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Stefan F. Tucker

Stefan F. Tucker

Venable LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Stef Tucker represents a wide variety of clients, from the entrepreneur and the professional, on the one hand, to publicly traded enterprises, such as real estate investment trusts, on the other hand. His practice encompasses the entire range of subjects from mergers and acquisitions, to entity planning, structuring and formation, to asset protection and preservation, to business transactions, to family business planning and wealth preservation. In addition, Stef has extensive experience in Federal and state income, estate and gift taxation, including tax audits. 

In many respects, Stef is a generalist, even in today’s world of specialists. His clients look to him to apply his breadth of experience and general knowledge in arriving at solutions to a wide range of business-oriented problems and issues and in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions. They also seek his assistance in connection with their personal financial matters and wealth preservation planning.

Significant Matters

Stef has represented a wide variety of companies in acquisitions and in being acquired by both United States and foreign-based companies. This practice also encompasses workouts of difficult financial asset structurings and repositionings, real estate acquisitions, exchanges, financings and refinancings, estate planning and structuring, the review of proposed Federal tax legislation and comments on and testimony related to proposed Federal income tax regulations, family business planning and wealth preservation, and work with REITs and other publicly traded entities.

Honors

Recognized in Expert Guides, Trust and Estates Practitioners, 2014

Listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, 2013

Listed in The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2011 - 2014

Listed in Who's Who Legal, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2011

AV® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected for inclusion in Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014

Listed for more than 26 years in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates (Woodward/White Inc.)

Recognized in the 2009 - 2014 editions of Chambers USA, (Sr. Statesman), Real Estate, DC

Recognized in the 2011 edition of Legal 500, Domestic Tax: East Coast

Named Top Washington Lawyer in Tax Law by Washington Business Journal in 2004

Named a Leading Washington Tax Lawyer in Washingtonian magazine, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

Named Top Money Advisor by Washingtonian magazine, 2012, 2014

Named a Leading Washington Estate Planning Lawyer in Washingtonian magazine, 2010

Named Washington, DC Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2011

Activities

Stef served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation from 1998 to 1999, having previously served as Chair-Elect, as its Vice-Chair/Committee Operations, as a member of its Council, and as Chair of its Committees on Real Estate and Continuing Legal Education.

Moreover, he was an active member of the ABA Section of Taxation Task Force on Tax System Restructuring, with a particular focus on real estate. In addition, he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Division of Taxation, having previously served as a member of its Steering Committee.

Stef was a Professorial Lecturer at Law at George Washington University Law Center from 1970 to 1990, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Law at Georgetown University Law Center since 1990, in both cases teaching Federal Taxation of Real Estate Transactions.  He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, teaching Business Planning and Federal Taxation of Real Estate Transactions.

Stef is a member of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts School at Law at Andover, Massachusetts.

He is on the Advisory Boards of Real Estate Taxation and Practical Tax Strategies.

Currently, Stef is a member of the DC Tax Revision Commission, which has been tasked with advising the Mayor and Council of DC as to suggested changes in the DC tax landscape.

Publications

Over the years, Stef has written a major treatise, as well as about 50 articles on income and estate taxation and business planning.

  • January - February 2013, Don't Be 'Passive' If you Want to Avoid the New 3.8-Percent Medicare Tax on Rental Income, Journal of Passthrough Entities
  • May-June 2012, Real Estate & Passthrough Planning Corner: Tax Treatment of Mezzanine Debt Discharged Following Foreclosure on Senior Loan, Journal of Passthrough Entities
  • September-October 2011, When Making Gifts of Partnership Interests, Don't Forget About Code Sec. 704(e), Journal of Passthrough Entities
  • September-October 2010, "Are You At Risk? DROn't Bet on It", Journal of Passthrough Entities
  • September-October 2009, Purchaser of Discounted Debt - Beware of 'Significant Modifications', Journal of Passthrough Entities
  • April 2009, An Entrepreneur's Lawyer, Careers in Tax Law: Perspectives on the Tax Profession and What It Holds for You
  • July 1989 (with semi-annual updates), Treatise, Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions, West Group

Speaking Engagements

Stef lectures at or participates in programs on an average of 10 times a year, including, among others, the Maryland Advanced Tax Institute; Tennessee Tax Institute; AICPA Real Estate Conference; and the Practicing Law Institute Annual Real Estate Tax Forum. He was the Chair or Co-Chair of the annual American Law Institute-American Bar Association Program on Creative Tax Planning for Real Estate from 1975 through 1997 and continues as a lecturer at the Program.

  • October 29, 2014, Join Venable LLP and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP for A Succession Planning Discussion
  • June 20, 2013, "Recent Developments" for the AICPA Real Estate Tax Institute
  • May 20, 2013, "Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions in the Current Economy" for the AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies for the High Income Individual
  • October 9, 2012, "Buy-Sell Agreements and Exit Vehicles" for Virginia CLE
  • September 11, 2012, "Estate Planning for Real Estate Entrepreneurs" for the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore
  • July 25, 2012, "Estate Planning for Real Estate Entrepreneurs" for the AICPA Estate Planning Conference
  • June 21, 2012, "Estate Planning for Real Estate Entrepreneurs" for the AICPA Real Estate Tax Institute
  • June 19, 2012, "Recent Developments" for the National Association of Real Estate Companies
  • June 8, 2012, "Key Issues in LLC, LLP and LP Agreements" at the 64th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation
  • December 1, 2011, "Making the Most of Gifts to Family and Charity under the 2010 Tax Act" for the Financial Planning Association

Areas of Practice

Real Estate
Tax and Wealth Planning
Corporate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Tax Policy
Tax Controversies and Litigation
Business Transactions Tax

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1963
        Order of the Coif

B.B.A., University of Michigan, 1960

Memberships

American Law Institute
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
American College of Tax Counsel

Stefan F. Tucker is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation - 19th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Friday, February 03, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation - Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation, Friday, February 03, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation - Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation, Friday, February 03, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation - Current Developments in Real Estate Taxation, Friday, February 03, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Developments Affecting Real Estate and Pass Through Entities (October 31, 2016) - Real Estate Tax Forum (19th Annual), Tuesday, February 07, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 19th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Aligning the Stars—Estate Planning for Entrepreneurs in Interesting Times - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 29, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 29, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 29, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 29, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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