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Veteran Tax Attorney Brian R. Gallagher Joins Davis & Gilbert LLP

New York, December 1, 2008 - Davis & Gilbert LLP, the world's number one marketing communications law firm, announced that Brian R. Gallagher has joined the firm as a Tax Partner.

Mr. Gallagher's diverse practice focuses on a wide range of domestic and international tax issues arising in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and corporate restructurings, as well as transactions involving investment, operating, and foreign partnerships and limited liability companies. Additionally, he provides guidance on compensation matters for public, closely-held and start-up companies.

During his three decades of practice, Mr. Gallagher has represented clients in tax controversy matters in the United States Tax Court, as well as in administrative proceedings at all levels within the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State and New York City Departments of Taxation and Finance.

"Brian is a recognized and respected expert in tax law and his depth of experience and intellect make him a tremendous asset to our firm," said managing partner, Michael D. Ditzian.  "During this time of economic uncertainty, Brian's vast knowledge of the tax issues arising in connection with investments, divestitures and corporate restructurings will be invaluable to our clients."

Mr. Gallagher, together with Stephen P. Foley, will lead the expansion of the firm's tax practice.  Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Gallagher served as Chair of the Tax, Trusts, and Estates Practice at Thelen LLP. 

About Davis & Gilbert LLP
Davis & Gilbert LLP is an independent, strategically focused, full service, multi-disciplinary law firm of more than 110 lawyers. Founded over a century ago and located in a single office in New York City, the firm represents a wide range of clients - including some of the world's largest public companies, small and mid-size independent companies, partnerships, joint ventures, large media conglomerates and multinational holding companies - throughout the United States and internationally. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the #1 law firm for the marketing communications industry and has practices focusing on real estate, litigation, intellectual property, labor & employment, corporate and middle market M&A, and private client services.