David A.
Roby, Jr.
Partner

202.383.0137

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.

Professional Activities

Member, Partnership and LLC Committee, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar

Education
  • LL.M., University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Member, Georgia Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., cum laude, Florida State University
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia, Inactive
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
Clerkships

Honorable Carolyn P. Chiechi, U.S. Tax Court.

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