Rob Burke is a partner in the Tax Department and Real Estate group. Rob devotes a majority of his practice to issues involving the taxation of partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, REITs and other entities treated as "pass-through" entities for federal income tax purposes. Within this area, he is a well-recognized authority in the structuring and formation of investment funds (including venture capital, real estate and hedge funds) and complex commercial joint ventures and similar arrangements.
The balance of Rob’s practice focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financings. The core of this portion of his practice involves structuring and negotiating both taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions. He also has significant experience with corporate "spin-offs" and public offerings of complex financial instruments.
Recognized for his exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of tax law in the 2005–2019 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Rob’s clients say he is "very creative in terms of the way he addresses problems" and "very knowledgeable about the market," and who are impressed "not only by his knowledge of the law, but also how to apply it to practical business circumstances."