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Peter J. Elias (Pete)


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  • New York University (LL.M. in Taxation 1993); University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1992); University of Pittsburgh (B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration magna cum laude 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Pete Elias's practice focuses on the structuring and implementation of tax-advantaged structures for a wide range of business and investment transactions involving corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, REITs, and other investment entities and in devising and structuring complex financing arrangements and tax strategies for corporations and individuals.

Pete frequently represents sponsors and management groups in connection with the formation, tax planning, and structuring of investment funds, both domestic and cross-border, including private equity, venture capital and real estate, as well as other pooled investment vehicles. He assists clients in tax planning and structuring for a broad range of investment transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings, buyouts, divestitures, and restructurings. He has structured numerous transactions involving non-U.S. and/or tax-exempt investors, including those related to onshore and offshore private equity, real estate, and hedge funds.

Pete has spoken and written extensively in areas involving investment funds, real estate and distressed debt, and private equity transactions.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized in The Legal 500 (2011) for domestic tax/West Coast
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