Stefan F. Tucker

Advisory Board


Stef Tucker represents a wide variety of clients, from the entrepreneur and the professional, on the one hand, to publicly traded enterprises, such as real estate investment trusts, on the other hand. His practice encompasses the entire range of subjects from mergers and acquisitions, to entity planning, structuring and formation, to asset protection and preservation, to business transactions, to family business planning and wealth preservation. In addition, Stef has extensive experience in Federal and state income, estate and gift taxation, including tax audits. In many respects, Stef is a generalist, even in today’s world of specialists. His clients look to him to apply his breadth of experience and general knowledge in arriving at solutions to a wide range of business-oriented problems and issues and in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions. They also seek his assistance in connection with their personal financial matters and wealth preservation planning.


Stef has represented a wide variety of companies in acquisitions and in being acquired by both United States and foreign-based companies. This practice also encompasses workouts of difficult financial asset structurings and repositionings, real estate acquisitions, exchanges, financings and refinancings, estate planning and structuring, the review of proposed Federal tax legislation and comments on and testimony related to proposed Federal income tax regulations, family business planning and wealth preservation, and work with REITs and other publicly traded entities.
Listed in National Law Journal's inaugural Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazers, 2016 Recognized in Expert Guides, Trust and Estates Practitioners, 2014
Listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, 2013
Listed in The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2011 - 2014
Listed in Who's Who Legal, Insolvency & Restructuring, 2011
AV® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected for inclusion in Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2016
Listed for 31 years in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, and Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Woodward/White Inc.)
Recognized in the 2009 - 2016 editions of Chambers USA, (Sr. Statesman), Real Estate, DC
Recognized in the 2011 edition of Legal 500, Domestic Tax: East Coast
Partner Washington, DC Office
Named Top Washington Lawyer in Tax Law by Washington Business Journal in 2004
Named a "Top Lawyer" in the fields of Real Estate, Tax, and Trust and Estates in Washingtonian magazine, 2015
Named a Leading Washington Tax Lawyer in Washingtonian magazine, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Named Top Money Advisor by Washingtonian magazine, 2012, 2014
Named a Leading Washington Estate Planning Lawyer in Washingtonian magazine, 2010, 2016
Named Washington, DC Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2011


Stef served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation from 1998 to 1999, having previously served as Chair-Elect, as its Vice-Chair/Committee Operations, as a member of its Council, and as Chair of its Committees on Real Estate and Continuing Legal Education.
Moreover, he was an active member of the ABA Section of Taxation Task Force on Tax System Restructuring, with a particular focus on real estate. In addition, he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Division of Taxation, having previously served as a member of its Steering Committee.
Stef was a Professorial Lecturer at Law at George Washington University Law Center from 1970 to 1990, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Law at Georgetown University Law Center since 1990, in both cases teaching Federal Taxation of Real Estate Transactions. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, teaching Business Planning and Federal Taxation of Real Estate Transactions.
Stef is a member of the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts School at Law at Andover, Massachusetts.
He is on the Advisory Boards of Real Estate Taxation and Practical Tax Strategies.
Currently, Stef is a member of the DC Tax Revision Commission, which has been tasked with advising the Mayor and Council of DC as to suggested changes in the DC tax landscape.