Benjamin H. Rippeon is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, DC office. He is a member of the firm's Tax Department, with an emphasis on domestic and international corporate, partnership and REIT tax matters. Mr. Rippeon's practice focuses on international and domestic taxation of corporations, partnerships (including private equity funds), limited liability companies, REITs and their debt and equity investors. He has extensive experience in tax planning for corporate and real estate acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations, as well as advising on executive compensation arrangements. In addition, he has represented numerous private REITs (including taxable REIT subsidiaries) in their formation and acquisitions and disposition of real estate assets. Mr. Rippeon has successfully assisted clients in resolving tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and drafting and submitting private letter ruling requests. He also provides advice to a number of tax-exempt charitable organizations.
Mr. Rippeon is admitted to
practice before the United States Tax Court, the District of Columbia Court of
Appeals and the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Mr. Rippeon received a Bachelor
of Science with special attainments in commerce from Washington and Lee
University in 1997 and graduated cum laude from Georgetown
University Law Center 2000, where he was a member of the Tax