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Kent L. Schwarz, Esq.

Mr. Schwarz is experienced in all aspects of federal and state taxation, including advising with respect to domestic and international corporate transactions, tax-free reorganization, executive compensation, and handling tax controversy matters.  Mr. Schwarz regularly acts as lead counsel in M&A transactions, including significant business sales to both strategic and private equity buyers, as well as, representation of buyers in connection with acquisitions.

As a member of the Firm’s Business Services Group, Mr. Schwarz also has significant experience in assisting clients with business formations, commercial transactions, review and drafting of commercial agreements including employment agreements, phantom stock plans, stock option plans, supply agreements, distribution agreements, service agreements and operating agreements.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Schwarz served as a shareholder at Graham Curtin, a Professional Association, where he worked since 1997 representing corporate and private clients in tax, corporate and transactional matters.  Prior to Graham Curtin, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Carleton D. Powell of the United States Tax Court. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (North Carolina).

Mr. Schwarz has represented buyers and sellers in transactions in a number of industries including:

  • Healthcare

  • Insurance Agencies

  • Logistics

  • Manufacturing

  • Marketing

  • Staffing

  • Technology

  • Waste Management

Panels and Publications

  • "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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