DLA Piper has announced that Michael Hardgrove has joined the firm's Tax
practice as a partner in the Boston office. He joins the firm from
PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner in the International Tax Services
Hardgrove has provided international consulting and intangible transaction
services to numerous public companies with operations throughout the world. He
concentrates on integrated global structuring, a process of assessing and
minimizing the overall effective tax rate.
"Mike joins the firm from a tax service industry leader and brings an
unmatched level of knowledge and experience to our clients," said David Colker,
global chair of DLA Piper's Tax practice. "He is an extraordinary attorney
who will contribute greatly to the continued growth of our top-rated
international tax practice and we’re pleased to welcome him to the team."
Recently, DLA Piper received three Americas Tax Awards from International Tax
Review, a leading publication dedicated to international tax strategy. The firm
was named the 2010 North America International Law Firm of the Year, the North
America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, and the San Francisco Transfer
Pricing Firm of the Year. Hardgrove's arrival further strengthens the
firm’s existing team of international tax lawyers.
"Mike's extensive background in international tax law will be integral as
cross-border tax issues are increasingly complex and more prevalent than ever in
today's global business environment,” said Bruce Wein, chair of DLA Piper’s Tax
practice in the New York office.
Hardgrove has taught international taxation courses as an adjunct faculty
member in the law school LL.M. programs at both the University of Washington and
Golden Gate University.
A frequent speaker and instructor on international taxation, migration,
deferral and strategic planning matters, he is a Certified Management Accountant
(CMA), a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and a
member of the California and Boston Bar Associations. He has also written
numerous articles on international taxation, intangible property planning,
global business issues, cross-border income taxation and planning for global
He received a J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.S. from the University
of Akron (Ohio).