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Kenneth E. Werner

F:  917.344.8961


Kenneth E. Werner focuses on federal income taxation issues arising in domestic and cross-border business transactions, including acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and use of pass-through entities. Mr. Werner has substantial experience in tax-efficient structuring for investments in non-U.S. jurisdictions and often represents clients structuring limited liability companies and limited partnerships for tax-efficient investment by U.S. tax-exempt investors and foreign investors. Mr. Werner also advises corporations and limited liability companies regarding equity compensation plans for employees and service providers. Mr. Werner’s practice includes the preparation of tax opinions. Mr. Werner has represented clients before federal and state taxing authorities, including criminal investigations, and in court challenging determinations by such authorities.

Honors & Awards

Selected by Super Lawyers as a New York Super Lawyer for Tax (2014-2019)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Employee Benefits Committee

Chair, Board of Trustees, Shakespeare & Company



Practice Areas
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Amherst College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts