Robert B. Ravenelle - Pierce Atwood LLP

Robert B. Ravenelle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Robert B. Ravenelle, partner and head of Pierce Atwood's Federal Income Tax practice, has extensive experience in the planning, negotiation and tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. He works closely with members of our Business Practice Group to ensure that clients obtain the most economic and tax efficient transaction results possible. Rob's prior experience practicing as a Certified Public Accountant brings unique skills that enhance the value of our services in deal transactions, from mergers to renewable energy tax equity financing to succession planning of closely held businesses.

Brandeis UniversityLL.M 1989University of MaineJ.D. 1987Bates College
Board of Preble Street Resource Center Portland Nordic Ski Club University of Maine School of Law

Case History

Recent Experience

Provided tax structure and guidance in a unique voluntary supervisory conversion of a mutual savings bank including the issuance of a tax opinion letter

Advised on complex partnership tax issues and deal structure for buyout of a partner in food manufacturing industry involving over $100 million transaction value

Obtained a Private Letter Ruling from the IRS where the IRS agreed to disregard a corporate financing subsidiary of a corporate client on the basis of substance over form

Planned, negotiated and documented the complex transition of a $20 million family business from the second generation to the third generation

Provided transaction tax planning, structure and non-qualified deferred compensation advise on the sale of a closely held food manufacturer to a private buyer

Guided a business incubator to obtaining a favorable tax-exemption letter from the IRS


Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law

Other Information

Gender: Male