Kirt Switzer

Kirt Switzer is the Global Chair of Latham & Watkins' Transactional Tax Practice, the Local Department Chair for the firm's San Francisco and Silicon Valley tax practices, and a member of the firm's Diversity Leadership Committee.  

Mr. Switzer's practice focuses on federal taxation of corporations and partnerships in a variety of US and international contexts and specifically involves advising clients on tax issues related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, restructurings and post-merger integration matters. He has represented US and non-US corporations, private equity funds and investment banks in a variety of matters including:

  • US and cross-border taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, including reorganizations, joint ventures and spin-offs
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings
  • Public and private financing transactions

Mr. Switzer has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in The Legal 500 US directory since 2010. 

Mr. Switzer is a member of the California State Bar and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He has lectured on tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions at various conferences. He is a co-author of Tax Management Portfolio 771 3rd Corporate Acquisitions - (A), (B), and (C) Reorganizations.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Switzer practiced within the Transaction Advisory Services group of Ernst & Young LLP.