Michael Hardgrove Joins DLA Piper’s Tax Practice in Boston

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DLA Piper has announced that Michael Hardgrove has joined the firm’s Tax practice as a partner in the Boston office. He joins the firm from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner in the International Tax Services Group.

Hardgrove has provided international consulting and intangible transaction services to numerous public companies with operations throughout the world. He concentrates on integrated global structuring, a process of assessing and minimizing the overall effective tax rate.

“Mike joins the firm from a tax service industry leader and brings an unmatched level of knowledge and experience to our clients,” said David Colker, global chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice. “He is an extraordinary attorney who will contribute greatly to the continued growth of our top-rated international tax practice and we’re pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Recently, DLA Piper received three Americas Tax Awards from International Tax Review, a leading publication dedicated to international tax strategy. The firm was named the 2010 North America International Law Firm of the Year, the North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, and the San Francisco Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year. Hardgrove’s arrival further strengthens the firm’s existing team of international tax lawyers.

“Mike’s extensive background in international tax law will be integral as cross-border tax issues are increasingly complex and more prevalent than ever in today’s global business environment,” said Bruce Wein, chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice in the New York office.

Hardgrove has taught international taxation courses as an adjunct faculty member in the law school LL.M. programs at both the University of Washington and Golden Gate University.

A frequent speaker and instructor on international taxation, migration, deferral and strategic planning matters, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and a member of the California and Boston Bar Associations. He has also written numerous articles on international taxation, intangible property planning, global business issues, cross-border income taxation and planning for global expansion.

He received a J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.S. from the University of Akron (Ohio).

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