Greenberg Traurig LLP announced in a press release that noted tax attorney Matthias Edrich has joined the law firm as a shareholder to support the firm’s Public Finance practice. Edrich is based in the Boston and Denver offices but serves clients nationally.
He advises state and local governments and nonprofit and for-profit clients concerning federal tax treatment of municipal bonds and corporate securities offerings, tax credit matters and has significant experience representing issuers in connection with Internal Revenue Service audits of tax advantaged financings. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Edrich served as tax partner at a national law firm.
“We are pleased to welcome a recognized leader in the tax and public finance areas,” said Terence P. McCourt, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office. “Matthias’ experience and legal knowledge are a great asset to our clients.”
Edrich also has experience providing tax advice with respect to financings for traditional state and local governmental facilities. He has assisted with structuring New Market Tax Credit and Low Income Housing Tax Credit financings and financings relating to the investment tax credit and production tax credit for alternative energy projects. He frequently represents issuers in connection with Internal Revenue Service audits relating to tax-exempt bonds.
“Matthias brings a great deal of experience in tax-exempt financing and exempt organizations,” explains David G. Palmer, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office. “He has significant national reach in these areas of law, he understands our clients’ tax and financing needs, and will further support the firm’s strong reputation as a national leader in tax and public finance law.”
He also served as an officer for the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter and provides general legal advice to German organizations interested in conducting business in the United States. Edrich is fluent in German and worked and lived near Munich, Germany.
Edrich earned his LL.M. in Tax, his J.D. and MBA from the University of Denver and his B.S. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Tax Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.