Mark Hess of Fox Rothschild LLP To Present at Israel-America Chamber of Commerce Seminar

December 13, 2010 – Press Releases

Mark H. Hess, partner in the Tax and Estates Department of Fox Rothschild LLP, will present at the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce seminar, “Commercial Real Estate in the United States – Yes, No and How,” in Tel-Aviv, Israel, on Dec. 19.

Hess will discuss “U.S. Taxation of Foreigners Investing in U.S. Real Estate” with Selwyn Gerber, managing partner of Gerber & Co. CPAs, and Gil Raveh, partner at Erdinast Ben Nathan & Co.

Hess and his family moved to Israel in 2002. Since that time, Hess regularly divides his time between the firm’s U.S. offices and his home in Jerusalem. He advises individuals and companies in the United States wishing to do business in Israel and Israeli businesses wishing to do business in the United States.

Hess focuses his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation as well as corporate and individual taxation and tax-exempt organizations. He has represented clients in the banking, entertainment, health care and real estate industries. In particular, Hess has extensive experience in employee benefits and ERISA issues and is well-known for his knowledge of the legal aspects of institutional pension plan investment and related fiduciary matters and in collectively bargained multiemployer plan practice. He also has many years of experience serving as plan counsel to major multiemployer (Taft-Hartley) trusts.

A certified public accountant, Hess also has a broad-based practice in corporate and partnership income tax and handles tax ruling requests and tax controversies as well as the formation, capitalization, reorganization and dissolution of many public, private and tax-exempt companies. Additionally, he represents individuals, including actors, athletes and medical and legal professionals, in connection with their personal income tax, executive compensation and retirement planning issues and advises a number of tax-exempt organizations. Hess serves as management appointed co-counsel to the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension & Health Plans.

Hess earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.B.A., summa cum laude, from the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is a former chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section and a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association.

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