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Jim Lang Named to Tampa Bay Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ List

TAMPA – Nov. 2, 2020James O. Lang, a shareholder in the Tampa office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list. The honor recognizes young professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved success in their industries and demonstrate a commitment to bettering Tampa Bay.

This year’s 40 business people were chosen from almost 500 nominations and 215 submissions, according to the publication. To qualify, honorees must reside in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, or Sarasota counties.

Honorees were featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Due to Covid-19, the Business Journal will forgo an in-person event this year.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside other young professionals who are also passionate about their respective industries and the Tampa Bay area,” said Lang, a recognized leader in the national Qualified Opportunity Zone industry and head of the Firm’s Qualified Opportunity Zone task force. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to positively impact our region, and its business community.”

Lang, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Tax Practice, focuses his tax and corporate project finance practice on tax incentive programs, Qualified Opportunity Zone deployment and investment, and Qualified Opportunity Fund financing, tax credits, and related state and federal incentive programs. Lang represents funds, investors, lenders, community development entities, and for-profit and not-for-profit project sponsors in complex transactions where capital stacks require enhancement through incentive financing, including Qualified Opportunity Zone incentives, state and federal new markets tax credits, affordable housing and low-income housing tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and renewable energy tax credits. Lang also represents expansions and relocations of operating businesses as well as real estate development or rehabilitation projects. 

Lang is a member of the Board of Directors of the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, and former chair of the International Committee of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. He also serves as advisor to the Sunshine State Low-Income Community Advocacy Coalition, the Black Farmers Rural Funding Initiative, and the Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater St. Petersburg, Florida.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office represents clients in a broad array of civil and criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts — including complex and high-stakes trials — both in Florida and around the country. Our lawyers also regularly represent clients in labor & employment, real estate, environmental, land development, intellectual property & technology, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, public finance, tax, and other business planning and transactions. We work closely with our Orlando office to offer clients full-service representation in the region, with our five other Florida offices to provide seamless state-wide representation, and with dozens of Greenberg Traurig offices in the United States and abroad to provide clients with both local expertise and global reach. Five Greenberg Traurig Tampa practices are listed as top-tier by U.S. News – Best Law Firms®. Lawyers in our Tampa office are recognized in Chambers and Partners USA Guide, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 United States, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 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. One firm worldwide, GT has been recognized for the 14th consecutive year as having the most attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America, achieved Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification, and identified as Top 30, Best Law Firms in Client Service Performance on BTI’s Client Service A-Team, which is the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.