Greenberg Traurig’s Lawrence H. Heller Elected As U.S. Council Representative of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Limited

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Greenberg Traurig’s Lawrence H. Heller Elected As U.S. Council Representative of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Limited

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that shareholder Lawrence H. Heller in its Los Angeles office, has been elected as the U.S. Council Representative of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Limited. Heller, whose practice is focused on domestic and international Tax, Trusts & Estates and Wealth Management, will serve on the Council for a three-year term commencing in 2014.

Serving on the STEP Council will continue Heller’s demonstrated path of commitment and leadership since joining STEP in 2005. Heller served as Chair of STEP USA from March 2010 through March 2013 during which time its membership grew from 400 to just under 1,000 members. In 2006, he founded the Los Angeles branch of STEP USA and helped to establish STEP branches in Silicon Valley, Wyoming, San Diego and Orange County. Heller co-established and chaired the successful STEP Pacific Rim Conference, which has been held yearly since 2008. He has spoken frequently at this conference which attracts more than 100 attendees and includes speakers from jurisdictions all over the world.

STEP, with over 19,000 members worldwide, is the international professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. The Society helps to improve public understanding of issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members. STEP Council is the global representative body for the whole Society outside of the Annual General Meeting. Council members are highly influential in advising Board policy and act as ambassadors for STEP and sit on, and lead key decision-making committees.

Heller received his J.D. from University of Colorado Law School and LLM in Taxation from New York University.

Greenberg Traurig – Tax Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Tax practice provides clients with a range of tax services, including tax planning in connection with both domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; transfer pricing; global business structures; capital markets; real estate investment/financing; state and local tax planning and controversy; derivatives and financial instruments; and dispute resolution and litigation. Additionally, the team counsels senior management and business owners regarding their personal income, estate, gift and wealth transfer matters.

Greenberg Traurig – Trusts & Estates Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Trusts & Estates Department is primarily responsible for assisting individual clients and families in attaining their wealth transfer and estate planning objectives. Our attorneys provide integrated income and transfer tax advice that takes into account current and projected changes in the tax and state laws affecting our clients’ planning. GT provides a platform to bring our clients personalized strategies for their estate planning needs on a cost-effective basis; with trusts and estates attorneys in most of the firm’s offices, we are able to counsel our clients in the locations that are the most convenient for them.

Greenberg Traurig – Wealth Management Practice
Greenberg Traurig's Wealth Management team provides practical tax advice to high-net-worth individuals, private businesses and financial institutions. Our attorneys serve as wealth management stewards, guiding clients through the many complex legal and business issues that can impact their assets. Our practice is structured to operate like a virtual family office: we hold regular family meetings, team with advisors, educate descendants and provide a secure electronic environment for information aggregation.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP — California
In California, Greenberg Traurig serves clients from across five offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit

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