Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Schwed has joined the Firm as a partner in the Tax Practice Group in the Firm’s New York office.
“Mark is a versatile lawyer with a strong reputation for helping private equity sponsors, real estate funds and corporations with the tax aspects of a variety of complex transactions,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome him to our exceptional tax team.”
Mr. Schwed counsels private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and corporations on their acquisitions, investments, divestitures, joint ventures, financings and restructurings. He also has significant experience advising on SPAC initial public offerings, financings and business combinations, and regularly advises on the structuring and negotiating of complex real estate transactions, including the formation of REITs.
“Kirkland’s tax attorneys are involved in a broad range of sophisticated transactional matters and Mark’s extensive skill set makes him a perfect fit,” said Dean Shulman, a partner in Kirkland’s Tax Practice Group in New York. “We are really pleased to have Mark on the team.”
Mr. Schwed has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Tax in New York by Chambers USA. He is also recognized as a “Next Generation Partner” for both US Taxes: Non-Contentious and International Tax by Legal 500 US and as a “Bankruptcy Tax Specialist” by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine. He is a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section.
Mr. Schwed was previously a partner in the tax department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He received his master of laws degree from New York University and his J.D. from Cardozo Law School.