The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added shareholder Alejandro M. Ruiz to the Tax Practice Group in San Francisco. Ruiz joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a tax partner in the San Francisco office.

Ruiz focuses his practice on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, recapitalizations and debt and equity restructurings. Additionally, he has extensive experience in formulating executive compensation arrangements. Ruiz has also assisted in the formation of non-profit organizations and provided on-going counsel to those organizations.

“Alex is an excellent addition to our California and Global Tax Practice,” said Martin Kalb, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Tax Group. “His background and technical experience in advising on tax issues in complex business and private equity transactions makes him an incredible asset to serve our corporate clients in San Francisco and in our domestic and foreign offices. We are excited to welcome Alex to our team and we look forward to working with him.”

“We are thrilled to have Alex join our San Francisco office,” said Michelle Ferreira managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s San Francisco office. “Alex is an exceptional and specialized tax attorney who will add depth and expertise to our growing Tax Practice and he will further our firm’s strategic plan in growing our private equity corporate practice.”

Ruiz, along with Charles Birenbaum who also joined Greenberg Traurig today as the Chair of Northern California from Winston & Strawn, are the most recent hires in Greenberg Traurig’s strategic expansion of its Northern California offices. Other additions include: Litigation shareholder Carolyn McNiven, Tax shareholder Bradley R. Marsh, and Corporate and Securities shareholder R. Bruce Steinert, Jr. in San Francisco; Intellectual Property shareholder William S. Coats in Silicon Valley; and over a half dozen of counsel and associates since January 1, 2013. Greenberg Traurig has five offices and almost 200 attorneys in California.


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