Richard M. Petkun: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard M. Petkun

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Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone303.572.6518

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Global Trade & Investment
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • American Indian Law
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.572.6518
Fax: 720.904.7618
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Richard-M-Petkun
 
University Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1969
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1972
 
Admitted1974, New York; 1982, Colorado
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation

•Member, Colorado Bar Association

•Member, Denver Bar Association

 
LanguagesFrench, Conversational
 
BornCambridge, Massachusetts, October 20, 1947
 
Biography

Richard M. Petkun focuses his practice on international tax planning, corporate acquisitions and tax controversy resolution.

Richard has wide-ranging experience in tax planning for real estate developers and construction companies. Having practiced as tax counsel for a Houston-based international oil company, he also has transactional experience in the oil industry, including cross-border tax planning for major producing properties and development ventures in Africa, Canada and the UK sector of the North Sea.

A skilled practitioner in the tax controversy area, Richard has dealt with IRS examination teams in various large-case corporate audits and complex partnership cases.

Areas of Concentration

•International tax planning

•Tax controversies

•Real estate taxation

•Oil and gas taxation

•Corporate acquisitions and reorganizations

•Joint ventures

•Debt restructuring and work-outs

•Sovereign wealth investments

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2007-2014

•Listed,TheBest Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2007-2014

•Listed,Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2008, 2011-2013

•Listed,Marquis Who's Who in America, 2009-2013

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Speaker, An Introduction to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), GT Seminar, May 8, 2014

•Author, Proposed IRS Regulations May Trigger Tax on Phantom Gains for Many UPREIT Partners ,GT Alert, March 3, 2014

•Co-Author, Impact of Proposed FATCA Regulations on US Real Estate Ventures with Non-US Investors or Lenders , Washington Update column, Pension Real Estate Association Quarterly (Spring 2012) (with Sandy Presant)

•Co-Author, Carried Interest Proposal Resurfaces, With Changes, in the Jobs Bill , Washington Update column, Pension Real Estate Association Quarterly (Winter 2012) (with Sandy Presant)

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

08.16.13 14 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

09.05.12 14 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

09.09.11 Nine Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012

03.24.10 Pro Bono Spotlight - March

09.07.06 165 Greenberg Traurig Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers in America 2007 edition

Published Articles

04.02.12 Impact of Proposed FATCA Regulations on US Real Estate Ventures With Non-US Investors or Lenders

01.02.12 Carried Interest Proposal Resurfaces, with Changes, in the Jobs Bill

Alerts

04.08.14 U.S. Supreme Court Subjects Certain Employment Termination Payments to FICA Tax

03.03.14 Proposed IRS Regulations May Trigger Tax on Phantom Gains for Many UPREIT Partners

05.22.12 Impact of Proposed FATCA Regulations on U.S. Real Estate Ventures With Non-U.S. Investors or Lenders

03.01.12 Heavier Taxation of Carried Interest Proposed Again --- Both in the Jobs Bill and by Rep. Levin

05.04.09 Administration Proposals to Increase U.S. Taxation of Foreign Income

 
ISLN904465080
 

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Proposed IRS Regulations May Trigger Tax on Phantom Gains for Many UPREIT Partners
Richard M. Petkun, March 4, 2014
On January 30th, the IRS issued proposed regulations on bottom-dollar guarantees, igniting a firestorm of negative reaction from real estate investors. If these rules are adopted, many UPREIT partners will incur substantial tax on the paper gain associated with a negative capital account balance....


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Richard M. Petkun

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202




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