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Kent L. Schwarz, Esq.
Contact Information:
P:  (973) 251-8904

Kent L. Schwarz is a member of the firm and serves as the chair of both the Tax and M&A Departments. He has experience in all aspects of federal and state taxation, including advising on domestic and international corporate transactions, tax-free reorganization, executive compensation, and tax controversy matters.  Mr. Schwarz regularly acts as lead counsel in significant business sales to both strategic and private equity buyers, as well as acquisitions.

He also has significant experience assisting clients with business formations, commercial transactions, review and drafting of commercial agreements including employment agreements, phantom stock plans, stock option plans, service agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, service agreements and operating agreements.

In addition to his Masters in tax law, Mr. Schwarz holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina.

Panels and Publications

  • Using Phantom Stock Plans as a Valuable Tool in Retaining Employee Drivers:  January 12, 2023  Read More


  • "U.S. Senate Moves To Reaffirm Deductibility Of Certain PPP Expenses":   May 8, 2020  Read More

  • "Passing the SALT – New Jersey SALT Cap Workaround":  February 13, 2020  Read More

  • "In the Zone - A Qualified Opportunity Zone Overview":  March 14, 2018  Read More

  • "IRS Provides Guidance on 20% Pass-Through Deduction":  November 1, 2018   Read More 

  • "Deduction for Qualified Business Income of Pass-Thru Entities":  January 2018   Read More


Mergers and Acquisitions


Areas of Specialty:

Commercial Transactions

Corporate Finance and Securities

Corporate Partnership

Joint Venture and Limited Liability Co.

New York University, LL.M. (Taxation) 

Emory University, J.D. 

Wake Forest University, B.S.

Admitted to Practice:

New Jersey
New York

North Carolina - CPA


American Bar Association -
Section of Taxation

American Association of Attorney-

Certified Public Accountants

Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) NJ

Trade Association Memberships:

Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers

New Jersey Motor Truck Association

New York New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders Brokers Association

Traffic Club of New York

Truckload Carriers Association

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