TAMPA, Fla. – July 8, 2016 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. today announced the addition of Shareholder Jim Lang to its Tampa office. Lang is a corporate and tax attorney who focuses his practice on facilitating federal and state tax credit incentives designed to promote the revitalization and economic development of communities in Florida and nationally.
Experienced in the New Markets Tax Credits program, Lang assists borrowers, community development entities, and investors in securing tax credits for qualifying projects. He also has significant experience handling tax credits for affordable housing, renewable energy, and historic rehabilitation. Thus far, in 2016, Lang has closed or is facilitating more than $400 million in tax credits for various projects involving corporate and nonprofit expansions, renovations, and new developments.
“This is a great opportunity to leverage Greenberg Traurig’s national platform to expand my growing practice,’’ Lang said. “With future tax credit allocations expected to increase, I look forward to utilizing my experience and knowledge to enhance Greenberg Traurig’s business in this area by partnering with developers, financial institutions, and companies throughout the United States.’’
Lang has broad experience working with investor, lender, and business clients throughout the structuring and transaction process. He is known for guiding clients through complicated tax and compliance issues, and identifying strategic opportunities to utilize tax credit enhancements.
“We are very pleased to have Jim join our team,’’ said David B. Weinstein, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office. “His background and experience will provide invaluable counsel to both existing and future clients seeking to use tax credits to achieve their business objectives. For Greenberg Traurig, this is another example of how we provide value and strive to be a one-stop shop for our clients’ legal needs.’’
Lang received an LL.M. from the University of Florida and a law degree from Florida State University. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and the American Bar Association Tax Credits and Tax Equity Financing Committee. He is admitted to practice both in Florida and New York.
Also joining Lang at Greenberg Traurig is his associate, Justin Mayor.
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