Stefan F. Tucker

575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
sftucker@venable.com
Tel: (202) 344-8570

 

Education:
J.D., University of Michigan, 1963
Order of the Coif
B.B.A., University of Michigan, 1960

Practice Focus:
Stef Tucker represents a wide variety of clients, from the entrepreneur and the professional, on the one hand, to publicly traded enterprises, such as real estate investment trusts, on the other hand. His practice encompasses the entire range of subjects from mergers and acquisitions, to entity planning, structuring and formation, to asset protection and preservation, to business transactions, to family business planning and wealth preservation. In addition, Mr. Tucker has extensive experience in Federal and state income, estate and gift taxation.

Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia

Client Benefits:
In many respects, Mr. Tucker is a generalist, even in today’s world of specialists. His clients look to him to apply his breadth of experience and general knowledge in arriving at solutions to a wide range of business-oriented problems and issues and in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions. They also seek his assistance in connection with their personal financial affairs and wealth preservation planning.

Significant Matters:
Mr. Tucker has represented manufacturing, distribution and retail companies in acquisitions and in being acquired by both United States and foreign-based companies. This practice also encompasses workouts of difficult financial asset structurings and repositionings, real estate acquisitions, exchanges, financings and refinancings, estate planning and structuring, the review of proposed Federal tax legislation and comments on and testimony related to proposed income tax regulations, family business planning and wealth preservation, and work with REITs and other publicly traded enterprises.

Activities:
Mr. Tucker served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation from 1998 to 1999, having previously served as Chair-Elect, as its Vice-Chair/Committee Operations, as a member of its Council, and as Chair of its Committees on Real Estate and Continuing Legal Education. Moreover, he was an active member of the ABA Section of Taxation Task Force on Tax System Restructuring, with a particular focus on real estate. In addition, he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Division of Taxation, having previously served as a member of its Steering Committee. Mr. Tucker is a member of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts School at Law at Andover, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Committee of Visitors of the University of Michigan Law School. He is an active member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Tax Counsel. In addition, he is on the Advisory Boards of Real Estate Taxation and Practical Tax Strategies.

Publications/Speeches:
Mr. Tucker was a Professorial Lecturer at Law at George Washington University Law Center from 1970 to 1990, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Law at Georgetown University Law Center since 1990, in both cases teaching Federal Taxation of Real Estate Transactions. He is the author of Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions (West Group, July 1989, with semi-annual supplements) and was the co-editor of Real Estate Income Taxation/1982. Over the years, Mr. Tucker has written a substantial number of articles on income and estate taxation and business planning.

Mr. Tucker has lectured at numerous tax programs, including the Maryland Advanced Tax Institute; Hawaii Tax Institute; Southern Federal Tax Institute; Texas Tax Institute; Tennessee Tax Institute; AICPA Real Estate Conference; and the Practicing Law Institute Annual Real Estate Tax Forum. He was the Chair or Co-Chair of the annual American Law Institute-American Bar Association Program on Creative Tax Planning for Real Estate from 1975 through 1997 and continues as a lecturer at the Program.

Honors:

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America – 1987 through 2007 for Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates (Woodward/White Inc.)

Listed as one of the leading Real Estate lawyers in the United States in the 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Named one of the Top 100 Attorneys by Worth magazine in December 2005

Named a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate law by the Legal Times in March 2003

Named Top Washington Lawyer in Tax Law by Washington Business Journal in 2004