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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand Private Equity and Tax Practices, Adds Niya Tang

Firm’s Strategy is to Provide Specialty Support to Corporate Clients

NEW YORK Dec. 20, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP once again strategically grows its Private Equity and Tax practices with the addition of Niya Tang in its New York office, as a shareholder. Tang joins from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel where she was special counsel.

Tang advises clients on the tax aspects of private equity funds, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and financing transactions. She represents both sponsors and investors on a wide range of U.S. and international tax matters relating to both inbound and outbound investments.

“We proactively recruit and hire talented lawyers, like Niya, in response to our clients’ needs,” said Alan I. Annex, who serves as co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Corporate Practice from the firm’s New York office. “Niya’s tax expertise regarding private equity deals that will help us to continue executing our strategy of providing specialty support to corporate clients.” 

“Niya brings a wealth of experience advising clients in various transactions and further enhances Greenberg Traurig’s private equity tax offerings in the U.S. and internationally,” said Barbara T. Kaplan, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Tax Practice, who also sits in the  New York office. “The addition of Niya underscores our firm’s commitment of strategically hiring lawyers to serve our clients.”

“In the New York office, we continuously strengthen our capabilities with the addition of top-tier practitioners, like Niya, as part of our ongoing commitment to meet and exceed client expectations,” said Stephen L. Rabinowitz, managing shareholder of the New York office and chair of the New York Real Estate Practice. “Niya’s transactional tax expertise is a value add for our private equity clients and we welcome her to the firm.”

“I was attracted to Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary approach and the opportunity to collaborate across practices with a talented team of lawyers to provide clients with one-stop, seamless service,” Tang said.

Tang received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, where she was editor of Hastings International & Comparative Law Review. She received her LL.M. from New York University School of Law and was the recipient of the Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award for Distinction in LL.M. Taxation Program. 

Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice utilizes the collective experience and resources of the firm to help clients achieve their goals.  An experienced team of private equity attorneys leverages the firm’s unique geographic platform and extensive range of practice and industry capabilities across the firm, which distinguishes Greenberg Traurig from other large firms. Click here to learn more about Greenberg Traurig's Equity Practice.

About Greenberg Traurig's 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 clients to address these and other tax planning needs, as well as tax controversies and litigation issues.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.