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Greenberg Traurig Lands Ex-NYC Tax Commission President

Greenberg Traurig LLP has nabbed a former president of the New York City Tax Commission to serve as a shareholder in the firm's tax practice, the firm said on Thursday.

Glenn Newman, whose experience in the public sector has included numerous positions within New York City and New York state government, 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.

Prior to his 13-year tenure with the New York City Tax Commission, Newman was a partner at Roberts & Holland LLP for eight years. Before that, he served as a deputy commissioner for the Audit and Enforcement Division at the New York City Department of Finance, where he was responsible for developing tax policy and for all aspects of the audit process.

Newman also previously served as 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 and litigated matters involving both New York City and state taxes.

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