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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Mark Schwed is a tax partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mark advises public companies and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on their domestic and international acquisitions, investments, divestitures, joint ventures, financings and restructurings. He also has significant experience advising on SPAC initial public offerings, financings and business combinations. Additionally, Mark regularly advises on the structuring and negotiating of complex real estate transactions, including the formation of REITs.

Mark is a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax section. He is recognized as a leading lawyer for Tax in New York by Chambers USA, where clients note “he’s super practical, very commercial and has the industry experience to advise across a broad range of matters.” Mark is also recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” for both US Taxes: Non-Contentious and International Tax by The Legal 500 United States and as a “Bankruptcy Tax Specialist” by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine.

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United States > Tax > International tax

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Mark Schwed - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

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Mark Schwed – Kirkland & Ellis LLP

The internationally renowned team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP works with a broad spectrum of industry leaders on the full gamut of tax matters. The team is especially known for its prolific Chapter 11 restructuring capabilities, as well as its involvement in numerous big-ticket M&A transactions and investment fund formations. The practice is jointly headed up by Chicago-based Todd Maynes, a debt restructuring and tax litigation specialist, and New York-based Dean Shulman, a highly experienced advisor in all manner of transaction structuring mandates. Also in New York, Sara Zablotney is recognized for her capabilities in big-ticket transactions, with recent highlights including a series of high-value acquisitions for some of the country’s leading private equity firms. Gregory Gallagher and Mike Carew are noted for their respective strengths in domestic and cross-border deal structuring, while New York-based David Grenker focuses on restructurings, and public and private debt issuances. The Chicago-based William Levy possesses decades of experience in real estate transactions, restructurings and corporate reorganizations. In recent months, the firm has been on a significant hiring streak, with notable recent additions including the REIT-focused Mark Schwed from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in April 2021 and the renewable energy tax specialist Sophia Han from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in May 2021. All named lawyers are based in Chicago unless noted otherwise.