Aaron Okin advises clients on a wide range of tax issues, with a particular focus on supply chain-related tax planning and transactions involving intellectual property.
A significant component of his practice includes advising clients with respect to structuring and documenting transactions involving licenses or other transfers of intellectual property rights, the manufacture and sale of tangible goods, and the provision of services. Mr. Okin routinely counsels multinational entities concerning compliance with Section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code and the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines, and he has extensive experience with implementation of cost sharing arrangements (CSAs), including initial CSA formation, platform contribution transactions and ongoing regulatory compliance. He also has experience with transfer pricing in relation to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and taxable REIT subsidiaries.
Additionally, Mr. Okin consults companies regarding the efficient deployment of assets and personnel in connection with the expansion of global business operations. Mr. Okin assists companies with identifying key operational tax considerations relating to potential acquisitions and post-acquisition integration.
Mr. Okin also helps clients navigate tax audits and controversies, including in connection with IRS examinations, IRS appeals proceedings and litigation.