Peter H. Gruen

Biography

Clients with challenging tax and business transaction concerns seek out Peter because of his seasoned counsel and knowledge in the ever-changing world of tax law. As Chair of the firm's Business and Real Estate Tax Practice Group, Peter has extensive experience in state and federal tax planning and litigation, as well as deep transactional experience in tax issues involving mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, entity formation, consolidated returns, low-income housing and historic tax credits, and international tax planning for the firm's foreign and domestic clients.

Peter is a sought-after resource on tax law and affordable housing issues, speaking frequently at state and federal tax seminars as well as authoring numerous articles on these subject matters in publications like the ALM Law Journal Newsletter and CBIA News.

He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committees of its Tax Section (as Chair of the Property and Conveyance Tax Subcommittee) and International Law and World Peace Section. He is also an active member of the firm's Affordable Housing, Community Development, and Tax Credit Practice Group, where he has represented numerous clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, and development of affordable-housing projects. 

Peter is also deeply committed to supporting hunger and affordable-housing issues, both in fundraising and having served on the boards of the Connecticut Food Bank and BH Care Foundation. He received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Connecticut  (B.A., 1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts (Inactive)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • International Law and World Peace Section, Executive Committee
    • Property and Conveyance Tax Subcommittee, Chair
    • Tax Section, Executive Committee
  • Connecticut Housing Coalition