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Leo N. Hitt

Partner at Reed Smith

    Pittsburgh Professional Leo Hitt. Professional Headshot photography by Jen Barker Worley Photography

    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

    Leo N. Hitt

    Regarding energy and natural resources, Leo has counseled operators and investors in energy projects, including natural gas, oil, coal and alternative fuel ventures. In addition, he has advised clients in gas well syndication offerings, and with restructuring ownership of shallow and deep gas well interests.

     

    He is a frequent speaker and panelist on programs, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and various tax-oriented groups.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Advised client, sponsor of commodity-related exchange traded funds (ETFs), on all aspects of fund formation and registration, as well as for ongoing maintenance and regulatory compliance issues, as such funds are regulated by the SEC, CFTC, NFA and FINRA.
    • Assisted Kennametal in connection with a $605 million acquisition of the Tungsten Materials Business of Allegheny Technologies, Inc.

    Education

    • New York University School of Law, 1983, LL.M., Taxation
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1980, J.D., cum laude
    • University of Pittsburgh, 1977, B.A., summa cum laude

    Professional Admissions & Qualifications

    • Pennsylvania

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
    • State Supreme Court – Pennsylvania
    EXPERIENCE

    EXPERIENCE

    • Advised client, sponsor of commodity-related exchange traded funds (ETFs), on all aspects of fund formation and registration, as well as for ongoing maintenance and regulatory compliance issues, as such funds are regulated by the SEC, CFTC, NFA and FINRA.
    • Assisted Kennametal in connection with a $605 million acquisition of the Tungsten Materials Business of Allegheny Technologies, Inc.
    Education

    Education

    • New York University School of Law, 1983, LL.M., Taxation
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1980, J.D., cum laude
    • University of Pittsburgh, 1977, B.A., summa cum laude
    Professional Admissions & Qualifications

    Professional Admissions & Qualifications

    • Pennsylvania
    Court Admissions

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
    • State Supreme Court – Pennsylvania
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