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Seth J. Entin is a Tax shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office. He focuses his practice on the international taxation of high-net-worth individuals and families, international corporate taxation, Internal Revenue Service international tax audits, and Internal Revenue Service voluntary disclosures.

With more than 23 years of experience, Seth has earned numerous accolades. In 2016, he was recognized as “Miami Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law by The Best Lawyers in America guide. He has also been recognized by Chambers USAAmerica’s Leading Business Lawyers guide since 2007. Seth is currently ranked Band 1 in Tax for Florida and has been noted by Chambers for his “practical approach” and “strong knowledge base” that is always “focused on achieving the best possible results.”

Seth has written for Tax Notes, Tax Notes International, Bloomberg Tax & Accounting and Law 360, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of international taxation at the University of Miami School of Law and has served as Director of International Tax Law for The Florida Bar Tax Section.

A fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, Seth regularly speaks at national and international tax conferences, including before the American Bar Association (ABA), International Bar Association (IBA), International Fiscal Association (IFA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and The Florida Bar. He also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Planning for non-U.S. individuals investing into the United States.
  • Planning for non-U.S. families with descendants living in the United States.
  • Pre-immigration planning for non-U.S. individuals and families arriving to the United States.
  • Planning for U.S. individuals who are living, working, or investing abroad or expatriating from the United States.
  • Planning for non-U.S. companies establishing operations in the United States.
  • Planning for U.S. companies establishing operations abroad.
  • Planning for International mergers and acquisitions, as well as other corporate transactions and restructurings.
  • Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in its $2.3 billion acquisition of Mexican pharmaceutical giant Representaciones e Investigaciones Medicas S.A. de C.V (Rimsa) through a series of debt-free and cash-free deals. Teva received a portfolio of affiliated products, companies, intellectual property, pharmaceutical patents in Latin America and Europe.
  • Represented OPKO Health, Inc. in the $1.47 billion negotiation of a definitive merger agreement with Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
  • Represented International Exchange Inc. in its first major investment in Israel.
  • Represents individuals and entities before the Internal Revenue Service in international tax audits.
  • Assists individuals who have failed to report foreign income or assets come into compliance with the Internal Revenue Service.

Recognition & Leadership

  • ITR World Tax, Tax Leader, 2020
  • Who’s Who Legal: Florida, Corporate Tax 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2007-2019, 2022
    • "Miami Lawyer of the Year" in Tax Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Chambers USA, 2007-2021
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Tax - International Tax, 2009, 2011 and 2013-2018
    • Tax - U.S. Taxes - Non-Contentious, 2017-2018
  • Latin Lawyer 250, Tax, 2014, 2017
  • Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A, 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Chambers Latin America, Corporate/M&A, 2011 and 2013
  • Team Member, "Corporate & Finance - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)," Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010
  • Team Member, "Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)," Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
  • Rated, Martindale-Hubbell°

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Florida Bar, Tax Section
    • Director, International Tax, 2008-2017
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review
    • Dean's Honor Scholarship
    • Book Awards in: Special Topics in Florida Law, Federal Income Tax I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, Labor Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure I, Taxation of Business Entities
  • M.P.A., Barry University
  • M.B.A., Barry University
  • B.T.L., Talmudic University
    • Fellowship in Talmudic Law
Admissions
  • Florida