Amy L. Barnes is a shareholder in the firm’s Tax Practice where she advises clients on tax planning matters. Her practice focuses on structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; designing and implementing executive compensation arrangements, including navigating tax limitations applicable to such arrangements; and assisting clients with various federal and state tax issues, including tax-free reorganizations, equity rollovers, restructurings and operational issues facing nonprofit organizations.
J.D., magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School
B.B.A., with distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Finance and Real Estate)
- Analyzes alternatives for structuring tax-free acquisitions
- Addresses shareholder issues, including amending operating agreements
- Addresses executive compensation issues, including parachute payments and section 409A compliance
- Represents clients before the IRS and Wisconsin Department of Revenue
- Participated in U.S. Tax Court trial, including pre-trial preparation and post-trial briefing
- Addresses a variety of tax issues involving corporations and individuals, including transferee liability, passive activity loss, bad debt deductions, debt versus equity and reasonable compensation
- Honors & Affiliations
- Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition
- Milwaukee Bar Association
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Associate Editor of the Marquette Law Review
- Co-author, “Taming the Three-Headed Monster: FICA, SECA and NIIT Applied to Real Estate Activities,” Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal (April 2015)
- Co-author, “New Seventh Circuit Case Seems to Reject Adverse Tax Consequences of Reimbursement Agreements in Reasonable Compensation Cases,” Taxes-The Tax Magazine (April 2010)
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