.
Mr. Birnkrant advises multinationals on structuring cross-border transactions and operations to minimize the associated tax burden. Examples include planning for acquisitions and dispositions of U.S. and foreign business operations; structuring the financing, development and ownership of intellectual property; and reorganizing cross-border business operations. He also advises on all aspects of transfer pricing, and the OECD has invited him to participate in its Transfer Pricing Experts consultations.
Mr. Birnkrant also represents taxpayers in disputes with the IRS, including in IRS examinations, appeals and competent authority proceedings. He has represented taxpayers in proceedings that resulted in the IRS withdrawing adjustments that were proposed for Tier 1 issues and withdrawing adjustments that would have resulted in substantial compliance penalties. In addition, he has helped multinationals secure innovative APAs that satisfy both their business objectives and the requirements of the relevant tax authorities. Mr. Birnkrant has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA, International Tax Review and Best Lawyers.