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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

Dan Kusnetz

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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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Tax, Business Reorganization, Distressed Investing, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit, Private Equity, Real Estate, Real Estate Capital Markets & REITs


Dan A. Kusnetz concentrates on tax planning for complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, bankruptcy, workouts, corporate restructuring and distressed asset investing, structured finance and real estate. Some of Dan’s more significant engagements and transactions, throughout a professional career spanning more than 25 years, include his recent representations of: Orchard Brands Corporation in its $410-million acquisition by Bluestem Group Inc., Cerberus Capital Management LP in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Chrysler LLC (and, later, the sale of Chrysler and its debtor subsidiaries’ assets in their Chapter 11 reorganization), a group of senior secured lenders in their acquisition and recapitalization of Chapter 11 debtor Lenox Inc., an institutional real estate investor in a $3-billion leveraged recapitalization of a real estate joint venture, and a major investment bank in connection with the formation of Argentine and Brazilian real estate private equity funds. In addition, Dan recently served as tax counsel to Lionel LLC in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization and to a major European bank in its acquisitions of controlling interests in fund-of-funds managers with over $4 billion in assets under management. Over the years, he has served as tax counsel to debtors’ and creditors’ committees in numerous Chapter 11 cases, including TWA, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Phar-Mor Drugstores, Resorts International, Bibb Companies, the New York Daily News, Seaman’s/Levitz Furniture, Ranger Industries and Mayflower Group.

Dan is a frequent speaker at Tax Executives Institute (TEI) programs and other tax seminars throughout the country and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 US as a leading tax attorney. 


Tulane University Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, managing editor,  Tulane Law Review; New York University School of Law, LLM, taxation; Tulane University, BA, cum laude.

United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP advises on investment funds structuring and private equity taxation. Philippe Benedict has particular expertise in domestic and international M&A and real estate transactions, and had assisted Caxton Associates with a share sale to the Petershill II Fund, which is affiliated with the Goldman Sachs Group. Tax planning specialist Dan Kusnetz advised Orchard Brands in its $410m acquisition by Bluestem Group. Department co-heads Alan Waldenberg and Shlomo Twerski are other contacts.

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