Compensatory Partnership Arrangements: Sweat Equity at Its Best... (from Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation 2015) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 6/30/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the June 2015 live seminar, 67th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation.

This session provides a compelling discussion on compensatory partnership arrangements.

Topics covered include:

  • Background to compensatory interests
  • Basic rules
    • Granting of units for services
    • Distributive share as a partner
    • Partners as employees
    • Net investment income tax
    • The pros and cons
    • Illustrative structures
    • What is on the horizon




Deborah A. Fields,
Washington National Tax, KPMG LLP / Washington DC

Debbie Fields is the Partner-in-Charge of the Passthroughs Group for KPMG’s Washington National Tax Practice.  The Passthroughs Group is responsible for providing advice to KPMG professionals and clients regarding the federal taxation of partnerships, real estate investment trusts and S corporations across all major industries.  In addition, the Passthroughs Group advises on specialty areas such as like-kind exchanges, oil and gas, leasing, and excise taxes.  Client services include transaction structuring, the issuance of opinions, and requesting private letter rulings. 

Ms. Fields frequently advises many of the firm’s largest clients about tax planning for partnership transactions, debt restructurings, and like-kind exchanges. Ms. Fields’ clients include private equity and alternative investment funds, real estate funds, energy funds, and operating partnerships. She is also responsible for instructing the firm’s seminars in the taxation of partnerships, like-kind exchanges, and real estate transactions.

Ms. Fields joined KPMG in 1988.  Ms. Fields worked in KPMG’s Washington D.C. office where she provided both audit and tax services to clients prior to joining Washington National Tax in 1996.  She has extensive experience in managing client engagements, analyzing and evaluating relevant financial data, providing research and consulting services, and preparing and reviewing federal and state tax returns for partnerships and their partners. 
Ms. Fields is a frequent lecturer and writer on partnership tax matters.

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