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Zachary W. Branson is a member of the Public Finance and Infrastructure Group in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. He focuses his practice on public finance matters, including tax-exempt and taxable financings.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Zachary gained experience representing investors, lenders, and borrowers in New Markets Tax Credit transactions, as well as negotiating state and local incentive packages, real estate transactions, and financing agreements.



  • Served as CDE, QALICB, investor, or source lender’s counsel in numerous New Markets Tax Credit transactions for non-profit and for-profit projects.°
  • Represented a power tool manufacturer in connection with a new manufacturing facility, including state, county, and municipal incentive packages, a related bond offering and real estate acquisition.°
  • Represented a lumber company in connection with a new mill development, including negotiating and documenting the real estate acquisition, credit facility, state and local incentive package, and New Markets Tax Credit transaction.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Branson prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2015
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Tax Review
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Mississippi, 2012
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi