Charles H. Purcell - K&L Gates

Charles H. Purcell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 206-370-8369

Charles Purcell works extensively in the alternative investments areas with a focus on federal and international tax issues.  He has broad experience in the formation of domestic and foreign investment funds including private equity, venture, real estate and infrastructure funds and fund-of-funds; large joint venture transactions; mergers and acquisitions; financing and banking transactions; ventures capital investments and start-up companies; and compensation of managers, executives and promoters.  Mr.  Purcell represents numerous domestic and foreign institutional investors in connection with their alternative investment activities.  He also works with developers and investors in alternative energy projects, including solar, biomass and wind energy facilities.

Mr. Purcell is the editor-in-chief of The Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual, the first limited liability company (LLC) manual for Washington, Oregon and Alaska. He has also written extensively on tax issues in alternative energy projects, including tax credit structuring for solar energy projects.

He is experienced in the economic analysis of transactions as relevant in the legal context including the analysis of appraisals and appraisal methodology from a tax perspective and financial analysis of benefits of tax structures. 

University of VirginiaBA University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Charles Purcell is an excellent tax attorney. He has a broad technical tax knowledge base and great business judgment. This powerful combination allows him to understand his client's goals and navigate the various tradeoffs in negotiating acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Charles also has the depth of knowledge and experience to help his clients rethink the way they do business, balancing tax efficiency and business effectiveness, as clients restructure their operations and engage in general tax planning."

-Nick Pavelich
Laird Norton

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law