ProfessionalsPatrick N. Karsnitz
A partner in the Tax Department, Patrick regularly advises investment fund and strategic clients in a broad range of domestic and international transactions. He focuses his practice primarily on the representation of private investment funds and their portfolio companies, including in taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisition transactions, fund formation, joint ventures, carve-outs, and financing and capital markets transactions. His practice includes advising clients on all aspects of investment management M&A transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, majority and minority stake investments and spin-outs. Patrick also has extensive experience in both bankruptcy and other restructuring transactions. In 2017, The Legal 500 recognized Patrick as a “Next Generation” lawyer for his work on complex tax transactions.
Patrick’s representative clients include General Atlantic, Glenview Capital, Oaktree Capital Management, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Silver Point Capital and KKR & Co.
Patrick obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.