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Molefi McIntosh counsels businesses and high-net-worth individuals on the tax impacts of a range of estate planning and transactional scenarios, including those implicating cross-border concerns.
Always seeking the most tax-efficient ways for families and organizations, including non-U.S. persons and U.S. persons with business activity outside the U.S., to transfer closely held businesses and other assets, Molefi’s practice focuses on:
- the application of the cross-border income tax provisions of the U.S. tax code and regulations
- the organization, ownership, and disposition of interests in foreign and domestic business entities
- advising trusts, estates, beneficiaries, and decedents, especially with respect to issues relating to grantor trust and foreign trusts classifications
- harmonizing the language of transactional documents and tax-planning goals
Molefi also represents clients facing potential tax controversies, including those arising from positions taken by accounting firms. He develops strategies for documentation, compliance, and defense against audits and examinations before the Internal Revenue Service and other government entities.
Molefi’s prior experience includes managing international tax and transaction services at Ernst & Young, where he advised multinational clients in the chemicals, life sciences, entertainment, and other industries on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions. He has interned with both the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Investment Management Division and the IRS.
As adjunct professor and supervising attorney for Howard University School of Law, Molefi co-developed and teaches the Estate Planning and Heirs’ Property Clinic, which addresses the racial estate planning gap and combats problems associated with heirs’ property by assisting low-income and BIPOC clients who historically have not had access to or information about estate planning services.