According to Chambers, his peers state that Peter "is an outstanding international tax practitioner' who is admired for the strength of his activity in the field of cross-border transactions and is "an excellent lawyer who has a diverse practice." According to Legal 500, "Peter Connors is well-versed in terms of the taxation of financial products and financial institutions."
Peter serves as President of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is also President of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association.
Before joining Orrick, Peter was a principal in the International Tax Services Group of Ernst & Young in New York.
A prolific author, Peter is a frequent lecturer for a variety of major organizations and has published more than 100 articles on tax planning subjects. He is a co-author of T.M. Portfolio 543 ("The Mark to Market Rules" of Section 475-2d) and the author of T.M. Portfolio 909-3d ("The Branch-Related Taxes" of Section 884). From 2008 to 2010, he was the Vice Chair, Committee Operations, of the American Bar Association Tax Section.
A significant portion of his practice involves tax controversy, including representation of taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Court. In 2010, Peter also founded the NYC Calendar Program for the U.S. Tax Court.
He has been recognized by every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 2015.
Peter served as co-author of a report on carbon capture for the United States Energy Association and Department of Energy. The report is entitled "Review of Federal, State, and Regional Tax Strategies and Opportunities for CO2-EOR-Storage and the CCUS Value Chain” and it was released on September 21, 2020.
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