Miami, Florida - Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that Jeffrey L. Rubinger has joined the firm as a partner. He will practice international tax law.
"As one of the preeminent international tax lawyers in Miami, Jeff will be a tremendous asset to our Tax Group and to our clients," said Bilzin Sumberg's Tax Group Chair, Richard M. Goldstein. "His experience in international taxation, including his knowledge of the laws of various foreign jurisdictions will enhance the Group's existing capabilities, allowing us to broaden our services, particularly to those clients engaged in inbound and outbound investment activities."
Mr. Rubinger has experience in a wide range of transactions involving U.S. taxpayers conducting business overseas and foreign taxpayers doing business in the U.S. He is also well versed in federal, state and local tax issues involving corporate reorganizations, partnerships, and subchapter S corporations, and he has been involved in tax planning for cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international restructurings and joint ventures, and in the use of financial products in cross-border settings.
"Bilzin Sumberg's significant international practice, increased focus on Latin America and quality of its professionals make this a very exciting opportunity," said Mr. Rubinger. "I look forward to strengthening the firm's tax practice with my knowledge of outbound and inbound international tax planning."
Mr. Rubinger has written and spoken extensively on a variety of domestic and international tax topics, including the taxation of financial products, international tax consequences of cancellation of indebtedness income, foreign tax credit planning, tax planning with foreign holding companies, and the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act.
Mr. Rubinger is also an adjunct tax professor at the University of Miami School of Law's LL.M Taxation Program where he has taught classes on advanced international taxation and the taxation of financial products.
Prior to receiving his law degree from the University of Florida, Mr. Rubinger practiced as a certified public accountant at a major accounting firm and holds an inactive certified public accountant license from the state of Florida. Mr. Rubinger also holds a LL.M in Taxation from New York University.
Bilzin Sumberg's Tax Group provides sophisticated tax counseling and representation on issues of state, federal and international significance. The Tax Group's work includes traditional tax planning, representation in tax litigation, estate planning, probate administration, the representation of nonresident aliens and foreign business organizations from Europe, Central America, South America and Asia in their U.S. activities and the representation of U.S. citizens and domestic business organizations in business conducted abroad.
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