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Robert D Simon

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Robert D. Simon assists clients in the tax ramifications of cross-border transactions. He frequently advises clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and dispositions of public and private companies. Bob has been involved in planning a number of major domestic and international reorganizations and spin-offs. Bob has broad experience in tax planning for U.S. corporations operating abroad, including internal structuring for optimal tax results. His international tax practice is focused on all areas of "outbound" investment - emphasizing foreign tax credit planning, tax deferral, holding companies, the tax-efficient use of debt, the repatriation of foreign earnings, tax treaties, and management of a company's worldwide effective tax rate.

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

The ‘excellentGreenberg Traurig, LLP’ areas of strength include international tax planning, the US federal tax aspects of cross-border M&A and corporate reorganizations, taxation of real estate investments, securities offerings by US and foreign corporations, as well as treaty issues, foreign tax credits and withholding taxes. New York’s Mary Voce heads the practice. Miami’s Seth Entin advised Southern Ports Holdings, which owns a more than 50% interest in the Colombian port operator Compañía de Puertos Asociados (Compas), on the $136.5m sale by the client’s former joint venture partner, Grupo Argos, of its remaining equity interests in Compas to investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs. Miami’s Erika Litvak and Washington DC’s Robert Simon are other names to note.

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US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides transactional, financial, structural and operational tax advice, including on M&A integration, joint ventures, investment funds and leasing issues. Seth Entin in Miami, Manuel Rajunov in Dallas and Noam Lipshitz in Fort Lauderdale advised Viakable on a $300m joint venture between its subsidiary Magnekon and Rea Magnet Wire Company. Entin further acted for Intec Pharma on its $57.7m public offering. Mary Voce leads the practice from her position in New York. Miami-based Ozzie Schindler, real estate taxation lawyer Kenneth Zuckerbrot in New York and transaction tax partner Robert Simon in Denver are also core team members.

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