Edward Tanenbaum - Alston & Bird LLP

Edward Tanenbaum

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Edward Tanenbaum is co-chair of the firm’s Federal & International Tax Group and a member of the firm’s Global Services & Strategies Committee. Mr. Tanenbaum’s practice consists primarily of planning and structuring tax efficient solutions for cross-border business transactions and investments by foreign multinational corporations and high net worth individuals including through the use of double tax treaties. He has also advised on the various U.S. anti-deferral tax regimes in connection with the offshore investments of U.S. multinationals, citizens and resident aliens; counseled on corporate inversions; and advised on numerous international and cross-border joint ventures, acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations. Mr. Tanenbaum focuses his overseas practice primarily on the D-A-CH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and the Benelux countries and is a member of the firm's German Practice Team (CV auf Deutsch). 

Mr. Tanenbaum has made significant contributions to the drafting of the U.S. tax regulations affecting withholding taxes on payments of U.S. income to nonresident aliens and foreign corporations and has been instrumental in the creation of the IRS “Qualified Intermediary” regime applicable to foreign financial institutions. He has counseled extensively on the new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regime and also advises regularly on international cross-border tax enforcement matters. 

Mr. Tanenbaum has been consistently recognized by Chambers USAInternational Tax ReviewThe Best Lawyers in America andSuper Lawyers

Queens CollegeBA 1971Fordham UniversityJ.D. 1974Fordham UniversityLL.M 1980
American College of Tax Counsel

Case History

  • U.S. tax counsel to one of the largest, foreign multinational financial services groups.
  • U.S. tax counsel to a major European banking association on U.S. tax regulations affecting foreign member banks.
  • Represents a number of significant European, multinational companies with respect to U.S. structurings and operations in the U.S.
  • Has initiated a number of Competent Authority tax proceedings with respect to the mitigation of double tax on dual country residents.

Office Location

90 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016-1387
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law