Andrew Greiner advises individuals and business entities on a broad range of federal, state, and international tax controversy and tax planning matters. A native of Iowa, Andrew received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Truman State University. He received his law degree from Fordham University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
Prior to attending law school, Andrew practiced as a CPA in the tax department of a large public accounting firm. He prepared tax returns and provided tax planning and dispute resolution services for a wide range of individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, estates, and trusts.
After law school, Andrew worked in New York City at a large international law firm and a large public accounting firm. In both positions, he focused on state and local tax matters, including both tax controversies and planning. He assisted clients in tax audits, administrative hearings, and in state courts in New York.
Andrew helped businesses make tax nexus assessments and filing decisions, evaluated the tax treatment of products and services across numerous states, and worked on letter rulings and corporate acquisitions. He also assisted with tax planning for real estate transactions and drafting wills and trusts.
Andrew was an associate at Wood LLP from 2018 to 2020, and thereafter worked as in- house tax counsel at a publicly-traded technology company in San Francisco. He focused on tax controversy, M & A, and tax planning with respect to the company’s federal, state and local, and international tax matters.
He advised and represented the company in its tax audits, appeals, and litigation, including interfacing with auditors, preparing responses to document requests, and liaising with outside counsel. He performed tax due diligence on acquisition targets and advised on tax-efficient merger structures.
Andrew provided tax advice on the company’s gig/marketplace service offerings, including with respect to employee/independent contractor, information return, software-as-a-service, marketplace facilitator, and unclaimed property issues. He helped negotiate and draft tax provisions in the company’s commercial contracts and terms-of-service. He also advised on the tax consequences of litigation and settlements, employee benefits, intercompany agreements/transfer pricing, and research activities. Since returning to Wood LLP, Andrew works on state and federal tax controversies, writes tax opinions and advises on a range of tax issues.