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Joseph L. Perera

Corporate

Joseph Perera is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Group. Joseph concentrates his practice in tax. He advises clients on the tax consequences of various corporate and business transactions including corporate and partnership formations, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. He assists clients in drafting and reviewing partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements and financing documents to ensure the client’s tax objectives are met. He has also represented businesses and individuals during all stages of federal tax controversies including audits, IRS appeals and Tax Court litigation.

Before joining LP, Joseph worked in the tax department of a Fortune 100 company and has worked in law firms in Michigan and Texas. He began his career as an attorney in the national office of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. Joseph is a cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law and earned an LL.M. in Taxation and an Employee Benefits Certificate from Georgetown University Law Center.


Education
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2011
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2008
University of Dallas, B.A., 2005
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2019
Michigan, 2018
Texas, 2008
Court Admissions
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation

Q&A

What’s your favorite book?
The Lord of the Rings.
What’s your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
I like to listen to podcasts, especially those that focus on history. Some of my favorite include The History of Rome, In Our Time and Revolutions.
What was your very first job?
During high school, I worked at Six Flags Over Texas selling glow sticks.

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