Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Brian has the experience to assist with planning and executing complex international transactions. His clients see him as a trusted advisor and leader in efficiently managing a team of lawyers around the globe to establish a tax-efficient structure that fits seamlessly with each client’s business needs.
Brian Harvel is a partner in the Federal & International Tax Group whose practice focuses on complex tax structuring and planning for a wide range of domestic and international business entities. He has extensive experience assisting domestic and international clients with investments and operations throughout Europe, including Bulgaria, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and India. Additionally, Brian has been heavily involved in setting up structures and restructuring current operations to assist foreign investors who seek to create or acquire investments in the U.S. He is also well versed in FIRPTA and reporting requirements related to investments by U.S. persons in foreign assets. Brian is an adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Law, where he teaches International Tax.
Brian received his J.D., with honors, from the Emory University School of Law in 2007. He served as the marketing editor on the Emory Law Journal and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his B.S. in economics from Clemson University, summa cum laude and with general and departmental honors, in 2004, authoring an honors thesis titled “Is Economic Growth Affected by the Establishment of a Central Bank?”