Wayne Pressgrove is a partner in the Tax Department of King & Spalding’s Atlanta office. He joined the firm in 1998.
His practice concentrates on corporate, partnership, real estate, international and energy related tax matters. He has worked extensively in matters relating to fund formation and acquisitions of portfolio companies by private equity funds, structuring inbound foreign investment, real estate finance (representing real estate developers and financial institutions), and corporate acquisitions and reorganizations. One of his primary areas of focus is assisting the firm’s Middle East and Islamic Finance Practice Group in structuring domestic and international investments for the firm’s Middle Eastern clients. He also advises the energy clients of the firm on structuring oil and gas exploration and production projects, formation and operation of energy companies structured as MLPs, and acquisitions and dispositions of energy companies, both foreign and domestic.
A graduate of Auburn University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1992), Mr. Pressgrove earned his law degree in 1995 from Vanderbilt University, where he served as an editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He received a masters degree in taxation from New York University in 1996. He is an active member of the real estate committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, and is the Vice-Chair of the “Investments in Real Estate by Tax-Exempt Entities” subcommittee of that committee.