PRACTICE AREAS


Mayer Greenberg practices tax law, providing advice to domestic and foreign investors on the tax implications of joint ventures; mergers, reorganizations and restructurings. The tax classification of clients and nature of transaction structures include partnerships, corporations that are members of consolidated and affiliated groups, U.S. and non-U.S. investors, and other entities with “special” tax designations.

Mr. Greenberg has particular experience in transactions involving real estate and energy-related assets. He advises REITs and clients with tax-exempt or other special status regarding the tax consequences of their investment strategies and other activities, often including non-U.S. investors with tax sensitivities in multiple tax jurisdictions. Mr. Greenberg’s clients have included financial institutions, securities underwriters, real estate developers, private equity funds and other clients in the capital markets. Mr. Greenberg also works extensively with our Personal Client Services group and the Litigation group providing tax advice to clients involved in succession planning for, and division of, family owned businesses, primarily in the real estate sector. 


HONORS & AWARDS

Mr. Greenberg has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States for his work in tax. He has also been listed as a "New York Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers.


SPEECHES & EVENTS

  • Panelist, "Tax-Related Tips for Real Estate LLC and LLP Agreements: Capital Commitments, Tax Allocations and Distributions, and More," Strafford Publications CLE: Real Estate Joint Ventures, March 1, 2017
  • Speaker, "Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions," Real Estate Board of New York Education Classes, 2011, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, REITs: Common Pitfalls and Fixes Checklist, Practical Law Company's Online REIT Primer, March 2011 (with updates)
  • Co-author, "Workout Tax Issues," Workout Manager's Manual, Warren, Gorham & Lamont
  • Contributor, Real Estate Investment Trusts (supplement), Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1997

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York, 1990


EDUCATION

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1989

B.S., summa cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1985