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Michael Wiener

DLA Piper LLP
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 400 North
Los Angeles, California 90067
TELEPHONE 310-500-3459
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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • NYU SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D., 2007, LL.M. in Taxation, 2010.
  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, B.A., History, cum laude, 2004.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Associate. DLA Piper, 2017-Present.  Advise clients on tax, real estate and corporate aspects of complex business transactions involving partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and corporations.
  • Attorney. Kessler & Kessler, A Law Corporation, 2013-2017.  Advise clients on complex real estate and tax matters, including acquisitions, financings, and like-kind exchanges.  Represent clients in proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, and U.S. Tax Court.
  • Attorney. The Law Offices of Michael Wiener, Esq., 2012-2013.  Advised clients in the real estate, healthcare and media industries on legal and tax matters.  Tax practice included research and strategy consulting with respect to real estate investments and international transactions. 
  • Deputy City Attorney. Office of The Los Angeles City Attorney, 2012.  Prosecuted misdemeanor crimes committed in the City of Los Angeles.  Duties included trying cases, preparing cases for trial, negotiating plea agreements, drafting briefs and motions, and arguing motions in court.
  • International Tax Consultant (2010-2011) and Senior International Tax Consultant (2011-2012). Deloitte Tax LLP.  Advised clients in the financial services, fashion, software, real estate, and energy industries on international tax matters, including the implementation of tax deferral structures, mergers and acquisitions, formation of investment funds, and multi-national tax planning.
  • Corporate Associate. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 2007-2009.  Represented investment banks, private equity funds, creditor committees and public companies in initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, Chapter 11 proceedings, and corporate compliance issues.
  • Summer Associate. Kaye Scholer LLP, 2006.Intern, The Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein (S.D.N.Y.), 2005.  Advised commercial lenders, pharmaceutical companies, and private equity funds with respect to financings, licensing transactions, and an initial public offering.
  • Intern.  The Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein (S.D.N.Y.) 2005.  Drafted decisions, jury instructions, and legal advisory memoranda.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • U.S. Tax Court, 2013.
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California, 2009.
  • Admitted to the State Bar of New York, 2008.
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2012-Present.
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2010-Present.
  • New York State Bar Association, 2009-Present.