Ziemowit T. Smulkowski is a partner in the Tax practice at Paul Hastings in the Chicago office and part of the firm's Private Equity Group. He concentrates his practice in tax issues related to all aspects of private equity backed investments, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funds, real estate investments, and management compensation.
His representative transactions include acquisitions and dispositions of businesses for both financial and strategic investors, cross-border investments, debt and equity investments in real estate joint ventures, representing sellers of closely held businesses, and representing management teams in connection with the acquisition or disposition of their employers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Smulkowski worked in the Chicago offices of a multinational law firm for over twelve years and before that Coopers and Lybrand LLP (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Smulkowski graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 1993 with a B.A. in Political Science. He received his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1996.