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Linda Z. Swartz

Linda Z. Swartz

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

New York, NY, USA


Linda Z. Swartz is the Chair of Cadwalader’s Tax Group and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. She focuses her practice on structuring complex global mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, and restructurings, and on foreign tax planning strategies. She is consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading tax lawyers by Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, Euromoney Publications, Expert Guides, International Tax Review, International Who’s Who, The Legal 500, Super Lawyers, Tax Directors Handbook, and Who’s Who in American Law, among other industry guides.

Linda has advised clients in numerous high-profile transactions, including:

  • Procter & Gamble in the split-off and tax-free merger of its Specialty Beauty business with COTY in a Reverse Morris trust transaction; the tax-free exchange of its Duracell business for P&G shares held by Berkshire Hathaway; the sale of the Pringles Group to Kellogg; the proposed tax-free distribution and acquisition of its Snack business to Diamond Foods; and the tax-free distribution and immediate acquisition of its Folgers Coffee business by J.M. Smucker;
  • The Medicines Company in the sale of its infectious disease business to Melinta Therapeutics in the sale of three of its marketed cardiovascular products and related assets to Chiesi Farmaceutici.
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals in its $15.6 billion acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and previously in its terminated combination with Cosmo Technologies, a subsidiary of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, to form Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc;
  • Elan in the tax-free distribution of its stock of Prothena and subsequent sale to Perrigo, representing the largest U.S.-to-Ireland inversion in 2013;
  • Pfizer in its acquisitions of Wyeth, Warner-Lambert and Pharmacia, and the respective sales of its Capsugel and consumer health businesses;
  • U.S. Treasury Department Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry with respect to the bankruptcy filings of General Motors and Chrysler; and
  • LyondellBasell as lead debtor’s counsel in its chapter 11 case. 

Linda is widely published on transactional tax issues and frequently speaks on a broad range of topics, including each year at the PLI conferences on corporate, partnership, and real estate tax issues. She is a Member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and is the former Chair of the Tax-Free Reorganizations, Bankruptcy, Consolidated Returns, Real Property, and Tax Accounting and Basis Committees of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1987 and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Bucknell University in 1984.

Linda Z. Swartz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Global Tax-Free Deals: Mergers, Acquisitions and Spins at Home and Abroad - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Consolidated Attribute Reduction Regulations (June 20, 2017) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Partnership Bankruptcy Tax Issues - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Workouts & Debt Restructurings (PowerPoint slides) - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Partnership Bankruptcy Tax Issues - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Thursday, February 01, 2018
Consolidated Attribute Reduction Regulations (June 20, 2017) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Monday, February 26, 2018
Section 83(b), Section 409A, Section 457A and Subchapter K - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
A Layman’s Guide to LLC Incentive Compensation - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Partnership Bankruptcy Tax Issues - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018
To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Tax Shelters, Penalties, and Circular 230 in 2018 - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Global Tax-Free Deals: Mergers, Acquisitions and Spins at Home and Abroad - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Consolidated Attribute Reduction Regulations (June 15, 2018) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
Workouts and Debt Restructuring - 20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies - Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies, Friday, October 27, 2017
Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies - Tax Strategies for Financially Troubled Businesses and Other Loss Companies, Friday, October 27, 2017
Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
20th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Tuesday, February 06, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Tax Shelters, Penalties, and Circular 230 in 2015 - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Global Tax-Free Deals: Mergers, Acquisitions and Spins at Home and Abroad - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
A Layman’s Guide to LLC Incentive Compensation - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Partnership Bankruptcy Tax Issues - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Consolidated Attribute Reduction Regulations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
ABCs of Cross-Border Derivatives - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Multiple Step Acquisitions: Dancing the Tax-Free Tango - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Elective Large Partnership Rules - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Section 83(b), Section 409A, Section 457A and Subchapter K - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Debt Exchanges - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Big A, Little C: Baby Steps Toward Modernizing Reorganizations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Elective Large Partnership Rules - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Tax Shelters, Penalties, and Circular 230 in 2018 - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
A Layman’s Guide to LLC Incentive Compensation - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Partnership Bankruptcy Tax Issues - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Section 83(b), Section 409A, Section 457A, and Subchapter K - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, Atlanta, GA
21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum, Monday, January 28, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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