James M. Bandoblu Jr. Named Hodgson Russ LLP’s Palm Beach Managing Partner

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Hodgson Russ Press Release

Hodgson Russ LLP is pleased to announce that it has named James M. Bandoblu Jr. as the managing partner of its Palm Beach office. In his new position, Jim will foster the office’s commitment to exceptional client service and growth consistent with the overall mission of the firm. He will also oversee the professional development of his colleagues and support their continued involvement in the Palm Beach community where they work and live, and look to grow the firm’s footprint in Florida.

“I am very excited for this new role to lead and increase the firm’s presence in Palm Beach and other parts of Florida,” said Jim. “We have a great existing team providing sophisticated tax, estate planning, real estate, and other legal advice to our clients to fulfill their needs, and I am delighted to be able to work with them and to add others to our team to expand our ability to service a broad range of clients.”

Jim is also the leader of the firm’s Federal Tax Controversy Practice. He regularly assists clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, including domestic and offshore voluntary disclosure matters and criminal tax matters. He has helped hundreds of clients avoid or minimize penalties when coming into compliance with foreign account and asset reporting requirements, such as the FBAR and IRS Forms 926, 3520, 3520-A, 5471, 5472, and 8938.

Jim is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and U.S. Tax Court. He is an alumnus of Syracuse University College of Law and also holds an LLM from the University of Florida.

Benjamin M. Zuffranieri Jr., the firm’s Managing Partner, added: “Jim brings an exceptional level of energy, commitment, and skill to Hodgson Russ. His practical experience and specialized training as a tax attorney make him a perfect fit to manage our Palm Beach office. Jim’s ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with clients and members of the Hodgson Russ team will be instrumental to the success of our Palm Beach office, allowing the firm to continue delivering value and results to our clients in Florida and across the country.”

A full service law firm with more than 200 attorneys, Hodgson Russ has worked alongside innovators and leaders of businesses large and small whose ideas and fortitude have changed the world. Our attorneys assist clients with virtually every legal issue a business or an individual may face. Hodgson Russ utilizes multidisciplinary work teams to meet clients’ specific, often complex needs. Clients include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, Greensboro, Hackensack, New York, Palm Beach, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.hodgsonruss.com.


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