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Blake Martin focuses her practice on federal, international, multistate, and local tax planning and implementation for both U.S. and foreign companies. She regularly structures, drafts, and negotiates complex joint ventures throughout the United States and has experience advising clients on tax efficient structuring of real estate transactions, REIT formations, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Blake’s tax experience also includes representing clients in federal and state tax controversy matters.


  • Partnership and limited liability company (LLC) formations, transactions and liquidations
  • Drafting and negotiation of partnership and LLC agreements
  • Real estate tax planning, including like kind exchanges and debt workouts
  • REIT formation and taxation
  • Corporate organizations, reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Federal taxation
  • International taxation
  • Texas and State and Local taxation



  • Advised international real estate development fund on tax efficient ownership structure changes involving REITs, SICARs, and pension funds.°
  • Advised Fortune 500 client on significant internal reorganizations involving a complex series of mergers, liquidations, spin-offs, sale-leasebacks, and hybrid debt conversion.°
  • Advised domestic and foreign clients on inbound and outbound IP migrations.°
  • Advised foreign corporation on transfer pricing matters, including drafting a bi-lateral Advance Pricing Agreement. °
  • Represented client in IRS employment audit regarding worker classification.°
  • Advised domestic and foreign clients on income, franchise, and sales tax audits in multiple states.°

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

  • Tax Senior, EY (Ernst & Young), 2009-2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Tax Section
    • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Tax Section
    • Real Estate Section
  • Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Titans of Investing


  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S.B.A., Accounting, University of Tulsa
  • B.A., University of Tulsa
  • Texas