Peter Furci is the firm’s Presiding Partner and a partner in the global tax practice. Previously, Mr. Furci served as Co-Chair of the Tax Department. In addition to his role as the firm’s senior leader, Mr. Furci advises clients on a range of complex tax matters involving M&A, investment fund formation and general corporate transactions, and works closely with the firm’s Private Equity, M&A and Latin America Groups.
Over the years, Mr. Furci has built a reputation as a creative and commercial problem-solver. He is listed as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, where clients note “what sets him apart is his ability to find solutions to problems.” They have described him as “extremely smart,” and “collaborative, creative and technically excellent,” “with a solid base of experience in deals and a good sense of market trends.” Clients have also highlighted his “outstanding judgement and technical tax skills,” saying that he “consistently produces high-quality work and is very responsive,” and that he is “a phenomenal tax lawyer who is practical and solution-oriented.” Mr. Furci is recognized as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500 US, where he is described as “a brilliant mind” and “go-to resource for the most challenging questions.” Sources have also noted that he is “a panoramic thinker who can distil the most complex issues and provide clear, actionable advice.” He is said to be “outstanding, proactive and thoughtful” and, according to one client, “simply the best tax lawyer I have ever worked with.”
A frequent writer and speaker on tax and private equity, Mr. Furci is an adjunct professor of tax law at New York University Law School and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He is also a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. His practice has a heavy international dimension, often helped by the fact that he is proficient in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Mr. Furci joined Debevoise in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. He has a B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College and a J.D. magna cum laude from New York University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Tax Law Review. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1999.