Gregory W. Berger

Gregory W. Berger

Shareholder

Background

More than 30 years of experience in tax matters. Navigates legislative challenges to help clients form tax strategies. Structures joint ventures for M&A deals. 

As co-chair of Brownstein's Tax Group, Greg Berger helps clients navigate tax elements related to corporate transactions and tax policy. He regularly collaborates with his colleagues in the government relations group to represent clients before Congress and Treasury on noteworthy tax policy and legislative issues. Over the years, Greg has played an instrumental role in significant legislative tax proposals such as the CARES Act, the creation of Opportunity Zones in the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the Small Business Job Acts of 2010, FIRPTA reform and distressed debt issues. 

Greg counsels clients on the nuances of a wide range of tax matters including corporate and partnership taxation, opportunity zone fund structuring, joint ventures, acquisitions, real estate transactions, private equity transactions, state and local taxation and public finance. His ability to look at the big picture and extensive legal knowledge make him an asset to companies across all industries.  

Greg previously served as chair of the firm's Corporate & Business Department.

Representative Matters

Transactions

  • Provided tax restructuring advice to the joint venture between Invent Development Partners and Halpern Real Estate Ventures, which owns Train Denver. This 125,000 square foot development site located in the River North Arts (RiNo) section of Denver will feature retail, residential, hotel and office space. Approximately 45,000 square feet of the site is located in an Opportunity Zone.

Insights & Publications

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., 1991, New York University School of Law, Taxation
  • J.D., 1986, University of Colorado Law School
  • B.A., 1983, University of Colorado, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Memberships

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Board of Trustees, National MS Society, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter

Board of Directors, Gateway Regional Metropolitan District

Former Board Member and Chair, Bringing Back the Arts

Former Board Member and Chair, Cherry Creek Schools Foundation

Former Board Member, Corporate Partners Committee, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Former Board Member and Treasurer, Parent Pathways

Denver Community Leadership Forum - 2000

Recognition

AWARDS:

He is very service-oriented and is current on all the technical regulations." "He is very knowledgeable and easy to deal with." – Chambers USA, 2023

"He is extremely smart and knowledgeable in tax matters." Chambers USA, 2020

5280 Top Lawyers, 2022-2024

Law Week Colorado, Barrister’s Best “Best Tax Lawyer,” 2020-2021

Chambers USA, 2020-2023

Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2024

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2010-2013, 2018-2020

Staff Editor, University of Colorado Law Review