Harry J. Friedman - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Harry J. Friedman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999
Phone: 954-768-8212

Harry J. Friedman has a wide-ranging experience in the area of general business tax planning, including the formation of joint ventures, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, consolidated tax returns, and mergers and acquisitions of both private and public corporations. In addition, Harry provides advice and counseling to tax exempt organizations including hospitals, private schools, and scientific research organizations on maintaining tax-exempt status, unrelated trade or business income issues, and joint ventures as well as corporate governance issues.

Hobart and William Smith CollegesBA 1971Syracuse University College of LawJ.D. 1974University of Miami School of LawLL.M 1981
Committee on Relations between FICPA and Florida BarAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Partnership and corporate taxation
  • Tax exempt organizations
  • Federal and state taxation

Significant Representations
  • Representation of Brentwood Associates in the acquisition of Soft Surroundings, a direct marketer and specialty retailer of branded apparel, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings.
  • Provided tax counsel for a number of private equity fund acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Provided tax advice to Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc., a privately held company based in Miami and best known for the leading Hispanic brands Café Bustelo® and Café Pilon®, in the $360 million sale of its coffee brands and business operations to The J.M. Smucker Company.
  • Provided tax advice in connection with spin-offs and split-offs of public companies.
  • Provided tax advice in connection with creating limited liability company structures for S corporations' targets.
  • Provided tax advice in connection with the formation of real estate opportunity funds and private equity funds.
  • Represented a tax exempt organization in a merger with another tax exempt organization.
  • Represented a public corporation in connection with its acquisition by a public corporation in a tax-free reorganization.
  • Representation of homebuilders in connection with joint ventures for development of building lots.

Office Location

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law