NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Philip Weingold has joined the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in its Tax and Corporate & Securities practices. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Weingold practiced at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as a partner in New York.
Weingold focuses his practice on federal, state, local and international tax and corporate matters. He represents public and private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures and individuals in a variety of industries and commercial sectors, including media, commercial and investment banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, consulting, cybersecurity, apparel, investment management, insurance and financial services.
“Philip adds depth to our New York and national practice,” said Barbara Kaplan, Chair of the New York Tax Practice at Greenberg Traurig. “His experience handling domestic and international transactions will complement our global practice.”
“We are pleased to welcome Philip to the firm. His arrival marks another example of our strategic hiring of top-tier practitioners who deliver both quality and value in response to clients’ business goals,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Traurig.
Weingold is experienced with general partnership and corporate taxation, public and private offerings (including SPACs), mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture arrangements, restructurings, asset-backed transactions and executive compensation planning He is also experienced with private equity funds, hedge funds and insurance dedicated funds, including fund formations, the structuring of portfolio investments, and tax planning for foreign and tax-exempt investors.
“I am excited about joining Greenberg Traurig,” said Weingold. “I was attracted to Greenberg Traurig’s global platform and the multi-practice collaboration among attorneys both of which I believe will greatly benefit my clients.”
Weingold joins the firm on the heels of recent hires, Wendy Li in the Corporate & Securities Practice, and Carl Riley in the Tax Practice.
Weingold holds a J.D. from Columbia University where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and business editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems and a B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After law school, he served as Attorney Advisor to the Honorable Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., United States Tax Court.
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 http://www.gtlaw.com.
Greenberg Traurig – Tax - Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary tax team works seamlessly with the firm’s other practices, clients and clients’ other professionals to provide sophisticated tax planning and advice. Given the team members’ diverse backgrounds and prior experience working in private industry and government, the Tax attorneys have the capabilities necessary to develop practical legal services to meet many of the challenges faced by individuals and public and private companies, entities and institutions.
Greenberg Traurig – Corporate & Securities Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate and Securities Practice is well situated to provide advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The group of more than 350 corporate and securities lawyers brings together the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions as well as provide savvy yet practical counsel on day-to-day operations.