Stuart is Counsel to the Meltzer Lippe tax practice where he represents domestic and international business entities in structuring tax aspects of complex transactions, and overall corporate tax planning and commercial legal matters with particular expertise in the area of financial transactions and project finance.
Prior to joining Meltzer Lippe, Stuart had been a partner at Dewey Ballantine since he joined in 1988.
time at Dewey Ballantine
Stuart served as chairman of the New York tax practice, and managing and senior partner of its London office, as well as, founding and managing partner of the Latin American office.
Before joining Dewey Ballantine
was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
, where he
was chairman of its tax section and New York office.
In addition, Stuart
was for many years an adjunct professor of law at New York University
lectured on federal income taxation of partners and partnerships.
is often called on to speak at seminars and has written articles on a variety of subjects, including partnership taxation, tax-free corporate spin-offs, collapsible corporations, leveraged leasing and cross-border leasing.
Stuart graduated with a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961.
In 1964, he received an LL.B. cum laude from the University of Miami Law School where he was also editor of the Law Review.
LL.M. with high honors in taxation from the New York University
School of Law in 1965.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Tax Section and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
is admitted to the New York, Pennsylvania and Florida State Bars