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Maximize Your Success with Pre-Transaction Tax Structuring

Presented By: Kreischer Miller / Stradley Ronon Steven & Young

Having the best “entity” for your business doesn’t sound exciting, but it can easily become a significant factor when it comes to M&A transactions. Should you aim for an “F” reorganization? What about a Section 338(h)(10) election? And which strategy offers the greatest benefits for acquiring businesses when it comes to post-closing integration? Join a panel of c-suite executives, investment bankers, and M&A advisors for a deep-dive into why structure matters—and how planning in advance can positively impact any type of deal.


Steven A. Scolari
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

Steven provides practical and strategic legal advice to executives and owners of both private and public businesses in connection with a variety of transactional matters. As co-chair of Stradley Ronon’s Closely Held & Family Owned Businesses practice, Steve’s business succession planning engagements encompass corporate, tax, estate planning and family issues, including complex intergenerational shareholder and voting trust agreements and numerous liquidity transactions.


David Bovenizer
Lionheart Industrial Group LLC

David Bovenizer is a co-founder that has built Lionheart Industrial Group into a global diversified group of industrial manufacturing business with three platforms in combustion systems; pneumatic valves; and precision aerospace and defense components. He has completed more than 30 transactions totaling over $2.0 billion in value including leveraged acquisitions, cross-border M&A, public debt offerings, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures.

Brian Kitchen
Tax Director
Kreischer Miller

Brian has a wide range of experience providing domestic and international tax planning and compliance services to a variety of middle market companies and entrepreneurial businesses in a number of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, media, real estate, financial, and professional services. He has also assisted companies with business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and transition planning.

Michael Mufson
Managing Director
Mufson Howe Hunter & Company LLC

Michael Mufson is a founder and Managing Director of Mufson Howe Hunter & Co. LLC, a Philadelphia based investment banking firm for the past 18 years. The firm focuses on sell side M&A and capital raising for family and closely held middle market businesses. His investment banking experiences spans over 30 years having completed hundreds of transactions. He has been head of equity capital markets at Commerce Bancorp, co -head of investment banking at Janney Montgomery Scott among other senior positions. He has a BA and MBA from George Washington U and is also a CPA.

Kenneth Wang
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Kenneth Wang is a partner in the tax department of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young. Kenneth uses his many years of experience in both private practice and in-house tax departments for Fortune 200 companies to counsel clients on all aspects of U.S. tax law, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, fund formation, financing transactions, real estate transactions, business restructurings and reorganizations and international tax.


Conference Location

1201 Market Street, (guest entrance at 1200 Filbert Street)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Tel: (215) 625-2900