Practice Areas

Divine Finney Davis, PC

Practice Areas

Business Law

Contracts | Corporations | Limited Liability Companies | Partnerships | Business Dispute & Litigation | Materialman’s Liens | Creditor Collection Issues | Buy Sell Arrangements | Shareholder Agreements

This practice area covers formation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships (general and limited) and coordinates your selection of entity with the optimal tax strategies. We handle contracts, licensing agreements, business disputes, business litigation, arbitration, general counsel and representation for businesses. We assist businesses with collection matters including mechanics’ liens, repossessions, foreclosures and bankruptcy cases.

Business Transactions & Tax Matters

Business Sales and Acquisitions | Mergers, Dissolutions and Split Ups | Income Tax Planning | Retirement Plans | Business and Residential Loans | IC-DISC Export Tax Incentives | Tax Problem Resolution (Offers in Compromise) | Income Tax Audits | Tax Court Litigation | Payroll Tax Issues

The purchase or sale of a business is usually a complex transaction with many opportunities and pitfalls. Our experience in structuring transactions, evaluating tax implications and protecting clients can be invaluable. Many transactions can have tremendous income tax and estate tax implications for buyers and sellers. We are delighted to assist with tax planning for businesses or particular transactions and will be glad to coordinate with your accountant. We assist with tax issues ranging from tax problems to tax incentives.

Real Estate

Sale and Loan Closings | Contracts | 1031 Like-kind Exchanges | Leases | Zoning | Development | Construction Issues | Foreclosure | Agricultural and Plantation Transactions | Business and Residential Loan Closings | Ad Valorem Tax Appeals | Title Insurance | Seller Financing Arrangements

We offer a full service real estate practice covering everything from contract to closing and insuring of title. We have extensive experience handling 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges for clients wishing to defer income taxes as well as leases, zoning, development and construction issues for residential, commercial, agricultural, plantation, timber and hunting properties. Divine Finney Davis, PC adheres to and is compliant with the ALTA Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practice, dated July 19, 2013, and is TRID closing compliant.

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration

Wills | Probate & Estate Administration | Estate Planning & Trusts | Estate Tax Planning | Revocable (Living) Trusts | Life Insurance Trusts | Family Limited Partnerships | Powers of Attorney | Healthcare Directives | Estate Tax Returns | Estate Tax Audits | Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts | Charitable Trusts | Asset Protection Planning

Wills, estates and trusts affect all of our lives. We assist clients with estate planning ranging from simple wills and powers of attorney to complex estate tax planning utilizing testamentary trusts, family limited partnerships, living trusts, dynasty trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts and life insurance trusts. Estate taxes are presently 40% of non-exempt assets and frequently jeopardize the ability of farms and family businesses to continue after the death of the owner. By properly planning your estate and using proven and established tactics, we can maximize the amount ultimately passing to your heirs and help protect these assets from creditors. We also assist clients with probate matters, administration of estates and trusts and represent heirs and beneficiaries to assure their interests are adequately protected in probate proceedings. We are experienced with Estate Tax Returns, Gift Tax Returns and Estate Tax Audits.