Harry J. Friedman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Harry J. Friedman

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Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.
Phone602.445.8000

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Education
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 602.445.8000
Fax: 602.445.8100
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Harry-J-Friedman
 
University Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.A., 1971
 
Law SchoolSyracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1974; University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1981
 
Admitted1975, District of Columbia (inactive); 1981, Florida; 2001, Arizona
 
Memberships State Bar of Arizona (Member, Tax Section); American Bar Association (Member, Tax Section; Co-Chair, Committee on Proposed Revenue Rulings of S Corporations, 1991-1992; Chair, Sub-Committee on Proposed and Temporary Regulations of S Corporations Committee, 1984-1991); The Florida Bar (Executive Counsel, Tax Section, 1991-1992; Chair, Committee on Corporate Tax, 1986-1988; Co-Chair, Committee on Administration of State Taxes, 1991-1992; Vice-Chair, Committee on Relations between FICPA and Florida Bar).
 
BornSyracuse, New York, October 31, 1949
 
Biography

Harry J. Friedman has a wide-ranging experience in the area of general business tax planning, including the formation of joint ventures, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, consolidated tax returns, and mergers and acquisitions of both private and public corporations. In addition, Harry provides advice and counseling to tax exempt organizations including hospitals, private schools, and scientific research organizations on maintaining tax-exempt status, unrelated trade or business income issues, and joint ventures as well as corporate governance issues.

Areas of Concentration

· Partnership and corporate taxation

· Tax exempt organizations

· Federal and state taxation

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section

· Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section
- Co-Chair, Committee on Proposed Revenue Rulings of S Corporations (1991-1992)
- Chair, Sub-Committee on Proposed and Temporary Regulations of S Corporations Committee (1984-1991)

· The Florida Bar
- Executive Counsel, Tax Section (1991-1992)
- Chair, Committee on Corporate Tax (1986-1988)
- Co-Chair, Committee on Administration of State Taxes (1991-1992)
- Vice-Chair, Committee on Relations between FICPA and Florida Bar

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 1999-2014

· Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category," 2013

· Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate International Category," 2013

· Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion's Award, Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm) for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd.,2013

· Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion's Award, M&A Deal of the Year (over $200mm to $500mm) for Martin Resource Management Corporation ESOP, 2013

· Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champions Awards, Middle-Market Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year and Professional Services, 2012

· Recipient, "Best of the Bar Award" for Tax Law, Phoenix Business Journal, 2005

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Representation of Brentwood Associates in the acquisition of Soft Surroundings, a direct marketer and specialty retailer of branded apparel, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings.

· Provided tax counsel for a number of private equity fund acquisitions and dispositions.

· Provided tax advice to Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc., a privately held company based in Miami and best known for the leading Hispanic brands Café Bustelo® and Café Pilon®, in the $360 million sale of its coffee brands and business operations to The J.M. Smucker Company.

· Provided tax advice in connection with spin-offs and split-offs of public companies.

· Provided tax advice in connection with creating limited liability company structures for S corporations' targets.

· Provided tax advice in connection with the formation of real estate opportunity funds and private equity funds.

· Represented a tax exempt organization in a merger with another tax exempt organization.

· Represented a public corporation in connection with its acquisition by a public corporation in a tax-free reorganization.

· Representation of homebuilders in connection with joint ventures for development of building lots.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Articles

· Mentioned, "Deal Makers: Attorney Works $800 Million Debt Offering," Daily Business Review, August 8, 2012

· Co-Author, "Changes in the Laws Governing Tax Exempts," GT Alert, August 2007

· Co-Author, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: A Primer on Excise Tax Penalties on Foundations and Charitable Trusts," Trusts & Estates, May 2000

· Co-Author, "Florida Nonprofit Corporation Law," The Exempt Organization Tax Review

Speeches

· Speaker, "Intermediate Sanctions," Current Developments Affecting Public Charities, Miami, FL, May 1997

· Speaker, "Ancillary Joint Ventures," Tax Issues for Healthcare Organizations, October 1996

· Speaker, "Conversions of Nonprofit Hospitals," National Health Lawyers Association Annual Health Law Update, June 1996

· Speaker, "Conversions of Nonprofit Hospitals," American Bar Association Health Law Forum, October 1995

 (Also at Fort Lauderdale, Florida Office)

 
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IRS Issues Final Regulations on Deemed Asset Sale Elections Under Code Section 336(e)
Harry J. Friedman,Noam Lipshitz, May 24, 2013
On May 10, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final Treasury regulations under Section 336(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code). Section 336(e) of the Code grants the IRS authority to issue regulations providing for the treatment...


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Harry J. Friedman

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
PhoenixAZ 85016




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