Board of Directors
Lawrence hill, Esq., CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Lawrence M. Hill is a tax partner in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP. He focuses his practice on the resolution of tax controversies through the IRS administrative process and litigation. Prior to joining Winston, Mr. Hill served as a senior partner and global head of tax controversy and litigation at several major international law firms.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hill was a Trial Attorney and National Tax Shelter Project Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. The IRS honored him twice with Special Achievement Awards for his work as a top trial attorney in the country. Mr. Hill also previously served as Assistant General Counsel to a “Big Four” accounting firm.
The New York Times calls Larry “a leading member of the American tax bar.” The Legal 500 writes that Larry “stands out as one of the country’s pre-eminent advisors in tax controversy, procedure and administration” and Chambers USA reports that Larry is “winning acclaim from all corners. He is prominent in major controversy matters, with a focus on litigation, IRS controversy and white collar investigations. He is also appreciated for his skills in significant financial product tax disputes.” Larry has also been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America, as a preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and as a leader in tax controversy by the International Tax Review, and a featured lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax.
Larry publishes and speaks widely. He is a Fellow at the American College of Tax Counsel; a Committee Member, ABA Section of Taxation Appointments to the United States Tax Court; the Former Chair, Court Procedure and Practice Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association; a Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; a Member, Wall Street Tax Association; a Member, The Tax Club; an Editor, Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation Newsletter; and a Member, Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure
Larry received his B.A., with highest honors, from State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) from George Washington University Law School.
Harvey Bell is a Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, and team leader of The Bell Team at Morgan Stanley. He previously served as Senior Resident Director at Merrill Lynch, overseeing various offices in the New Jersey region, as well as being a Senior Portfolio Manager for Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management Group. He was also on the leadership development team, where he trained other advisors at the Princeton training facility.
Harvey’s strong family values and dedication to his family and children are evident in his daily life. It has given him good insight as to the dynamics of family needs and goals which has enabled him to guide clients appropriately. He has been involved with many charitable organizations, both through donations as well as service, and has chaired multiple endowment campaigns, meeting likeminded people along the way that have a strong connection to helping others. He holds an MBA in finance from the Texas A & M University—Commerce.
Jay Eisenhofer, ESQ.
Jay Eisenhofer, co-founder and managing director of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A., has been counsel in more multi-hundred million dollar cases than any other securities litigator, including the $3.2 billion settlement in the Tyco case, the $922 million UnitedHealth Group settlement, the $486 million settlement with Pfizer, the $450 million settlement in the Global Crossing case, a $400 million settlement with Marsh & McLennan, a $303 million settlement with General Motors and a $300 million settlement with DaimlerChrysler. Internationally, Mr. Eisenhofer has organized cases on behalf of investors leading to substantial recoveries, including the $1.36 billion settlement with Fortis in the Netherlands, the $1 billion recovery against Royal Bank of Scotland in the United Kingdom, and the historic $450 million pan-European settlement in the Royal Dutch Shell case in the Netherlands. Mr. Eisenhofer was also the lead attorney in the seminal cases of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Employees Pension Plan v. American International Group, Inc., where the U.S. Court of Appeals required shareholder proxy access reversing years of SEC no-action letters, and Carmody v. Toll Brothers, wherein the Delaware Court of Chancery first ruled that so-called “dead-hand” poison pills violated Delaware law.
Mr. Eisenhofer has served as litigation counsel to many public and private institutional investors, including, among others, Amalgamated Bank, APG Asset Management, California Public Employees Retirement System, California State Teachers Retirement System, Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association, the Florida State Board of Administration, John Hancock, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, New York City Retirement Funds, Inc., and Service Employees International Union.
Mr. Eisenhofer is consistently ranked as a leading securities and corporate governance litigator and he has been named by Lawdragon to its annual list of the top 500 lawyers in America for several consecutive years. He is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Law Journal has selected Grant & Eisenhofer to its “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” as one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in the country since the List’s inception, earning the firm a place in The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List Hall Of Fame” in 2008, as well as to its list of “Elite Trial Lawyers: The 50 Leading Plaintiffs Firms in America” since commencement of the list. The firm has been selected as a “Most Feared Plaintiffs Firm” by Law360 as “one of the most high-profile shareholder and whistleblower advocates in the country, securing record-high cash settlements.” U.S. News & World Report has also repeatedly named Grant & Eisenhofer to its list of “Best Law Firms” in the fields of Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Law. Mr. Eisenhofer is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Eisenhofer serves as a member of the NYU Law School Advisory Board for the Center on Civil Justice, and as co-chair for the Securities Litigation Committee of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Eisenhofer currently serves as a member of the New York City Mayor’s Advisory Board for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and also serves as an ex-officio Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Order of the Coif. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo, President Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and thereafter joined the Wilmington office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Mr. Eisenhofer was a partner in the Wilmington office of Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley until forming Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. in 1997.
Brooke Goldstein, Esq.
