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Serving a diverse range of industries across an array of service areas.


Industries & Services

Serving a diverse range of industries across an array of service areas.

Tax Law

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. services

At The Towne Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier tax law services led by our exceptional tax law team. Attorneys, Jack Dennis, Shalini Natesan, James Towne, and Michael Hannah bring combined expertise in both law and accounting, allowing our firm to offer comprehensive and strategic solutions for a wide range of tax-related matters.

Mr. Dennis is a distinguished professional with an impressive career spanning several decades. Admitted to practice as an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in the early 1970s, he has honed his skills in various esteemed positions, including his tenure at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. At our firm, Mr. Dennis specializes in multiple legal areas, with a primary focus on real estate, taxation, estate planning, and business law. His extensive knowledge and experience make him a sought-after advisor for individuals and businesses alike, seeking guidance on complex tax and business matters.

Attorney Shalini Natesan is another integral part of our esteemed tax law team. Her career has encompassed practicing law at various reputable law firms as well as working at an international accounting firm over a span of eight years. With over 10 years of experience in Corporate Law, Ms. Natesan excels in handling diverse business matters, including those with significant tax implications. Her in-depth understanding of tax law enables her to draft documents for tax-efficient business formations, optimizing benefits for clients in New York State and the Northeast. Shalini’s expertise extends to structuring subsidiary entities strategically to maximize tax advantages while minimizing liabilities. Additionally, she adeptly manages tax aspects in large commercial real estate transactions, ensuring clients make informed decisions during purchases, sales, rentals, leases, and bank dealings.

Mr. Towne has valuable experience in the area of tax law including counseling individuals and business in all areas of federal, state, and local taxation. He assists clients with the preparation of federal and state tax returns, tax planning, and estate and trust taxes.  He has handled matters before the Unites States Tax Court on issues such as IRS challenges regarding the disallowance of deductions premised upon the application of IRC Sec. 183 Hobby Loss rules applicable to the racing industry.

Attorney Michael J. Hannah also practices as a Certified Public Accountant.  For nearly twenty years, he was a Certified Valuation Analyst in which he operated as a separate business from his law and accounting practices. Throughout his career, Mr. Hannah practiced law at several area law firms and CPA firms, and for over 30 years was a principal of the accounting firm of Woodka, Hannah and Associates in Latham.

At The Towne Law Firm, our tax law services cater to individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes. Whether you are seeking assistance with personal tax matters, corporate taxation, estate planning, or tax compliance, our team is dedicated to tailoring effective strategies to meet your specific needs. We understand that navigating the constantly evolving tax landscape can be challenging, which is why we strive to provide clear, concise, and practical advice to help you make informed decisions and achieve your financial goals.

When you choose our tax law services, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism, confidentiality, and diligence. Our tax team is committed to ensuring that every client receives personalized attention and tailored solutions that address their unique tax challenges. With their exceptional backgrounds and proven track records, our tax law team is well-equipped to guide you through even the most complex tax issues and deliver exceptional results.


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