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Margaret J. Weil has experience in tax planning and other tax aspects of private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and other commercial transactions. She advises domestic and international corporations, partnerships, and high-net-worth individuals on a broad range of tax matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A, securities offerings, restructurings, tax compliance, and the federal, state, and international tax developments that affect their transactions and ongoing business operations.

In particular, she focuses her practice on representing tax equity investors, lenders, sponsors and developers in the renewable and alternative energy space, and advises these clients on the tax aspects of their transaction structures, federal income tax credits and other tax incentives—particularly those relating to wind and solar.


  • Tax equity
  • Renewable energy
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Cross-border tax planning
  • Partnership taxation
  • Corporate taxation
  • Energy
  • Real estate investment trusts



  • Represented public and private companies, including family businesses and start-up companies, in tax aspects of strategic mergers and acquisitions and general U.S. federal and state and local tax and structuring matters.°
  • Represented private equity funds in tax aspects of acquisition and divestiture transactions.°
  • Represented medical device companies in tax aspects of acquiring new technology.°
  • Represented an insurance, investment, and retirement solutions provider in the acquisition of a benefits technology company.°
  • Represented the target in sale of a European data analytics company to a U.S. technology services company.°
  • Represented the target in a US$100 million sale of a U.S. renewable energy developer to a multinational energy company.°
  • Represented an electric power company in tax aspects of a US$18.4 billion transaction to acquire a Texas utility in connection with a reorganization of an electric utility company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.°
  • Represented a solar energy company in tax aspects of several securitizations of cash flows from distributed solar generation systems.°
  • Represented a South American electric utility company in tax aspects of a corporate reorganization transaction of US$22 billion of assets.°
  • Represented lenders in tax aspects of in a US$216 million construction loan and letter of credit facility for a 151MW wind project.°
  • Represented a non-U.S. pension fund manager in tax aspects of financing an investment in portfolio of several cash equity funds comprised of 38,000 solar systems in the United States.°
  • Represented an international infrastructure firm in tax aspects of financing of a U.S. toll road in deal valued at $600 million.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Weil prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Minnesota Monthly, "Top Lawyers in Minnesota," 2023
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Tax Law, 2022-2024
  • Board Member, Coffee House Press, 2018-2021
  • Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2016
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2012
  • B.A., cum laude, New York University, 2009
  • Minnesota
  • New York