WASHINGTON — Carla A. Young, a former Internal Revenue Service lawyer who worked on municipal bonds, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in its Washington, D.C., and Tysons Corner, Va., offices, the firm announced yesterday.
Young was an assistant to the branch chief in the IRS’ office of chief counsel for the financial institutions and products division. She worked on guidance or rules related to Build America Bonds, arbitrage, disaster-area bonds, federal guarantees, single- and multifamily housing bonds, and the voluntary compliance program for tax-exempt and tax credit bonds, according to the firm.
“Clara brings to the firm an understanding of tax and public finance that has been supported by both the private practice and governmental experiences,” said Warren S. Bloom, co-chair of Greenberg’s national public finance practice. “Carla’s insight into the workings of the IRS along with her experience with the variety of public finance options available greatly increases our value to our clients.”
Prior to working at the IRS, Young was an associate with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, now Ballard Spahr LLP, where she represented issuers, underwriters, and borrowers in tax-exempt financings, including transactions involving housing bonds, general obligation bonds, exempt facilities, and transportation.