Partner Mark Lange establishes tax practice in Atlanta office
International and domestic tax attorney Mark Lange has joined BakerHostetleras a partner in the Tax Group. He is the first tax attorney in BakerHostetler’s Atlanta office. The firm added the office in 2014 through a combination with leading intellectual property boutique firm Woodcock Washburn, and in 2015, the Atlanta office expanded with the addition of a 32-lawyer healthcare, corporate, real estate and litigation team from McKenna Long & Aldridge. Lange comes to the firm from Holland & Knight.
With a primary focus on transactional tax matters, Lange has more than 30 years of experience counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, debt financing and audits. He represents high-profile, multinational public companies in a multitude of industries, including aviation, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, biotechnology and e-commerce.
Lange regularly represents clients before the IRS and state departments of revenue, as well as in state court and the United States Tax Court. He is credited with obtaining the first IRS private letter ruling involving a tender-offer procedure related to the private business use of the proceeds from tax-exempt bonds. Lange also advises healthcare providers, skilled nursing homes and senior health facilities in tax-exempt entity matters.
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“Joining BakerHostetler’s Atlanta office feels like a homecoming,” said Lange. “I’m excited to work alongside many of my former colleagues from McKenna Long & Aldridge, whom I admire for their professionalism and knowledge, as I begin to build out a tax practice in the firm’s rapidly expanding office.”
“As the first tax attorney in the Atlanta office, Mark is in a unique position to form the local practice while adding to the service offerings of our national platform,” said Paul Schmidt, chair of the firm’s Tax Group and a member of the firmwide Policy Committee. “His broad range of experience with public, private and nonprofit organizations, particularly in the healthcare sector, continues to diversify our group across the U.S.”
“Atlanta is a growing market for BakerHostetler, and the firm’s expansion into tax was the logical next step,” said Joann Gallagher Jones, managing partner of the Atlanta office. “Mark’s particular skill set advising multinational companies on complex tax matters will provide our clients with the strategies they need to grow their businesses. It’s an added benefit to welcome a friend and former colleague to the firm.”
Lange is a nationally ranked Chambers USA tax attorney. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1980. Lange earned an M.S. in Tax, with highest distinction, from DePaul University in 1981, and a B.S., with highest distinction, from Purdue University in 1977.