Edward Tanenbaum is co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Federal & International Tax Group and a member of its Global Services & Strategies Committee. Edward’s practice consists primarily of planning and structuring tax-efficient solutions for cross-border business transactions and investments by foreign multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals, including through the use of double tax treaties.
He has also advised on the various U.S. anti-deferral tax regimes in connection with the offshore investments of U.S. multinationals, citizens and resident aliens; counseled on corporate inversions; and advised on numerous international and cross-border joint ventures, acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations.
Edward has made significant contributions to the drafting of the U.S. tax regulations affecting withholding taxes on payments of U.S. income to nonresident aliens and foreign corporations and has been instrumental in the creation of the IRS “Qualified Intermediary” regime applicable to foreign financial institutions.
He has counseled extensively on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regime and also advises regularly on international cross-border tax enforcement matters.
Edward is a frequent speaker at various tax conferences and regularly publishes articles on international tax topics. He is a Director of the International Tax Institute as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association.
Bar Admissions : New York
- New York University (LL.M., 1980)
- Fordham University (J.D., 1974)
- Queens College (B.A., 1971)
- American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
- International Fiscal Association, USA Steering Committee
- International Tax Institute, past president and current director
- American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Sections on Taxation)
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