Former President of the New York Tax Commission Glenn Newman Joins Greenberg Traurig

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Tax Practice with the addition of Glenn Newman as shareholder in the New York City office. Newman previously served as president of the New York City Tax Commission.

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Tax Practice with the addition of Glenn Newman as shareholder in the New York City office. Newman previously served as president of the New York City Tax Commission.

Newman will focus his practice on tax planning and controversy matters involving state and local taxes including personal income tax, corporate tax, sales tax, and real property transfer taxes. His experience complements Greenberg Traurig’s premier Real Estate, Land Use and Government Law & Policy practices that work together providing one-stop service for developer clients.

“Glenn Newman is a highly regarded, knowledgeable, and consummate tax professional and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to Greenberg Traurig,” said Barbara T. Kaplan, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Tax Practice as well as chair of the New York Tax Practice.

“I look forward to working alongside an esteemed team of attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s Tax Practice, with a broad network and platform that will enable me to provide strategic services for my clients,” said Newman.

Until his appointment and confirmation by the City Council as president of the Tax Commission, Newman was a partner in a tax law firm. Before that, Newman served as the deputy commissioner for Audit and Enforcement at the New York City Department of Finance, where he was responsible for not only developing tax policy, but also for all aspects of the audit process. Prior to working in the Finance Department, Newman was chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Division in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York where he drafted legislation and regulations as well as litigated matters involving both New York City and State taxes.

Since March, Greenberg Traurig has strategically grown its Tax Practice with the addition of Linda L. D’Onofrio as shareholder and John Kaufmann as of counsel in New York as well as Jennifer H. Weiss as shareholder in Boston. Additionally, the firm has expanded its Tax Practice in California with the addition of property tax shareholders C. Stephen Davis and Cris K. O’Neall in its Orange County office.

Newman holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. from The State University of New York at Albany.

About Greenberg Traurig's Tax Practice
To stay competitive in today's global marketplace, international companies must seek out greater efficiency in their tax planning and compliance, including coordinating tax decisions from country to country. For U.S. operations, an environment of increased scrutiny – including passage of more restrictive legislation and a spike in audit activity at every level – is quickly becoming the norm, likewise spurring a need for greater self-evaluation and for more frequent representation in controversies and litigation with tax authorities. Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary tax team works closely with clients to address these and other tax planning needs, as well as tax controversies and litigation issues.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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