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Greenberg Traurig Continues Growth in New York with Addition of James S.H. Null

NEW YORK (July 10, 2014) – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, continues to strengthen its transactional practice in New York with the addition of James S.H. Null as of counsel in its Tax and Global practices. Null joins Greenberg Traurig from Reed Smith.

Null’s practice is concentrated in U.S. federal tax matters, including U.S. inbound and outbound investments, domestic and international tax planning for corporate and partnership transactions, and private equity investments and structures using U.S. and non-U.S. treaty networks. He is experienced in advising U.S. media companies on foreign and domestic investments, and non-U.S. investors on inbound media investments and joint ventures. He also advises U.S. and non-U.S. entertainment clients (from both a production and talent side) on U.S. and international entertainment transactions, productions and events.  Additionally, Null has advised clients on alternative energy, shipping, bankruptcy and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property transactions.

Jamie’s extensive experience in a wide range of U.S. federal tax matters bolsters our global Tax Practice and brings a new dimension to the firm’s experience in this area. He will make an immediate impact,” said Barbara Kaplan, chair of the New York Tax Practice.

Nancy Mitchell, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York office, added “The addition of Jamie continues to build on our strong transactional practice in New York. His international experience further enhances our ability to offer clients top-tier counsel on cross-border matters. We welcome him to the firm.”

Jamie’s addition to the New York office exemplifies our firm’s commitment to attracting top-quality lawyers and adapting to clients’ needs,” said Stephen Rabinowitz, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York office. “His experience advising clients on international, entertainment, private equity and real estate transactions will continue to strengthen our ability to advise clients on these matters.”

Null holds an LL.M., from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He was also a law clerk for the Honorable Eliezer Rivlin of the Supreme Court of Israel.

Null joins on the heels of other recent hires in New YorkCorporate & Securities and Financial Regulatory and Compliance practices;  William Mack III from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in the Government Law & Policy and Financial Regulatory and Compliance practices; Ron Deutsch and Nicole Perez from Akin Gump and Allen & Overy, respectively, in the Corporate M&A PracticePhilip Weingold from Kramer Levin in the Corporate and Tax practices; Wendy Li from Patton Boggs in the Corporate & Securities Practice; and Carl Riley, a tax attorney, from Skadden in the REIT Practice. Null also joins former Reed Smith colleagues Tom Ara and Robert Sherman who recently joined Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment and Media Practice in the Los Angeles office.

Greenberg Traurig – 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 our clients to address these and other tax planning needs, as well as tax controversies and litigation issues.