Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa Office Adds Tax Attorney Laura A. Hendee

By December 14, 2021 No Comments
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 The Tampa office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. continues to expand to meet client demand with the addition of Associate Laura A. Hendee in the Tax Practice.

Hendee previously served as a tax consultant with Deloitte LLP and as a tax associate with Hendee, McKernan, Schroder, Wilkerson & Hendee P.A. Her experience includes assisting with complex financial investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones, Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses, tax credits, and related state and federal incentive programs. She currently works with funds, investors, lenders, project sponsors, and qualifying businesses to structure these tax incentive programs, along with ancillary governmental and non-governmental financing programs.

“We are excited to welcome Laura to our Tampa office’s successful Tax Practice as she will add additional talent to our nationally focused tax incentive practice,” said David B. Weinstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office and chair of the firm’s national Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice. “We are committed to expanding our team to allow us to meet the increasing demands from clients for top-quality legal services.”

Laura will work closely with Tampa Shareholder James O. Lang, who has closed over $9.5 billion of Qualified Opportunity Funds and ancillary Qualified Opportunity Zone deployment of funds. Jim has also structured several billions of dollars in tax credit incentivized transactions, including New Markets Tax Credits and Section 45Q carbon sequestration projects.

“Greenberg Traurig has been a leader in the developing area of Qualified Opportunity Zones and New Markets Tax Credits, and I am eager to help clients continue to secure this important funding,” Hendee said. “I look forward to contributing to the Tampa office’s continued success and utilizing my experience to assist clients with their most complex tax legal issues.”

Hendee received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and her J.D, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She received her M.S.A. in Taxation and her B.S. in Business Administration summa cum laude, from the University of Miami. Throughout her four years at the University of Miami, Hendee competed as a Division-I scholarship athlete on the university’s Women’s Golf team. In law school, she was a member of the University of Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy.

Hendee is involved in various professional organizations, including the Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, The Florida Bar Association’s Tax and Young Lawyers Sections, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Tax Section and Young Lawyers Division.