Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Stephen Rose has been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a nonprofit professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. The College aims to elevate standards in the practice of the profession of tax law; facilitate scholarly discussions and examination of tax policy issues; and provide additional mechanisms for input by tax professionals in development of tax laws and policy.
Mr. Rose’s practice concentrates on the structuring and taxation aspects of complex business transactions. His practice focuses primarily on the structuring and taxation aspects of mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and international), joint ventures (including LLCs and partnerships), real estate transactions (including REIT and UPREIT transactions and like-kind exchanges), venture capital, LBO and other private equity transactions, workouts and restructurings, and financial instruments. He has particular expertise in the interplay between corporate and partnership taxation, and in structuring creative, tax-favored acquisitions and dispositions involving joint ventures. In addition, Mr. Rose has significant federal and state tax controversy experience, and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. Mr. Rose received a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego, an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.