Ross Keogh is a member of the firm’s rapidly growing Missoula, Montana office. His practice focuses on helping clients create and manage tax-efficient business structures, particularly in the context of real estate and the Opportunity Zone incentive.   

Capabilities

Biography

A member of Parsons’ energy, environmental and natural resources practice group, Ross Keogh combines his extensive pre-law experience in developing large-scale renewable energy projects, a master’s degree in economics, his deep legal experience in business and real estate transactions and tax with his passion for Montana’s outdoor and rural lifestyle to deliver a unique skillset to clients.

Tax, Securities and Business Structuring

Ross is a leading expert on the 2017 Tax Act and the Opportunity Zones tax Provision (section 1400Z-2). He provides advice to clients in tax planning and deal structuring around the creation, sale, or purchase of businesses or real property. His experience as an economist and attorney enables him to directly and dynamically advise on the tax and business implications of transactions.

Energy, Water and Real Estate

Ross is an expert in the Intermountain West in the areas of water rights, energy and real estate law. He represents some of Montana’s largest companies before the Montana Water Court and supports developers across the Pacific Northwest with complex real estate transactions and equity placements.

Experience

Established Tax-Advantaged Trusts and Lease Agreements

Counsel to aircraft engine investors. Set up tax-advantaged holding trusts and leased engines to commercial air carriers.

Lead Counsel on the sale of a multi-state truck parts importer and wholesaler to TruckPro, LLC

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Montana School of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2014, with Honors)

Honors: Jessup Moot Court Team, Member

Honors: Recipient of the Margery Hunter Brown Assistantship

Law Review: Public Lands and Resources Law Review, Editor 

University of Montana, Master of Economics degree

Thesis: "Market Power and Regulatory Failures in the Montana Wholesale Electricity Market"

Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts degree

Associations

Professional

State Bar of Montana

American Bar Association - Section of Taxation

Insights

Credentials

Licensed

Montana
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Montana
U.S. Tax Court
Wyoming
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Wyoming
North Dakota

Education

University of Montana School of Law