Press Release
December 17, 2009

Holland & Knight Partner Mark Stone Elected to Board of Directors of the International Tax Institute, Inc.

NEW YORK – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Mark Stone, a partner in the firm's New York office, was elected to be a member of the board at the annual meeting of the board of directors of the International Tax Institute, Inc. held on December 2.

Founded in 1961, the International Tax Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization run by tax professionals to benefit the international tax community. The organization provides continuing education led by top tax professionals as well as government policy-makers. Members of their board of directors include representatives from top global law and accounting firms.

Stone’s practice is focused in corporate, international, and real estate taxation, where he has considerable experience in the representation of non-U.S. companies. He has represented clients from Europe and Japan in a variety of tax matters including acting as lead U.S. tax counsel for the purchaser in the $8 billion cash acquisition of RJR International in 1999 and acquisitions in the U.S. by a leading telecommunications company. Domestically, Stone has represented complex real estate partnership/LLCs in tax matters arising out of refinancing of hotels and office buildings and restructuring of the underlying ownership interests. He frequently speaks at the ABA and other forums on tax treaties and other international tax matters, as well as on real estate tax issues.

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