Steptoe Expands Tax Group, Private Client Team in New York with Zvi Hahn

(August 1, 2016, New York) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that Zvi Hahn has joined the firm’s Tax Group as a partner.  Mr. Hahn’s arrival continues the expansion of Steptoe’s private client practice in New York which welcomed partner Beth Tractenberg and of counsel Jasmine Campirides in 2015.

Mr. Hahn has a broad tax practice covering international tax planning for US and foreign corporations and individuals, international financing and derivative transactions, financial instruments, subpart F and passive foreign investment company issues and US real estate investments.  Mr. Hahn has advised multinational groups with respect to structuring and restructuring of their international operations and with respect to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing transactions.  He has also advised numerous investment funds and hedge funds in connection with various tax matters relating to their formation, operations and investment and trading activities.

In addition, Mr. Hahn has significant experience representing high net worth individuals and families with respect to international tax planning, including immigration to, or expatriation from, the United States.  At Steptoe, he will join a private client team whose clients include royal families, private equity and hedge fund managers, and some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business owners.  He will also be reuniting with Ms. Tractenberg, with whom he previously worked at another firm.

“Zvi is a versatile tax planning practitioner with an entrepreneurial bent who adds an important depth to our Tax Group in New York,” said Steptoe Chair Phil West.  “The arrival of Zvi creates synergies with our trusts and estates practice, and expands the capabilities we offer our corporate, real estate and regulatory clients.”

Mr. Hahn commented:  “Steptoe’s esteemed Tax Group, which consistently receives top rankings in the legal directories, provides me with a platform of deep expertise and breadth to grow my practice.  Plus, I’m really looking forward to working with Beth again in representing high net worth individuals with their personal and business legal needs.”

Steptoe’s Tax Group brings clients decades of consulting, transactional, and advocacy experience in all substantive areas of federal and state taxation.  The team includes former senior government officials from congressional offices, the IRS, Treasury, and the Justice Department, who have vast experience in sophisticated tax planning, audit, and controversy work.  The highly regarded group has earned rankings and recommendations from the prestigious legal directories Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500, among other publications.  Along with Ms. Tractenberg and Ms. Campirides, the private client team includes Mr. West, Bob Rizzi, who serves as co-chair of Steptoe’s Tax Group with Lisa Zarlenga, Suzy McDowell, Aaron Nocjar, Amanda Varma and Catherine Wilkinson.

Mr. Hahn was recognized in The Legal 500 United States in 2015 for tax and is an adjunct professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, where he has taught the course “International Tax” since 2003.

Mr. Hahn was born and raised in Israel and received his B.A. in economics and LL.B. in law, both magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University.  He served as a staff sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces and then worked at an Israeli law firm for four years before relocating to New York to continue his education in law.  He earned his J.S.D. and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

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