Kirt Switzer is a tax partner in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on federal taxation of corporations and partnerships in a variety of US and international contexts and specifically involves advising clients on tax issues related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, restructurings and post-merger integration matters.
Mr. Switzer has represented US and non-US corporations, private equity funds and investment banks in a variety of matters including: US and cross-border taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, including reorganizations, joint ventures and spin-offs; Bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings; Public and private financing transactions.
Mr. Switzer has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in The Legal 500 US directory since 2010. He is a member of the California State Bar and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He has lectured on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions at various conferences.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Switzer practiced within the Transaction Advisory Services group of Ernst & Young LLP.
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1998)
B.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
This Portfolio discusses the requirements necessary to qualify a transaction as an "A," "B," or "C," Reorganization; a Forward Triangular Merger; or a Reverse Triangular Merger.