Peter A. Furci
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 909 6114
Peter Furci is a broad-gauged tax lawyer who serves as Co-Chair of Debevoise’s global tax practice. His practice concentrates on M&A, investment fund formation and general corporate transactions. He works closely with Debevoise’s Private Equity, Family Enterprise, Corporate M&A and Latin America Groups.
Over the years, Mr. Furci has built a reputation as a creative and commercial problem-solver. He is listed as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, where clients note “what sets him apart is his ability to find solutions to problems.” They have described him as “extremely smart,” and “collaborative, creative and technically excellent,” “with a solid base of experience in deals and a good sense of market trends.” Clients have also said that he “consistently produces high-quality work and is very responsive,” and that he is “a phenomenal tax lawyer who is practical and solution-oriented.” Mr. Furci is recognized by The Legal 500 US, where he is described as “a panoramic thinker who can distil the most complex issues and provide clear, actionable advice.” Sources have also noted that he is “outstanding, proactive and thoughtful” and “simply the best tax lawyer I have ever worked with.” Mr. Furci was named by Law360 as one of its 2015 MVPs for tax.
A frequent writer and speaker on tax and private equity, Mr. Furci is an adjunct professor of tax law at New York University Law School and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He is also a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. His practice has a heavy international dimension, often helped by the fact that he is proficient in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Mr. Furci joined Debevoise in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. He has a B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College and a J.D. magna cum laude from New York University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Tax Law Review. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1999.
The Debevoise Tax practice excels at solving problems and managing risks. Clients rely on the practice for their most complex transactions and their toughest challenges.
Described by Chambers as “one of the preeminent tax practices in the world,” the Debevoise Tax Group was also noted for its “enviably strong bench” and “stunning” work – so much so that it was awarded the 2014 “Chambers USA Award for Excellence” in Tax. It is no wonder that clients entrust their most challenging and important tax matters to Debevoise.
The 40-plus lawyer Tax Group is based in the U.S., Europe and Asia. It handles matters in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Fluent in domestic and international issues alike, and well-connected with a network of local practitioners, the Group excels at cross-border transactions and multijurisdictional tax planning.
The team has worked regularly in a broad range of industries, including private equity, insurance, banking, airlines, technology, media, and health care and pharmaceuticals, and has devised innovative structures, managed and contained major risks and helped myriad clients meet and exceed their business objectives. Debevoise tax partners are dedicated, commercial, numerate and practical. They are leaders in the bar and respected in the industry – seven are ranked in Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.
The Debevoise Tax Group works seamlessly with the firm’s corporate practices – tailoring structures, negotiations and documentation to the client’s tax, business and commercial goals.
Deep partner commitment, industry experience and a strategic approach enable us to bring clear commercial judgment to every matter. We draw on the strength of our culture and structure to deliver the best of our firm to every client through true collaboration.
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“He takes the time to get to know what we care about and is very good at communicating with all sides.” “What sets him apart is his ability to find solutions to problems.“