Preston R. Burch - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Preston R. Burch

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 803-252-1300

Mr. Burch has much experience helping clients in the full spectrum of federal tax laws. His current practice is concentrated in three areas: (1) employee benefits, (2) corporate tax law, and (3) U.S. taxation of foreign entities and individuals.

Clemson UniversityBA 1979University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1982University of FloridaLL.M 1983
Richland County Bar Association

Case History

Employee Benefits Matters
  • Drafting qualified retirement plans and obtaining IRS approval thereof
  • Assisting employers that have acquired other businesses with the termination, merger, or rollover of the acquired businesses' retirement plans
  • Drafting and implementing nonqualified "top-hat" and other employee benefit plans
  • Assisting employers with IRS audits of their retirement plans and with the correction of operational and plan document violations thereof
Corporate Law Matters
  • Forming business entities, transferring the ownership of the entities or their assets, merging and liquidating the entities, and minimizing the tax consequences/maximizing the tax benefits of these transactions.
  • Determining which type of business entity is best suited for the client's particular situation and, with the formation of the entity and the funding thereof, advising the client on and preparing shareholder and buy-sell agreements to retain control and management of the entity.
Foreign Practice Matters
  • Establishing and operating U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations and determining the tax consequences of bringing foreign employees to work in the United States
  • Determining the U.S. taxation of foreign individuals and corporations pursuant to the U.S. tax laws and international tax treaties to which the United States is a party
  • Assisting U.S. and foreign employers with the U.S. tax consequences of their U.S. citizen and resident employees who are working outside the U.S.

Office Location

First Base Building, Suite 401
2142 Boyce Street
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management