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Akerman Expands Tax Practice Group with Three Partners in Three Weeks

Top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP is pleased to announce that it has continued its rapid expansion of its Tax Practice Group with partner Philip Weingold in New York. Weingold focuses his practice on federal, state, local, and international tax and corporate matters. His arrival shortly follows the addition of Tax partners Lorie Fale in Miami and the addition of John Buckun in Chicago.

"Philip's extensive experience will make him an instrumental addition to our quickly growing Tax group," said Peter Larsen, Chair of the Tax Practice Group. "His wealth of knowledge on a wide of range tax matters will greatly strengthen our client capabilities and national presence."

Weingold represents limited liability companies, partnerships, public and private corporations, joint ventures, and individuals in a variety of industries and commercial sectors, including media, commercial and investment banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, hospitality, consulting, cybersecurity, medical device, apparel, investment management, insurance, and financial services.

Weingold regularly counsels clients with respect to general partnership and corporate taxation, individual tax planning, public and private offerings (including SPACs), mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture arrangements, restructurings, Section 1202 qualified small business stock structuring and transactions, asset-backed transactions and executive compensation planning. He also has experience with private equity funds, hedge funds, insurance dedicated funds and qualified opportunity zone funds, including fund formations, the structuring of portfolio investments, and tax planning for foreign and tax-exempt investors.

About Akerman

Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized among the most forward-thinking firms in the industry by Financial Times. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth.

Akerman’s Tax Practice Group advises domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, individuals and nonprofit institutions on a wide range of international, federal and state and local tax issues, tax audits and tax litigation. The group represents clients in complex transactions and creates tax efficient structures and innovative solutions. Akerman also provides tax planning services associated with in-bound and out-bound investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, and serves as counsel to foreign companies and individual investors looking to do business in the United States.

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