Rob Burke is a member and former chair of the Tax Practice Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Burke devotes a majority of his practice to issues involving the taxation of partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, REITs and other entities treated as "pass-through" entities for federal income tax purposes. Within this area, he is a well recognized authority in the structuring and formation of investment funds (including venture capital, real estate and "hedge" funds) and complex commercial joint ventures and similar arrangements. The balance of Mr. Burke's practice focuses on corporate mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financings. The core of this portion of his practice involves structuring and negotiating both taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions. Mr. Burke also has significant experience with corporate "spin-offs" and public offerings of complex financial instruments.