Richard M. Petkun

Richard M. Petkun: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • The Tabor Center, 1200 17th Street, Suite 2400, Denver, CO 80202
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Richard M. Petkun focuses his practice on international tax planning, corporate acquisitions, and tax controversies.

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.


•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
•Global energy and infrastructure

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2007-2019
•Listed, Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2007-2014
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Tax
  • International Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • American Indian Law
  • Cross-Border Tax Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.572.6518  Phone
720.904.7618  Fax
University Attended:
Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1969
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
1974, New York; 1982, Colorado

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
•Member, Colorado Bar Association
•Member, Denver Bar Association

French and Conversational
Birth Information:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 20, 1947

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  • 5.0/5.0
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