February 12, 2019

Matthew Portnoff Joins Venable's Corporate and Business Transactions Tax Practices in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew A. Portnoff has joined the firm's Corporate and Business Transactions Tax practices as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Portnoff focuses on federal, state, and local tax matters as well as a broad range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, real estate taxation, tax credits and tax-exempt financing, nonprofit taxation, and general business planning.

Mr. Portnoff has significant experience in the formation of various business entities and related tax planning. In addition to his transactional practice, he regularly handles tax controversy issues in judicial and administrative forums at the federal, state, and local levels. In addition, he has significant experience representing clients investing and operating in the commercial cannabis industry in accordance with applicable state laws.

Mitch Evall, partner-in-charge of the firm's Los Angeles office, said, "Matthew is joining a group that represents a wide range of middle market businesses, from entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies to leading national and international corporations. We look forward to integrating him into our West Coast and national teams." 

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Portnoff said, "Venable is an outstanding national law firm. I am looking forward to further developing and growing the firm's business transactions tax practice, which has a talented and entrepreneurial team of professionals. Together, we can help navigate increasingly complex legal, regulatory, and business challenges for our clients."

Mr. Portnoff received an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2004, a J.D. from the University of Southern California in 2000, an M.B.T. from the University of Southern California Business School in 2000, and a B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of California Berkeley in 1997.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 800 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit www.Venable.com