With more than 15 years of experience, David Roby provides federal tax advice to national and multinational companies and partnerships concerning a wide variety partnership, corporate and consolidated return issues. He regularly advises clients on the federal tax aspects of sales and acquisitions, mergers and other corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, internal restructurings and leasing transactions. In addition, he provides advice with respect to the structuring and operation of domestic and international partnerships, limited liability companies and other joint ventures. David also advises start-up companies on choice-of-entity and other business structuring issues.
David's practice includes a particular focus on providing solutions to the federal tax matters and problems faced by public and private investment companies and funds in their complex financial transactions. His clients include regulated investment companies (RICs), business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate investment funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
David began his legal career with a clerkship in the U.S. Tax Court, and he has experience in all aspects of federal tax controversy and litigation. His practice before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) includes providing advice on audits and appeals, drafting protests and ruling requests, and negotiating settlements. As a litigator, he advises on cases in tax court and federal district and appellate courts.
Sutherland assists clients on structuring, documenting debt and equity offerings for BDCs and closed-end funds.
Sutherland represents Eagle Energy Partners in its sale to Lehman Brothers Commodities Holdings.
Sutherland represents Fifth Street Finance in $140 million IPO.
Honorable Carolyn P. Chiechi, U.S. Tax Court.