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Corporate & Transactions
Corporate & Transactions

Specialty Tax Credits & Incentives

Maximizing the value of your business means taking advantage of every financial opportunity available to you, including new and less familiar state and federal tax incentives. Winthrop & Weinstine’s Specialty Tax Credit and Incentives group represents a wide variety of clients through creative tax strategies and capitalizing on tax credits and incentives available to your business. Our firm has represented clients of all sizes in the manufacturing, product design, transportation, construction, financial, real estate, and software industries, among others. Our experienced team of business lawyers, CPAs, and engineers works closely with your team every step of the way to create the most value for your business.

Our Approach

Your business might be missing out on lucrative tax benefits for business operations and activities you have routinely engaged in.  Our multidisciplinary team works with your business to identify opportunities for tax and economic incentives, dive in to the details to compute the value that your business qualifies for, and guide you through the rigorous process of claiming these incentives. In rare instances, the benefits awarded are disputed by the IRS or challenged in state or federal court. For this reason, our team also includes tax-focused litigators who are involved from the outset of each project to manage potential conflicts or challenges by the IRS or administrative agencies down the road.

Research & Development Tax Credits

The Research & Development tax credit, or R&D tax credit, has been available to taxpayers since the 1980s, however, many businesses are unfamiliar with the broad applicability of this credit.  The R&D tax credit is intended to motivate or incentivize taxpayers to innovate and develop in the United States.  If a business employs or contracts engineers or workers who engage in activities in the hard sciences, or are involved in the development or improvement of new or improved products, processes or designs, then those businesses should be taking advantage of the R&D tax credit – or at a minimum, asking themselves (or us!) whether they could be eligible for this lucrative tax incentive.  Because of the complex and technical nature of this credit, we leverage our multidisciplinary team of CPAs, engineers and attorneys to understand your business from an operational and technical standpoint, to evaluate your circumstances to achieve the greatest value. We are a full-service R&D tax credit team, representing clients from coast to coast, from advisory to compliance, and, where necessary, IRS exam, appeals and litigation.

Clients Include

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology/Software Development
  • Transportation


  • DOE Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) Loans
  • Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
  • Energy & Sustainability Incentives
  • Energy Tax Credits
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Incentives for Corporate Expansions or Consolidations
  • IRS Audit Defense and Tax Litigation
  • Job Growth and Economic Incentives
  • Negotiated State and Local Incentives
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Opportunity Zones Structuring
  • Property Tax Abatements
  • Research & Development Tax Credits (R&D)
  • Tax And Economic Incentives for Business Relocations, Expansions, Job Growth
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits