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Peter R. Rose

Of Counsel

Peter Rose is an attorney at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. His area of expertise is international, federal, state, and local taxation of entities and individuals.

Mr. Rose holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Mr. Rose advises clients on all facets of international, federal, state, and local taxation:

  • Structuring business operations in the U.S., Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia;
  • Tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions;
  • Tax compliance;
  • Tax incentives;
  • Employee benefit plans; and
  • Executive compensation plans.

Mr. Rose represents taxpayers in the U.S. Tax Court and other courts, and before the Internal Revenue Service, Colorado Department of Revenue, and other state and municipal tax agencies. Since 2020, Mr. Rose has been named a “Leader in Their Field” for Tax by Chambers USA.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Rose was the vice president of operations for Circuit Automation, a California-based manufacturer of equipment for the electronics industry, and assumed research positions with several specialty chemical companies. He holds several patents in the area of printed circuit board manufacturing equipment.

Mr. Rose acts as a volunteer guardian ad litem for children on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Foundation.

Representative matters

  • Litigating a Colorado sales tax case on behalf of an oil and gas operator and winning a refund of over $4,000,000.
  • Advising a European client on the multistate income tax consequences of the acquisition of an American manufacturer.
  • Drafting a 20-year property tax abatement agreement for a solar power generating facility located in Pueblo County.
  • Advising wind farm developers on income, property, and sales and use tax incentives available in Colorado.
  • Advising clients regarding property tax assessments and property tax protests.
  • Representing a fuel distributor before the Colorado Department of Revenue to obtain a significant reduction in assessed penalties.
  • Advising clients on FBAR and other offshore compliance matters.

Presentations & Publications

  • Online Retailers' Supreme Court Win on State Taxation Fight May Be Short-Lived (DGS Client Alert, March 2015)
  • Select State and Local Tax Issues Applicable to Entity Formation, Mergers, and Acquisitions (Colorado Business Law Institute, October 2014)
  • Calling All Angels: Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit Incentivizes Early Stage Investment in Innovative Start-Up & Emerging Companies (DGS Client Alert, June 2014)
  • Affordable Care Act Update: Employer Options Under the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (DGS Seminar, November 2013)
  • Doing business in United States: Colorado (PLC Cross-Border Handbooks, January 2009 & 2010)
  • State and Local Tax Aspects of Acquisitions — A Colorado Perspective (Tax Executives Institute, May 2007)

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