Robert B. Canter

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Clients hire Robert B. Canter when they need a seasoned commercial tax lawyer who understands how to develop tax-efficient deal structures which not only create real value for them (i.e., tax-savings) but also position their companies for future growth.

Mr. Canter has been entrusted with many clients’ “bet-the-company” business transactions involving complicated tax issues for over three decades. He has earned this trust because he is consistent, reliable, produces excellent work product and is a pleasure to work with.

Mr. Canter’s clients benefit from his noteworthy background. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Masters of Law in Taxation and has held positions within the Office of the General Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service and at the U.S. Tax Court. Clients profit from this rare tax-specific education and governmental experience, coupled with more than 30 years experience in private practice. He has a unique combination of skills, derived from his years of assisting businesses in all aspects of their formation and growth, as well as his depth of knowledge in business taxation matters.

Recognizing that simply providing tax analysis to a client is a step away from the core business issues involved in the formation, expansion and survival of a company, Mr. Canter has broadened his practice so that he provides not only tax assistance on transactional matters, but also applies his legal drafting and negotiating skills to many other complex business matters. He has helped shepherd many companies through the full business cycle - from start-up, raising initial and subsequent rounds of financing and successful sale. Mr. Canter has been responsible for drafting and negotiating merger and acquisition agreements for business sales or acquisitions ranging from relatively small sales to private investors to those involving large company sales in excess of $200 million.

With his background in federal income taxation matters, Mr. Canter has assisted a large number of clients in obtaining tax-exempt status and complying with tax and corporate governance rules applicable to tax-exempt entities. In addition, he frequently handles appeals to the Internal Revenue Service of proposed tax assessments and the preparation and submission to the Internal Revenue Service of requests for private letter rulings.


•International Law Views, April 2017
•Tax Law Alert, May 2015

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

•Lecturer on various topics, such as Formation and Operation of Partnerships, LLCs and other Business Entities, Taxation of Partnerships, Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, and Key Tax Compliance Traps for Tax-Exempt Entities.

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Areas of Practice (11)

  • Business and Financial Services
  • Business Planning
  • Entity Formation
  • International Practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Startups and Emerging Growth Companies
  • Tax Law
  • Charitable and Exempt Organizations
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Startups

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 230-5220  Phone
(301) 230-2891  Fax
University Attended:
Columbia University, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., with Honors, 1976; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, LL.M. in Taxation, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1976, District of Columbia; 1983, Maryland
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., February 7, 1950

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