Marc Schwartz (Illumeo)
Finance and Accounting
Marc Schwartz has lived and worked in the US and abroad in both governmental and private sector roles. His diversified experience has allowed him to bring a global perspective to the business. He holds a B.A. from Colgate University, a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a law degree from Emory University. He is also a CPA.
Marc began his career at a global accounting firm in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Here he built a strong foundation in federal, state/local and international tax over several years for both individual and corporate clients. He transferred to the firm’s Mexico City office and developed an expertise in Latin American tax to supplement his European, Asian and U.S. tax base. He built on this experience when he was sent to help develop the firm’s Miami-based business. In Miami, he developed additional experience with inbound investment to the US.
Marc’s geographically diverse client base has allowed him 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. Today he continues to lecture on international tax issues, and he also writes for various trade publications. Marc is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.
The ability to speak practical "tax" with non-tax professionals. Provide practical international tax advice on material issues facing businesses and individuals, ranging from M&A due diligence/planning, global restructuring, cash management/Treasury, repatriation, tax treaties.
Senior Manager : PricewaterhouseCoopers - [1995-03 to 2005-05]
International tax advisor.
Partner : Schwartz International - 
We are a boutique international tax advisory firm.
Master of International Affairs, Policy Analysis and Management : Columbia University-School of International and Public Affairs - [ to 1995]
J.D., International Law and Tax : Emory University School of Law - [ to 1996]
B.A., History : Colgate University - [ to 1990]