Kent L. Schwarz
Partner, Chair, Tax and M&A Groups
New York University, LL.M. (Taxation) 1995
Emory University, J.D. with Distinction, 1994
Wake Forest University, B.S. 1989
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate, Partnership, Joint Venture and Limited Liability Company
Corporate Finance and Securities
Business Services Group
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
American Bar Association - Section of Taxation
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
Kent L. Schwarz
Mr. Schwarz is experienced in all aspects of federal and state taxation, including advising with respect to domestic and international corporate transactions, tax-free reorganization, executive compensation, and handling tax controversy matters. Mr. Schwarz has acted as lead counsel in a number of significant business sales to both strategic and private equity buyers.
As a member of the Firm’s Business Services Group, Mr. Schwarz also has significant experience in assisting clients with business formations, commercial transactions, review and drafting of commercial agreements including employment agreements, phantom stock plans, stock option plans, supply agreements, distribution agreements, service agreements and operating agreements.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Schwarz served as a shareholder at Graham Curtin, a Professional Association, where he worked since 1997 representing corporate and private clients in tax, corporate and transactional matters. Prior to Graham Curtin, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Carleton D. Powell of the United States Tax Court. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (North Carolina).