He brings experience providing strategic counsel on domestic and international private equity and corporate tax matters including acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, inbound and outbound transactions.
With more than 13 years of experience, Mr. Schwarcz focuses on advising financial and strategic buyers and sellers on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions including reorganizations, dispositions, leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations. He has served clients in a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, energy and infrastructure, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, technology as well as wholesale and distribution.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Schwarcz was a Senior Manager in the mergers & acquisitions tax practice at Ernst & Young in New York. There, he provided advisory services (including tax due diligence, tax modeling and structuring) to strategic corporate clients and private equity firms involved in mergers, acquisitions and internal restructurings. Prior to Ernst & Young, Mr. Schwarcz worked as an attorney at Andrews Kurth LLP, where he advised clients on tax related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, joint ventures, securities offerings, and cross-border investments. He also advised clients on debt restructurings, both in and out of bankruptcy.
Mr. Schwarcz earned a juris doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. He also earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Binghamton University. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York and he also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in New York. Mr. Schwarcz was also the Vice-President of the New York Chapter of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs (AAA-CPA).