DLA promotes two New Tax Partners in Baltimore office

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DLA Piper has announced that 66 lawyers have been promoted to the partnership for 2007. Across Europe and Asia there are 27 newly elected partners, with a further 39 in the U.S. The promotions, effective from 1 January 2007, were made across all key practice areas throughout DLA Piper’s global network of offices.

The London office had the largest increase of new partners in Europe, with 10 promotions across seven practice areas. Two partner promotions were made in the Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool offices. The remaining 11 promotions were made in Beijing, Amsterdam, CEE, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Kyiv, Madrid, Milan, St. Petersburg and Sheffield. Of the 39 promotions in the U.S., seven were in Chicago, five in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, and four in Baltimore, New York and San Diego. The remaining 14 promotions were made in Austin, Boston, Dallas, East Palo Alto, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

“We have a talented team of lawyers and I am delighted to be able to announce this year’s round of partnership promotions. The new partners have each demonstrated their commitment and ability to look after our clients,” said Nigel Knowles, Joint CEO at DLA Piper.

Francis B. Burch, Jr., Joint CEO at DLA Piper, said: “These new partners represent the future of DLA Piper. The breadth of practice areas and jurisdictions represented by this group is a testament to our global focus and our vision to serve clients around the world.”

Of the 66 new admissions, there are two new tax partners, both based in the Baltimore office:

Naftali Weg – Tax

J.D., New York University 1999 summa cum laude
Order of the Coif
LL.M., New York University School of Law 2000
B.A., University of Maryland 1993

New York

Kenneth Aneckstein – Trusts and Estates

Kenneth S. Aneckstein concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration of large estates. He advises clients on estate planning; estate and trust administration; income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; closely held business planning; and related issues with respect to preserving and transmitting wealth within families. Mr. Aneckstein has extensive knowledge in the areas of tax, business, estate issues, and the drafting and construction of wills and trusts, as well as experience with IRS practice and procedure, including compliance and controversy work. He has extensive experience in planning for distributions from retirement accounts subject to the minimum distribution rules and, in that capacity, serves as outside counsel to a national IRA custodian. Mr. Aneckstein joined the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law in fall 2002.

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