Nossaman Expands Tax Capabilities with Addition of Partner Douglas Schwartz

Nossaman News Release

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 22, 2011) – Nossaman LLP announced today that Douglas W. Schwartz has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group.  Mr. Schwartz specializes in tax and business transactional matters, and has a comprehensive understanding of the complex local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect personal and business taxes for a wide variety of industries, including entertainment, sports, nonprofit, and public agencies.  He is based in Nossaman's Los Angeles office.

"Doug's tax expertise is a tremendous asset for Nossaman, enhancing the support we offer our clients," said Charles Fiedler, chair of Nossaman's Corporate Practice Group.  "He's a great addition to the Corporate Practice Group who will add value to the Firm's practices and clients."

Mr. Schwartz routinely advises clients on tax-related matters concerning employees and compensation, partnership and limited liability company agreements, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, wealth management and estate planning, business formations, and non-profit organizations (including lobbying, fundraising, and unrelated business taxable income).  He has extensive experience assisting clients on personal planning issues, including developing employment agreements, partner/shareholder buyout agreements, and tax planning issues in connection with moving in and out of the United States and California.

"Nossaman's full-service, national platform really attracted me to the Firm," Mr. Schwartz said.  "I'm excited to start this new chapter of my career with the support of a phenomenal group of colleagues."

Mr. Schwartz comes to Nossaman from Kopple and Klinger LLP in Los Angeles, where he worked since 1994.  He has a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School and earned his A.B. degree from Princeton University, summa cum laude.

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