Mayer GreenbergPartner

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Mayer Greenberg advises domestic and foreign investors on the tax implications of joint ventures, mergers, reorganizations and restructurings.

Mayer has particular experience in transactions involving real estate and energy 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 jurisdictions.

His clients have included financial institutions, securities underwriters, real estate developers, private equity funds and other clients in the capital markets. Mayer also works extensively with Stroock’s Personal Client Services and Litigation groups, advising clients on succession planning for, and division of, family-owned businesses, primarily in the real estate sector.

Mayer has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • The Legal 500 United States, Tax—Nationally Recommended

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, “Overview of Opportunity Zones and the Latest Guidance from the Treasury & IRS,” The Riverside Experience Opportunity Zone Conference, New York, NY, November 29, 2018
  • Speaker, “Qualified Opportunity Zones: Pros and Pitfalls,” New York, NY, November 15, 2018
  • Speaker, “REITs: Developments in REIT Conversions, FIRPTA and the 2017 Tax Reform Act,” Strafford Webinar, November 14, 2018
  • Panelist, “Qualified Opportunity Funds,” Stroock Family Office Symposium, New York, NY, November 8, 2018
  • 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


  • Co-author, “Six Burning Questions on the New Qualified Opportunity Zone Guidance,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 6, 2018
  • Co-author, “Qualified Opportunity Funds: Tax Strategies and Opportunities for Real Estate and Other Investors,” Stroock Special Bulletin, August 28, 2018
  • Co-author, “When Opportunity Knocks to Defer Tax on Gains – ‘Qualified Opportunity Funds’,” Stroock Special Bulletin, July 17, 2018
  • Co-author, “Five Provisions of the Tax Reform Act That Will Affect Tax-Exempt Organizations,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 30, 2018
  • Co-author, “Get Out The Backpacks: Carried Interests Must Be Carried For Longer,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 8, 2018
  • Co-author, “The Largest Tax Reform in 30 Years,” Stroock Special Bulletin, December 28, 2017
  • Co-author, “The Senate Tax Reform Bill: Benefits for Some and Burdens for Others,” Stroock Special Bulletin, December 7, 2017
  • Co-author, “Tax Reform: Now it’s the Senate’s Turn,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 10, 2017
  • Co-author, “Mind Your Own (Unrelated) Business!!” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 7, 2017
  • Co-author, “Tax Me Now; Pay Me Later? House Majority Tax Bill Changes to Common Executive Compensation Arrangements and Benefits,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 6, 2017
  • Co-author, “Overview of the Proposed ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ and How it Differs from Current Law,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 6, 2017
  • Co-author, “New IRS Partnership Regulations Shut Down Bottom Guarantees and Significantly Limit Use of Leveraged Partnerships,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 18, 2016
  • Author, “IRS Issues New ‘No Rule’ Area and Related Proposed Regulations: Potential Implications for Regulated Investment Companies,” Stroock Special Bulletin, October 5, 2016
  • Co-author, “REITs Overview,” Practical Law Company, April 2011
  • Co-author, “REITs: Common Pitfalls and Fixes Checklist,” Practical Law Company, April 2011
  • Co-author, REITs: Common Pitfalls and Fixes Checklist, Practical Law Company’s Online REIT Primer, March 2011 (with updates)
  • Co-author, “Housing Act of 2008 Liberalized REIT Rules,” Stroock Special Bulletin, August 2008
  • 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


J.D., Columbia Law School, 1989

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

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