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NEW YORK, April 28, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Netwo…

NEW YORK, April 28, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that Mark H. Leeds has joined the firm as a Shareholder working with the Tax and Capital Markets Departments in the New York office. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Leeds was a Managing Director and Senior Tax Counsel with Deutsche Bank AG in New York where he led the Tax Counsel function within Group Tax of the Americas. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mark served as the general counsel of a credit derivative company and, prior to that, Mark was a partner at Deloitte & Touche where he led the Capital Markets Tax Practice. Mark focuses his practice on the United States tax aspects of financial instruments and strategies. Mark is also the editor-in-chief of Derivatives Reports, a Thomson-RIA publication, focusing on legal, regulatory and business developments affecting the Capital Markets. Mark is also a frequent writer and speaker on federal income tax issues affecting the Capital Markets.

“Mark Leeds’ extensive experience handling tax aspects of financial products and strategies makes him an excellent addition to the firm as we continue to expand the breadth of our growing tax and structured finance practices,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Managing Shareholder of the New York office and National Operating Shareholder.

“Bringing Mark to Greenberg Traurig not only adds a major talent to our international and domestic capabilities, but immediately enhances the capacity of our tax practice, and further augments our ability to serve clients,” said Barbara T. Kaplan, who chairs the Tax practice in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Leeds earned his LLM in taxation from New York University (1991), his J.D. magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law (1984), his B.A., cum laude, from Binghamton University (1981).

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1,350 attorneys and governmental professionals in 27 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, including strategic alliances with Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome, Italy; and Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo, Japan. The firm is ranked No. 8 as reported in The National Law Journal’s listing of the largest law firms in the U.S. Greenberg Traurig locations: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milan, Italy; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Rome, Italy; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. For additional information, please visit the firm’s Web site at www.gtlaw.com.

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