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 “Leading Lawyer” for both International Tax and US Tax: Non-Contentious by The Legal 500 United States and as a “Bankruptcy Tax Specialist” by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, PLI’s Taxation of Financial Products and Transactions, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • New York University School of LawLL.M.2005
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2005

    Member, Cardozo Law Review

    Order of the Coif

  • Ramapo CollegeB.A.2002