BOSTON/DENVER (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has brought Matthias Edrich on as a shareholder to join the firm’s Tax practice and to support the Public Finance practice. He is based in the Boston and Denver offices but serves clients nationally. Edrich advises state and local governments and nonprofit and for-profit clients concerning federal tax treatment of municipal bonds and corporate securities offerings, tax credit matters and has significant experience representing issuers in connection with Internal Revenue Service audits of tax advantaged financings. He also advises clients in connection with 501(c)(3) and other types of tax exemption applications concerning the formation of nonprofit corporations. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Edrich served as tax partner at a national law firm.
“We are pleased to welcome a recognized leader in the tax and public finance areas,” said Terence P. McCourt, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office. “Matthias’ experience and legal knowledge are a great asset to our clients.”
Edrich also has experience providing tax advice with respect to financings for traditional state and local governmental facilities, hospitals and senior living facilities, development districts, student loans, residential rental housing facilities, manufacturing facilities, alternative energy and solid waste facilities, transportation, schools, libraries and fire districts. He has assisted with structuring New Market Tax Credit and Low Income Housing Tax Credit financings and financings relating to the investment tax credit and production tax credit for alternative energy projects. He frequently represents issuers in connection with Internal Revenue Service audits relating to tax-exempt bonds.
“Matthias brings a great deal of experience in tax-exempt financing and exempt organizations,” explains David G. Palmer, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office. “He has significant national reach in these areas of law, he understands our clients’ tax and financing needs, and will further support the firm’s strong reputation as a national leader in tax and public finance law.”
Edrich earned his LL.M. in Tax, his J.D. and MBA from the University of Denver and his B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Edrich currently serves as Vice Chair of the Tax Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He also served as an officer for the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter and provides general legal advice to German organizations interested in conducting business in the United States. Edrich is fluent in German and worked and lived near Munich, Germany.
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’s diverse backgrounds and prior experience working in private industry and government, the attorneys have the capabilities necessary to develop practical legal services to meet the challenges faced by individuals and public and private companies, entities and institutions.
Greenberg Traurig’s Public Finance Practice has served the needs of state and local issuers, underwriters, credit providers, bondholders, and conduit borrowers throughout the United States for more than 30 years in many areas of public finance. The firm currently has 43 attorneys in the Public Finance Practice in its Atlanta, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tallahassee, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach offices.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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