Mark Schwed

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Mark Schwed

Mark Schwed

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Mark Schwed is a partner in the New York office of the Firm’s Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation Department. His practice focuses on representing public companies and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with domestic and international acquisitions and investments, divestitures, joint ventures, financings and restructurings. He also regularly advises sponsors on tax matters involved in the structuring and negotiating of complex real estate transactions, including the formation of REITs.

Notable transactions include:

* Advent International in its investments in Bradco Supply Corporation and Oleoducto Central SA.
* American Securities Capital Partners on its acquisitions of Metaldyne, SpecialtyCare and Tekni-Plex.
* Archstone in connection with claims that it breached various tax protection agreements in its take-private transaction.
* Avista Capital Partners on its acquisition of INC Research and Acino.
* Berkshire Partners on its acquisitions of HMT and Grocery Outlet and the formation of Torres Unidas.
* C-III Asset Management in the acquisition of various domestic office buildings.
* Centerbridge Partners on its acquisitions of Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries and syncreon.
* CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in Cunningham Lindsey.
* General Electric on the formation of Mubadala GE Capital PJSC.
* Goldman Sachs in its acquisition of PSAV and investments in ProQuest and Cell Sites Solutions S.A.
* Lehman Brothers in the sale of the assets of Archstone to Equity Residential and AvalonBay.
* Lindsay Goldberg on its acquisitions of Value Place Holdings LLC, Aviv REIT, Inc., Brock and PSC, the IPO of Aviv REIT Inc and the formation of Federal Way Asset Management LP.
* Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of Heartland Dental Care.
* Technology Crossover Ventures in its investments in Siteminder and Spotify.
* Thomas H. Lee Capital Partners on its acquisitions of Acosta and a majority stake in Party City.
* Tishman Speyer in connection with the acquisition and development of a number of domestic and Latin American real estate projects.

Mr. Schwed received his BA, cum laude, from Ramapo College of New Jersey, his JD, magna cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was a member of the Cardozo Law Review and of the Order of the Coif and his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

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LLM in Taxation
Class of 2005

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 2005

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

BA, cum laude
Class of 2002

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public, four-year university offering bachelor's and master's degrees in a wide range of concentrations. Located in Mahwah, New Jersey, students are encouraged to explore the rich academic atmosphere and participate in a vibrant student life. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in almost every traditional discipline, while master's degrees are somewhat limited. Graduate degrees can be earned in the following fields: *Educational Leadership *Liberal Studies *Sustainability Studies *Nursing *Educational Technology Ramapo College believes student involvement is incredibly important to overall academic success. Students can take advantage of campus activities, theater productions, student organizations, Greek life, residential halls, and athletic teams. Student support services are equally important to the wellbeing of the campus. A health clinic and counseling services are available, as well as a women's center and fitness gym. Students can use the career services center for career advising and preparation, or take advantage of the unique Queer Peer Services, to help those in the LGBT community deal with social pressures. Admissions requirements for entering freshman include a high school diploma, and a minimum 1140 on the SAT. Financial aid advising is available to students who need help paying tuition. Ramapo College offers students a chance to explore academic, artistic and social opportunities, and aims to foster a love for lifelong learning.

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Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

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HarbourVest Partners LLC, Knowlton Development Corp., Inc., Cornell Capital LLC (Private Equity) purchase Zobele Holding SpA from DH Private Equity Partners LLP

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TPG Pace Holdings Corp. purchases Accel Entertainment, Inc. (Inactive)

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Oak Hill Capital Management LLC, Edgewood Partners Insurance Center purchase Prime Risk Partners, Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP

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