Marc is cheerleader-in-chief with so much energy the firm’s coffee machine has to work overtime so the others have a chance to keep up. Marc loves to be outdoors and is always moving, frequently participating in long-distance swims and runs and whatever else lies in wait.
The founding partner at Schwartz International, Marc teams with a variety of U.S. and foreign individuals and business clients, providing strategic tax and financial solutions to help his clients achieve their goals.
Marc has lived and worked in the U.S. and abroad in both governmental and private sector roles. His diversified experience enables him to bring a practical global perspective to the individuals and businesses he serves. He began his career at a Big 6 accounting firm in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where he built a strong foundation in federal, state/local and international tax over several years. He then transferred to one of the firm’s non-U.S. offices in Latin America where he continued to service European, Asian, Latin American and U.S. clients.
A geographically diverse client base has allowed Marc to gain significant experience with tax treaties, outbound/inbound planning, repatriation, foreign tax credits, real estate investments/FIRPTA, branch taxes and audit defense. He has taught a graduate level international tax course at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and continues to lecture on international tax issues. In addition, Marc is a recognized author who contributes articles on international tax matters and legal issues to several trade publications.
Marc earned his BA from Colgate University, a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University and a law degree from Emory University. He is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.
With degrees from UNC and Duke, Richard never knows which team to cheer for. At least his degree from Georgetown is outside the ACC.
Richard possesses extensive global tax experience spanning over 30 years in both the government and private sectors. He provides counsel regarding international tax planning, strategy and tax controversy in multiple industries.
This rare level of knowledge gives him a comprehensive understanding of taxation issues as they affect both individuals and businesses. Richard advises multinational corporations of all sizes on the tax aspects of cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, financings, cash repatriations and intercompany transactions. He has also served as international tax counsel to numerous Fortune 1000 companies, including leaders in the insurance, energy, paper and mining sectors, and has counseled companies on tax-advantaged debt structuring in 20 different countries. Additionally, he works extensively with U.S. private equity funds investing outside the country and with non-U.S. funds investing in the U.S.
Richard has been recognized as one of The Legal 500 United States (an honor that highlights the practice area teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel) in the area of tax controversy, and is also a frequent speaker on international tax issues.
He holds a BS from the University of North Carolina, a JD from Duke University School of Law and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
Qulanda (“Q”) is the head taskmaster who keeps us all on our toes. A producer of her own YouTube channel, it’s no surprise that she is able to keep up with the unique cast of characters that make up the Schwartz International team.
Q graduated from Georgia State University, earning a degree in Film/Video Production and Spanish. While a student at Georgia State, she participated in a study abroad summer program, living with a host family in Guadalajara, Mexico and attended the Centro de Estudios para Extranjeros – Universidad de Guadalajara.
She has a working knowledge of Spanish and an interest in learning Japanese.
Schwartz Law is a diverse group of individuals who possess a deep understanding of the ins and outs of international tax law and its impact on organizations and individuals. We have lived in many countries, speak several languages and represent more than five decades of professional experience. Our team offers you the experience and track record you want along with the proactive, on-target advice that allows you to achieve your goals.