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Jason Schwartz

Fried Frank, Tax Partner & Co-Head of Digital Assets and Blockchain Practice

Jason Schwartz is a tax partner and co-head of the Firm’s Digital Assets and Blockchain Practice, resident in Fried Frank’s Washington, DC office.

Mr. Schwartz specializes in tax issues relating to financial products, securitizations, funds, treaties, lending, and crypto. He is recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers USA in Tax, where clients have described him as “very smart and knowledgeable in this area.”  He has also consistently been recognized by The Legal 500 US in Tax: Financial Products as a “Next Generation Partner” each year from 2017 to 2021.

Mr. Schwartz is the author of numerous tax articles and a Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolio regarding the taxation of CLOs.  He is frequently asked to speak on a wide range of topics related to tax and to provide commentary on the industry’s most significant developments relating to digital assets including, most recently, at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s 2022 Tax Meeting, where he discussed “Virtual Currencies: NFTs, DeFi Transactions, and Other Virtual Currency Transaction Issues.”  In addition, he is a member of several trade organizations.

Mr. Schwartz is committed to pro bono work and community service. He oversees a pro bono program that incorporates and obtains tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Schwartz served as a partner at a large international law firm.

Mr. Schwartz received his JD, manga cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law. He also received his LLM and BA, cum laude, from New York University. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

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