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Laurie Abramowitz (10/28/14)
Laurie Abramowitz is a Partner and Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Tax Department. She handles all aspects of tax work for corporations, partnerships, high-net-worth individuals and tax-exempt organizations. Her practice is broad-based and involves tax planning for a wide variety of transactions and structuring, negotiating and documenting complex corporate transactions and private equity structures, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, reorganizations, financing transactions, private and public debt and equity offerings and restructurings, many of which have international implications.
Michael C. Mulitz (10/14/14)
Michael Mulitz is a Partner in the Finance Department and Head of the Aviation Finance and Leasing Group. He concentrates on commercial, cargo and private jet aircraft transactions, with broad experience in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of acquisition, financing and leasing transactions and portfolio sales (including tax-based leveraged and cross-border leasing, operating leases, PDP financings, portfolio securitizations and Ex-Im Bank/ECA supported financings) on behalf of banks, leasing companies, financial institutions, hedge and private equity funds and other companies acting as debt and equity participants, lenders, lessors, lessees, operating lessors, owner trustees, indenture/loan trustees, guarantors, airframe and engine manufacturers, management and remarketing agents and purchasers and sellers of equipment involving commercial, private and cargo aircraft and aircraft engines and spare parts. He also has extensive experience in fleet financing, acquisition and financing of private jet aircraft and helicopters, fractional interest ownership, time sharing and card membership programs.
Manuel Kushner (08/19/14)
Manuel Kushner has extensive litigation trial and appellate experience, especially in complex commercial matters. With more than thirty years’ experience, Manuel has handled virtually all types of civil, commercial matters, including such real estate-related disputes as mortgage foreclosures, title controversies, construction defect and delay claims, and landlord-tenant proceedings; such business-related disputes as breach-of-contract actions, franchise claims, enforcement of non-compete agreements, securities violations, theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and tortious interference claims; and such specialized areas as bankruptcy, probate litigation, all manner of commercial fraud, lender liability and shareholder derivative claims.
Lindsey Briggs (08/12/14)
Ms. Briggs is an Associate in the Private Clients Department of Kaye Scholer's New York office. She has a broad-based practice providing tax, estate and wealth-preservation planning advice for high net-worth US and non-US individuals and families, their family offices and closely held businesses. She focuses her practice on all areas of US and international tax, gift and estate planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, cross-border asset protection, tax compliance and reporting matters, and tax-exempt organizations.
Arlene Harris (06/13/14)
Arlene Harris is a member of the Private Clients Department and resident in the firm’s New York office. She has practiced for more than forty years and focuses on estate and trust litigation, and also practices in the area of estate and trust planning, probate and administration of estates and trusts, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Sydney E. Unger (05/29/14)
Sydney Unger is the former Chair of the Tax Department. He practices in the area of tax law with a concentration in renewable energy, corporate and joint venture matters. He has considerable experience in working with clients in renewable energy project financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy workouts, leveraged leasing transactions and IRS and New York controversy matters.
Willys H. Schneider (04/07/14)
Willys Schneider is a Partner at Kaye Scholer, focusing on tax law. Her practice is broad-based, covering tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions; formation and operation of REITs, partnerships and limited liability companies; structured finance and securitization; formation of private equity funds; and cross-border transactions. Willys also advises a number of charitable and other tax exempt institutions and currently serves on Kaye Scholer’s Pro Bono Committee. Willys is a member of the Board of Directors of each of the International Tax Institute and Poets & Writers. She currently serves as Director of Legal and Tax Information of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and is a member of AFIRE’s Executive Committee. She has also served as an Articles Editor of The Tax Lawyer, the quarterly journal of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.
David Hirsberg (03/28/14)
David Hirsberg is a Partner in the firm’s Tax and Private Clients Group. David’s practice focuses on international tax and succession planning for high net-worth families with family members or financial interests in multiple jurisdictions as well as the financial institutions serving that sector of the market. In advising families, David is heavily involved in foreign grantor trust planning, addressing the myriad of issues commonly encountered with foreign nongrantor trusts and underlying holding vehicles, US inbound/outbound investment structuring, and US pre-immigration and expatriation planning. David also regularly advises on the qualified intermediary rules as well as FATCA.
Brian D. Hans (03/28/14)
Mark R. Brown (03/28/14)
Mark Brown is a member of Kaye Scholer LLP's Private Clients Department and is a resident in the firm's West Palm Beach office. His practice focuses on complex estate and tax planning, including change of domicile, family limited partnerships, charitable giving, business succession, retirement assets, and preparation and audits of federal estate tax returns.