PHILADELPHIA (May 1, 2023) – Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP is pleased to announce that Mark E. Berg has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate and Securities Department and will serve as Chair of the firm’s Tax Practice Group.
Berg brings with him more than 35 years of experience advising clients on the federal, New York State, New York City and international tax and business aspects of a variety of complex domestic and cross-border transactions as well as handling high-stakes federal, New York State and New York City tax controversies. Berg succeeds Lawrence Arem in the role. Arem, who has been with the firm for 43 years, will remain an active and important part of the tax group.
“Mark and I started our careers together over 35 years ago and I am thrilled to be reunited with him. He brings a wealth of experience — especially, with his New York concentration — to our firm,” said Keith Kaplan, a partner in the Corporate and Securities Department and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “The firm has had the pleasure of working with him on several recent transactions and we know his excellent standard of work.”
“I’m excited to join forces with Klehr Harrison and bring a fresh perspective to this already strong practice area,” said Berg. “I look forward to complementing and supplementing the high level of service now being provided to Klehr’s clients and see a lot of potential for further enhancement of Klehr’s transactional and tax controversy capabilities.”
“We are fortunate to add such a talented lawyer like Mark to our team,” added Managing Partner Brad Krouse. “Mark expands the breadth and depth of both our tax group and our New York office.”
Berg has decades of experience applying his broad and deep knowledge of the tax law and his understanding of business transactions to come up with creative and effective approaches to achieving clients’ business objectives in a tax-efficient manner. He has guided business entities and high-net-worth individuals through the federal, New York and international tax rules applicable to their domestic and cross-border transactions involving, for example, corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, investment funds, limited liability companies, S corporations, real estate investment trusts and debt workouts.
In tax controversy matters, Berg has extensive experience representing individuals and entities at the audit stage, at the administrative appeals or conciliation level and where necessary at trial and on appeal. His thorough approach in these matters has been highly successful in a wide range of federal tax controversy matters involving domestic and international tax issues as well as New York State and New York City tax controversy matters.
In addition to his practice, Berg is a frequent author and lecturer on a variety of tax-related topics. He has been a co-editor of the Business Entities Journal’s International Taxation Department, the pass-through entities columnist and a member of the Board of Advisors and Contributors of the Journal of S Corporation Taxation, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Journal of Limited Liability Companies.
He received his J.D. from the Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and was awarded the Robert Noxon Toppan Prize in Constitutional Law, and his B.S., summa cum laude with honors, from Pennsylvania State University.