Flaster Greenberg’s corporate/tax practice expands with the addition of attorney Joseph M. Hayes as a shareholder in the Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Business and Corporate and Healthcare Practice Groups. Hayes, who will work primarily in the firm’s Cherry Hill office, represents businesses, business owners, and individuals, both U.S. and foreign, in connection with business and commercial transactions, business formation and planning, compensation planning, asset protection and estate planning. Most recently, Hayes was a principal in the Philadelphia office of Offit Kurman.
Hayes’ services include sophisticated estate and tax planning strategies for U.S. and foreign individuals, advising U.S. and foreign entities on business planning and structures to mitigate tax exposure, advising entrepreneurs on new business ventures, business succession, and the formation and counseling of nonprofit entities. He also has extensive experience in assisting clients with federal, state, and local tax controversies and litigation and with offshore voluntary disclosures.
“Our clients, who include high-net-worth families, businesses and entrepreneurs, will find Joe to be a tremendous asset,” said Alan Zuckerman, Managing Shareholder of Flaster Greenberg.“ Joe’s reputation for excellence, coupled with his focus on both estate and income tax planning, is a terrific complement to our corporate and tax practices. We are thrilled that Joe has decided to join Flaster Greenberg.”
An active leader in the legal community, Hayes is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association. He also serves as board member of Checking for Charity, a nonprofit that is committed to changing the world through competitive hockey events.
Hayes earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, with honors, in 2005 and received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2008. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Tax Court.