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- B.A., Politics and Economics, Yale University
- Bachelor of Laws, Harvard Law School
- Master of Laws, New York University
- Tax Section, New York State Bar Association Tax Review
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
Harvey Berenson is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr. Berenson is a member of the Real Estate Solutions practice and the Business Tax Advisory group. He brings 40 years of real estate tax experience to the firm. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in real estate and partnership taxation, real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), sale leasebacks, lease financing, tax-free exchanges, bankruptcy, workouts and debt financing transactions.
Mr. Berenson is an expert on cross-border real estate transactions. He has advised U.S. developers and investors on a myriad of foreign investments, including projects in Spain, U.K., France, Italy, Mexico and Canada. He has also structured U.S. real estate investments for foreign investors from around the globe. His clients include institutional funds, public and private and pension funds and high net worth individuals.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Berenson was a leader of the Ernst & Young National Tax Consulting Department where he specialized in leasing and structured finance transactions. Before that role, he was a Tax Partner at the New York law firm of Berlack, Israels & Liberman, where his practice specialization included corporate and partnership bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate investment, debt restructuring, tax-free exchanges and financing transactions.
Mr. Berenson has often spoken at businesses and tax conferences and seminars, including the New York University Annual Tax Institute and the American Bar Association. His topics have included bankruptcy tax issues, like kind exchanges and partnership allocation questions. He has also written a number of articles on various tax topics, including like kind exchange, leasing and bankruptcy.
Mr. Berenson holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Yale University, an LL.B. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. from New York University.