Brooke Goldstein is a New York City-based human rights attorney, author, and award-winning filmmaker. She serves as Executive Director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about and facilitating a response to the abuse of Western legal systems and human rights law. Brooke is also the founder and director of the Children’s Rights Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to track, spotlight, and legally combat violations of children’s basic human rights around the world. CRI has a special focus on the state-sponsored indoctrination and recruitment of children to become suicide-homicide bombers, child soldiers, and human shields.
Brooke’s first book, co-authored with Aaron Eitan Meyer and entitled Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide For Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare, gives practical guidance to journalists who wish to speak truthfully about the national security threats faced by liberal democracies. The book is available here.
Brooke’s award-winning documentary film, The Making of a Martyr, uncovers the illegal, state-sponsored indoctrination and recruitment of Palestinian children for suicide-homicide attacks. Filming Martyr, Brooke secured firsthand interviews with active and armed members of the Al-Aqsa, Fatah, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas terrorist groups as well as with families of suicide bombers, children imprisoned for attempting to blow themselves up, teachers at terrorist-run schools, and others involved in the phenomenon of child suicide bombing. Martyris currently broadcast on television stations throughout the globe and is ranked as IMDb’s seventh most popular title on the West Bank.
Brooke is a regular commentator on FOX News and has been featured in several media, including CNN, The New York Sun, Swindle Magazine, Defense Technology International, and on WABC News Talk Radio, and has been published in a variety of sources, including the New York Daily News, Commentary Magazine, The American Spectator, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Special Ops Magazine, and others.
Brooke is a seasoned public speaker and has lectured and taught seminars at numerous schools, including the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York University, Berkeley University, Stanford University, and others. Brooke has also been invited to brief government officials at the U.S. State Department, the White House, the Pentagon, the U.K. Parliament, and U.S. Central Command on issues of asymmetric warfare and human rights.
Brooke is the 2007 recipient of the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for Outstanding Public Advocacy and the 2009 Inspire! Award bestowed by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was listed in 2009 as one of “36 Under 36 Young Innovators” by the Jewish Week, formerly served as an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute, and is currently a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, an associate fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, a member of the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East’s (SPME) Council of Scholars, an advisory board member of Belev Echad Charity, and a board member of The Mideast Reporter. She is also a recipient of The Blue Card’s 2016 The Irene Hizme Tikkun Olam Award, the UJA’s 2017 Defender of Israel award, and Belev Echad Charity’s 2015 Pillar of Courage award.
From 2007-2009, Brooke served as director of the Legal Project at the Middle East Forum, an organization that arranges financial support for and pro-bono legal representation of persons wrongfully sued for exercising their right to free speech on issues of national security and public concern.
Additionally, Brooke is the co-founder of A2B Film Productions, Inc., a Canada-based independent documentary film production company focused on creating films that explore issues ignored by the mainstream media.
Canadian born, Brooke earned her B.A. from McGill University and received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She also attended Columbia University and University of Toronto’s exchange programs.
Henry A. Shiner is a Toronto, Canada-based investor and investment manager, with a career background as a strategic management consultant and international investment banker who focused on the high tech, cleantech, and alternative energy spaces.
After assisting in transforming Shiner Investments, his family’s 50 year old holding company, from its core operations in the footwear manufacturing, fur cleaning and fur storage businesses, into a real estate and money management entity, Henry founded and became the Managing Director of The Aeon Group. Aeon is a privately held investment and strategic management consulting company which provides ongoing advisory services to Shiner Investments and the broader market. Over the past 15+ years, The Aeon Group, both on its own and in conjunction with its international network of strategic partners, has advised over 100 companies from a broad range of industries on capital market and other strategic management issues.
In June of 2013, Henry lead a consortium of partners that successfully won the court-supervised auction of Israeli startup BetterPlace EV Co., one of the most recognized cleantech VC ventures in the world that had attempted to transform the automobile industry behind a record $850MM of venture capital financing.
In the fall of 2009, Henry was invited to join the high tech, cleantech and energy (traditional and alternative) investment banking group at D&D Securities Inc. (now Dominick Capital Corporation), a full-service investment dealer, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Dominick is part of the 145-year-old Dominick & Dickerman LLC investment firm located in New York City and Basel, Switzerland. In November 2016, Henry became a Managing Director of Iberica Investments International Pte Ltd, a Singapore domiciled Family Office & Fund Mangement Company that operates as a special situation investment fund with the ability to take advantage of private equity, venture capital, and other structured financing and trading opportunities within its expertise.
Henry is currently a Director of Toronto-based technology company Gesturetek Inc., the inventor and world leading pioneer of 2D & 3D camera-based video gesture control, whose technology is used for the XBox Kinnect. Henry also sits on the Business Advisory Board of Hubbli.com, a social media platform catering to the needs of schools, and is an Executive Producer involved in the film, TV, fashion and music spaces. Henry currently works with some of Canada’s top fashion designers, international music awards and fashion shows, as well as other well-known entertainment & media personalities.