New York, December 1, 2008 - Davis & Gilbert LLP, the world's number one marketing communications law firm, announced that Brian R. Gallagher has joined the firm as a Tax Partner.
Mr. Gallagher's diverse practice focuses on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues arising in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and corporate restructurings, as well as transactions involving investment, operating, and foreign partnerships and limited liability companies. Additionally, he provides guidance on compensation matters for public, closely-held and start-up companies.
During his three decades of practice, Mr. Gallagher has represented clients in tax controversy matters in the United States Tax Court, as well as in administrative proceedings at all levels within the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State and New York City Departments of Taxation and Finance.
"Brian is a recognized and respected expert in tax law and his depth of experience and intellect make him a tremendous asset to our firm," said managing partner, Michael D. Ditzian. "During this time of economic uncertainty, Brian's vast knowledge of the tax issues arising in connection with investments, divestitures and corporate restructurings will be invaluable to our clients."
Mr. Gallagher, together with Stephen P. Foley, will lead the expansion of the firm's tax practice. Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Gallagher served as Chair of the Tax, Trusts, and Estates Practice at Thelen LLP.
About Davis & Gilbert LLP
Davis & Gilbert has been synonymous with marketing communications law and is widely regarded as the #1 marketing communications law firm in the world. Today, the firm represents a vast array of the leading advertising, marketing, digital, technology and media services companies, as well as many of the top global brand marketers, on a worldwide basis. Other areas in which the firm focuses include middle market M&A, labor & employment, litigation, office and retail leasing, intellectual property, and private client services. Our strong sense of identity and culture, as well as our independence, has allowed us to continue to provide the highest level of service within our areas of strategic focus.