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DLA Piper LLP (US)

444 WEST LAKE STREET, SUITE 900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 368 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 236 7516
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Robert LeDuc

Tel:
Work +1 312 368 7055
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Real Estate Finance

Position

Partner; Co-Chair, National REIT Tax Practice

Career

Robert LeDuc concentrates his practice in federal and international income taxation.

Robert also has extensive experience in the real estate and mortgage-related areas, including representation of real estate funds, debt funds, and publicly traded and privately owned equity and mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has structured dozens of debt and equity offerings, REIT mergers and acquisitions, formations of private REITs, partnership roll-ups and various mortgage REIT transactions.

In addition, Robert has provided tax advice regarding numerous cross border real estate investments and cross border financing transactions, with particular focus on advising non-US governmental investors.

Education

LLM, New York University School of Law; JD, New York University School of Law; BBA, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire


United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s team mainly advises on M&A transactions for public companies and technology start-ups, but also assists with leverage buyouts in the private fund space and with tax compliance matters for growing companies. Recent matters include New York partners Gerald Rokoff and Drew Young advising Tilman J. Fertitta on his $2.2bn acquisition of the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Other highlights included Silicon Valley-based Stacy Paz assisting Wind Point Partners with multiple transactions, such as its sale of Novolex to Carlyle Group. New York-based Frank Mugabi advised LLR Partners on various M&A matters, including its stock purchase of Codiscope for $10m. REIT and income taxation specialist Robert LeDuc in Minneapolis is recommended.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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