Pete Elias

Parnter, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (San Diego office)


Pete Elias is a partner in the San Diego office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.  He is a member of the Tax Practice Group where his practice focuses on the structuring and implementation of tax-advantaged structures for a wide range of business and investment transactions involving corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, REITs and other investment entities, and in devising and structuring complex financial arrangements and tax strategies for companies and individuals. 

Pete frequently represents sponsors and management groups in connection with the formation, tax planning and structuring of investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, and real estate, as well as other pooled investment vehicles.  He assists clients in tax planning and structuring for a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings, buyouts, divestiture and restructurings.  He has structured numerous transactions involving non-U.S. and/or tax-exempt investors, including those relating to private equity, real estate and hedge funds.

Pete has spoken and written extensively in areas involving investment funds, real estate, distressed debt, and private equity transactions. 

Pete obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  He also obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

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