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Greenberg Traurig’s Michelle Ferreira, Brad Marsh, and Courtney Hopley Speak at Marcum's 2019 Year-End Tax Forum

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 21, 2019 – Michelle Ferreira, Brad Marsh, and Courtney Hopley of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the Marcum 2019 Year-End Tax Forum, Dec. 3 in Costa Mesa, and Dec. 4 in San Francisco.

Hosted by Marcum, LLP and Greenberg Traurig, the seminar focuses on tax planning for 2020 and beyond. Speakers include attorneys, accountants, and thought leaders in the tax industry. Topics include state, local, and international tax reforms.

On December 3 and 4, Ferreira, Marsh, and Hopley will participate as panelists in a session titled, “2019 Year-End Tax Forum.” Panelists will discuss the new tax law provisions and revisions. Ferreira, Marsh, and Hopley will focus their remarks on individual and business taxation, including exit strategies, estate and gift tax updates, recent developments in state and local taxation, and international tax strategies.

Ferreira, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices and a member of the firm’s Tax Practice, counsels individuals, partnerships, estates and corporations in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax agencies, including the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, the Employment Development Department and county assessment appeals boards. As a former tax litigator for the Internal Revenue Service, Ferreira brings unique experience to clients who have complex and sensitive tax and penalty disputes. She represents clients before the IRS, and state and local tax agencies at the audit, collection, appeals and litigation stages.

Marsh, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s San Francisco office and co-chair of the firm’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice, focuses his practice on tax controversy matters, including property, sales, payroll, business license, employment, franchise, parcel, district, documentary transfer, transient occupancy, utility user, income, parking, gift and estate taxes. He serves as a co-chair of the State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice. Marsh represents clients in audits, litigation and administrative hearings, as well as analyzing transactions and business models, and developing strategies for legislative resolutions.

Hopley, of counsel in Greenberg Traurig’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Tax Practice, represents clients in federal and state tax controversies before the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board at the audit, collection, appeals and litigation stages. She works on tax controversy matters involving partnerships, corporations, individuals, real estate and penalty disputes. Hopley also has experience in tax planning involving entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganization transactions.

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 approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.