Ian Shane is a partner in Barton’s tax practice. He is a skilled and published U.S. and international corporate tax attorney handling tax planning and structuring. Ian is highly experienced in domestic and cross border transactions, including inbound and out bound, mergers and acquisitions, and general problem solving. Ian advises U.S. companies on international tax planning issues arising from investing overseas, mainly in Europe and Asia. He routinely counsels on choice of entity, check-the-box regulations, as well as cross border financings, transfer pricing, and inbound and outbound asset and stock transfers.
Ian has substantial experience in U.S. federal tax planning and in particular planning with tax treaties, foreign tax credit planning, controlled foreign company issues and issues relating to passive foreign investment companies.
Ian also regularly works on U.S. domestic tax issues including mergers and acquisitions, loss carry overs, elections to treat stock acquisitions as asset acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs and stock redemptions. He advises on tax planning for domestic and international intellectual property assets and structuring corporate debt and equity, including thin capitalization issues.
Ian is a solid resource for tax planning for private equity funds including the use of U.S. listed shell companies. He also handles tax planning for individuals in the entertainment, sports, and fashion industries. For corporations and entities taxed as partnerships, Ian has experience in industries including, finance, airlines, music publishing and streaming, social gaming, hotels and resorts, medical devices, and investor relations.
Ian is dual qualified being a New York attorney and qualified to practice in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Barton, Ian was a partner at Michelman & Robinson and was also with DLA Piper, Salans, and Evans Dodd (London Office).