Meet Peter Chang, Of Counsel

Peter Chang

Peter Chang, with over 11 years of experience as a litigation attorney at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is a legal professional who excels in navigating complex personal injury and property damage claims. His expertise encompasses all phases of litigation, from conducting extensive legal research to handling court appearances, oral arguments, and trials. Peter's strategic thinking and dedication significantly contributed to reducing tort exposure for the MTA, particularly in high-profile and complex subway derailment cases.

Peter boasts a strong foundation in tax law. As an Associate at Rubinstein & Rubinstein, LLP, he provided invaluable counsel to clients participating in the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. His duties included reviewing financial statements to calculate penalties and interest on unpaid tax liabilities, and assisting clients in estate, tax, and asset protection planning.

During his time in law school, Peter gained extensive tax law experience through internships in government and corporate sectors. At the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Peter researched and drafted memorandums on various sections of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), including the negligence penalty (IRC § 6662), civil fraud penalty (IRC § 6663), ordinary versus capital expenditures (IRC §§ 162 and 263A), gifts versus compensation (IRC §§ 61 and 102), in-kind charitable contributions for the contribution of expired and near expiration pharmaceutical drugs (IRC § 170), and wash sale rules (IRC § 1091). Notably, Peter handled tax litigation assignments, showcasing his understanding of evidentiary, ethical, legal, and privilege concerns associated with whistleblower information. At the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal, Peter engaged in research and analysis on New York City Real Property Tax and combined reporting issues. At Kering (previously PPR, Gucci Group), Peter helped optimize the international corporate tax structure, resulting in a $10,000,000 tax liability reduction.

Peter earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a finance degree from Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the New York State Bar, admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Peter enjoys snowboarding, and going off-roading in his truck with his wife, Jeannie, and two dogs, Archie and Obi.