Tiffany represents business and individual clients.
As a tax, business, and estate planning attorney, Tiffany has worked with clients to:
• Determine appropriate structures for new business and establish the organization
• Negotiate and draft shareholders agreements, operating agreements, and partnership agreements
• Sell or acquire (via assets or equity) an existing business
• Negotiate with the Internal Revenue Service in connection with disputes and audits
• Plan transactions for optimal tax treatment
• Organize non-profit corporations and obtain recognition of exemption under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
• Prepare last wills and testaments, trust agreements, advance medical directives, and powers of attorney
Tiffany’s practice focus combines her experience and background in corporate and business issues and taxation in a wide variety of situations. She counsels individuals on various aspects of federal and state income taxation, including planning and representation in dispute resolution with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Ms. Burton provides tax advice to businesses and focuses on the unique issues involved with closely held corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and non-profit entities. Her tax experience enhances and adds another dimension to the corporate and general business advice she provides business clients.
Tiffany has been successful in obtaining a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service securing a corporation’s status as an S corporation so that it could proceed with its acquisition by a larger corporation. She has also represented corporations in the strategic acquisition of other businesses to expand prior operations. In addition to her work with for-profit business entities, Tiffany has assisted school organizations, music groups, educational, and other organizations with obtaining tax exempt status.
News & Publications
Speaker, National Business Institute, Purchase Price Adjustments and Contingent Consideration in M&A Transactions (July, 2012)
“Special Tax Issues for Community Associations” (April 2009 RB Community Association Newsletter)
Speaker, National Business Institute, Limited Liability Companies - Fully Using Tax Advantages (October 2009)
“Pitfalls of Commonly Used Tax Terminology” (May/June 2010 Fairfax Bar Journal)
Speaker, Fairfax Bar Association – Tax and Business Entity Issues Every Family Practitioner Needs to Know (CLE) (March 2011)
"Advising LLC Clients on Employee Status" (May/June 2011 Fairfax Bar Journal)
Past chair, Fairfax Bar Association, Tax Law Section
Current member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Virginia Women Attorney Association (Northern Virginia Chapter), a Section 501(c) exempt non-profit.
Named to the Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list (2019)
Arlington Magazine's 2019 Top Attorneys award: Business/Corporate Law
Arlington Magazine's 2019 Top Attorneys award: Tax Law
Washington DC and Virginia SuperLawyers Rising Stars - Tax (2017)
Named to the “Top Lawyers” list for Estate and Gift Taxation by Northern Virginia Magazine (December 2011)