Peter Boos is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on the taxation of domestic and international transactions. Mr. Boos advises on tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions (including tax-free reorganizations and spin-offs), joint ventures, divestitures, financings, and bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings across a variety of industries. He has represented a number of publicly traded companies in their securities offerings, including Southern California Edison and Berkshire Hathaway.
Moreover, Mr. Boos works with non-profit organizations to establish, obtain and maintain tax exemptions, and structures transactions between non-profit entities.
- BDT Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its investment in the acquisition, together with majority investor Joh. A. Benckiser (JAB), of Panera Bread Company.
- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group in connection with various acquisitions and other strategic transactions.
- Avalanche Biotechnologies, a gene therapy company, in the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Annapurna Therapeutics SAS, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, via a tax-free reorganization.
- MGM Resorts International in its $900 million acquisition of Boyd Gaming Corporation’s stake in Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- Advising The Gymboree Corporation, Berry Petroleum Company LLC, and Texas Competitive Electric Holdings LLC (TCEH) group of companies on tax aspects of various bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Boos earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he served as chief executive editor of the UCLA Law Review. He was elected to the Order of the Coif and awarded the Bruce I. Hochman Award for Excellence in the Study of Tax Law, which is presented to the student in the graduating class that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in the field. Before law school, Mr. Boos worked as an associate at Mercer, a consulting firm. Mr. Boos received his B.S. in business administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California.