SAN FRANCISCO, November 17, 2015: Morgan Lewis continues to strengthen its comprehensive tax services with the addition of Gregory Hartker, who joins the firm today as a partner in San Francisco. Mr. Hartker, who focuses on US and global corporate and partnership tax issues, adds depth to the team’s international planning and transfer pricing capability. He was previously a leader of the West Coast tax practice at another global law firm.“We are committed to delivering market-leading tax services for our clients—in California and across the globe,” Firm Chair Jami McKeon said. “Greg deepens the cross-border capabilities within our highly regarded destination tax practice whose lawyers collaborate across the United States, Europe, and Asia.”
Mr. Hartker’s broad practice covers both taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt instruments, and partnership and LLC structuring and operating issues. He combines this experience with an extensive international tax background, including areas involving Subpart F, Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFIC), foreign tax credits, withholding, treaty issues, cost sharing, and cross-border transfer pricing. Mr. Hartker assists clients with investment fund structuring and represents investors in such funds. Additionally, he advises clients on the tax aspects of financial instruments including notional principal contracts and other derivative products and he played a key role in the development of the next generation of standard derivatives documentation following the enactment of the Dodd Frank Act.
“We are thrilled to welcome Greg, a lawyer with a deep range of experience in key areas that are in high demand by our clients,” Morgan Lewis tax leader Barton W. S. Bassett said. “Greg is well regarded in the tax community in California and across the West Coast of the United States, and his arrival complements the considerable strengths of our team.”