Tax Specialist John Kaufmann Joins Greenberg Traurig in New York

On July 10, 2015, Greenberg Traurig welcomed John Kaufmann as of counsel in the firm’s New York tax practice.  For insight from the firm, see “Investment Opt-Out Rights for Hedge Fund Investors: Regulatory Risks, Operational Challenges and Seven Best Practices (Part Three of Three),” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 45 (Nov. 21, 2013).  Experienced in financial instrument taxation, Kaufmann will focus his practice on international tax; trade structuring and tax risk management; and debt and equity derivatives.  See “Interest Rate Swap Compression for Hedge Fund Managers: Mechanics, Fee Savings, Risk Consequences and Regulatory Context,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 8 (Feb. 26, 2015); and “Eighteen Major Banks Agree to Adopt FSB/ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol that Postpones Exercise of Right to Terminate Derivatives on Bank Counterparty Failure,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 44 (Nov. 20, 2014).

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