New York, January 15, 2012Herrick, Feinstein LLP announced today that Gary L. Schoenbrun has joined the firm’s New York office as a Partner and the newly appointed co-Chair of the firm’s Tax and Personal Planning Group. 

“Herrick's tax and personal planning group combines hands-on business knowledge with tax code expertise to provide exceptional service tailored to each client’s needs," said Irwin A. Kishner, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Herrick, Feinstein. "Gary’s breadth of experience and broad client base will complement and enrich our existing practice.”

“Gary’s successful track record and skill in the areas of tax, M&A, executive compensation and partnerships and LLCs will be invaluable additions to our practice,” noted Partner Daniel A. Swick, who co-Chairs Herrick’s Tax and Personal Planning Group. "We are delighted to welcome him to the team."       

Herrick’s Tax and Personal Planning Group provides a broad spectrum of services for individuals, family businesses and corporations across an array of industries. The group advises on a range of matters including international income and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, philanthropic planning and tax-exempt organizations, real estate incentive programs, transfer tax planning, state and local tax, tax controversy, and tax forbearance for non-U.S. citizens as well as trusts and estates planning.

“Herrick has built an outstanding reputation for its dedication to the highest level of client service and I am looking forward to continuing that commitment and to working with this talented group of attorneys,” said Mr. Schoenbrun.

Mr. Schoenbrun joins Herrick from Dickstein Shapiro LLP where he was a Partner for more than a decade. He concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation and executive compensation, advising clients as tax counsel in connection with both taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions involving both private and public companies. Mr. Schoenbrun has advised clients on all aspects of partnership taxation and has particular skill in structuring partnership and limited liability company tax allocation provisions. He also represents numerous investment funds on various matters including taxation, compensation and regulatory issues and represents high-level executives at public and private companies, investment bankers, investment fund operators and their employers in structuring and negotiating compensation arrangements. Mr. Schoenbrun is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Tax Court, and he is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Schoenbrun received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent 170-lawyer firm headquartered in New York City providing a full range of legal services, including art law, real estate, tax and personal planning, government relations, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, insurance, intellectual property and sports law.