David A. Roby, Jr.: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

David A. Roby, Jr.

David Roby
Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0137

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Federal Tax
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Private Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Mutual Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Development Companies
  • Venture Capital & Early Stage Finance
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0137
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/David-A-Roby
 
University Florida State University, B.S., cum laude
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude Member, Georgia Law Review, Order of the Coif; University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M.
 
AdmittedDistrict of Columbia; Georgia; Florida
 
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Professional Activities
Member, Partnership and LLC Committee, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar

 
BornBrookings, South Dakota, January 3, 1968
 
Biography

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.

Selected Experience
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.

 
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IRS Issues Favorable Private Letter Ruling to Data Center REIT
Daniel R. McKeithen,R. Robinson Plowden,David A. Roby,William E. Sheumaker, June 30, 2014
On June 6, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Private Letter Ruling 201423011 (the PLR), confirming that income from certain data center services can constitute “rents from real property” for purposes of the real estate investment trust (REIT) rules. Although the PLR is...

A New Way to Unwind (Leveraged Partnership Structures): Treasury and IRS Propose Draconian Changes to the Partnership Liability Allocation Rules
Reginald J. Clark,Daniel R. McKeithen,William R. Pauls,David A. Roby,H. Karl Zeswitz, February 11, 2014
On January 29, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations that would dramatically change the manner in which partnership liabilities are allocated among the partnership’s partners under IRC § 752 (the Proposed Regulations). In brief, the allocation of liabilities under IRC §...


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David A. Roby, Jr.

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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