January 28, 2020 – Hughes Hubbard partner Andrew Braiterman has been named chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, one of the country’s premier tax bar groups.
The Tax Section has more than 2,500 members, including leading tax practitioners in New York and Washington, D.C. The Section’s primary function is the preparation and submission to government officials of reports regarding federal tax legislation and regulations, as well as New York State and City tax law. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service officials frequently solicit the Section’s views on significant issues.
The Tax Section also organizes a day-long program of panels on current tax developments at the State Bar’s annual meeting, as well as a summer meeting. The Section's efforts are led by 24 committees. In order to encourage the development of younger lawyers, the Section also sponsors a group for practitioners with fewer than 10 years of experience, which this year will be led by Hughes Hubbard associate Justin Cohen.
Braiterman is chair of Hughes Hubbard's Tax practice and has been advising clients for nearly 40 years. His practice emphasizes the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and aviation finance. He also represents clients on international tax planning, tax issues relating to bankruptcy and debt restructuring, and disputes with federal and state taxing authorities. Braiterman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, both magna cum laude.
Braiterman previously served as vice chair, second vice chair and secretary of the Tax Section. He has been a member of the Section’s executive committee since 2006.
“We congratulate Andy on this honor, which reflects the high regard his peers in the field hold for him,” said Ted Mayer, chair of Hughes Hubbard. “We know he will approach the office of the chair with the same dedication and brilliance he brings to his work every day.”
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