John B. Palmer is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses on federal income tax matters, with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate taxation, partnerships and limited liability companies, and tax accounting issues. John also represents corporate and wealthy individual clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities and in federal and state administrative and judicial forums. His clients include investment management, venture capital, and private equity firms, health care providers, and closely held businesses, whom he advises on formation issues, the structuring of equity interests, restructurings and equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions.
John has extensive experience in the sports industry, providing tax advice with regard to major and minor league franchise acquisitions, as well as tax planning in order to deal with the tax implications raised by media and other deals including sponsorship agreements. John is former chair of the firm’s Tax Practice and a member of the Sports Industry Team.
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