Mr. Barge focuses his practice in corporate and business tax planning and international, federal, state, and local tax controversies. He has extensive experience involving a variety of international, federal, state and multi-state income and franchise tax issues (including unitary income taxation) relating to corporate and partnership acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, planning transactions and controversies at the audit, appeal and litigation stages. Mr. Barge has structured numerous taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions to obtain maximum tax benefits and preserve favorable tax attributes and has prepared and received numerous private rulings from the IRS National Office. He has advised on a wide range of areas including Subchapters C, K and M, oil and gas syndications and public offerings, consolidated returns, international tax, the classification of workers for employment tax purposes, income tax accounting and transfer pricing.