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Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion of Tax Practice with Addition of Michael D. Foster

LOS ANGELES – April 17, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further expanded its Tax Practice with the strategic addition of Michael D. Foster as a shareholder in its Los Angeles office. Foster joins the firm from Venable LLP, where he was a partner in the Tax and Wealth Planning Group.

“We are excited to welcome Michael to our LA team,” Los Angeles co-managing shareholders Jeff E. Scott and Gregory A. Fishman said in a joint statement. “His impressive background both in domestic and international tax matters, general corporate and real estate law, and trust and estate tax matters will make him a tremendous resource to our clients.”

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law from 2016 to 2018, Foster counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to domestic and international tax planning, estate planning, and commercial law. His clients include business enterprises in the fields of media and entertainment, sports, technology, e-commerce, real estate, and other privately-held businesses in a variety of industries. He advises nonprofit and charitable organizations on tax and other legal matters. His clients also include executives, entrepreneurs, family offices, investors, entertainers, authors, athletes, and high-net-worth individuals. He has broad experience advising and structuring start-up companies in film and television production, music, technology, e-commerce, real estate development, branding, licensing, and international trade. He has wide-ranging experience handling inbound and outbound international tax planning for business enterprises and individuals.

“Michael’s sterling reputation, integrity, and experience add depth to our practice and our firm, and we are thrilled that he has joined our growing Tax Practice,” Greenberg Traurig’s Tax Practice co-chairs Barbara Kaplan, William Siegel, and Graham Iversen said in a joint statement. “His involvement in complex international tax matters and his experience in estate planning and real estate matters further bolster our team’s capabilities.”

“I am proud to join Greenberg Traurig and its widely-respected team of tax attorneys,” Foster said. “I was drawn to the firm’s global platform, which I believe will serve my clients well and enable me to continue to grow my practice, specifically in the areas of international tax and estate planning.”

Foster received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, where he graduated cum laude. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.

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’s Los Angeles Office

Greenberg Traurig's multidisciplinary team of lawyers in Los Angeles has the experience and relationships required to meet the increasingly complex legal needs of global corporations, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, and artists. Attorneys provide litigation, corporate and securities, media and entertainment, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, and bankruptcy services to our clients.

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 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.