Mark Hoenig Esq.

Mark Hoenig is a Tax partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He has extensive experience in all areas of corporate taxation, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as corporate organizations, reorganizations and workouts. Mr. Hoenig's M&A experience has ranged from structuring and negotiating complex transactions, bankruptcies and work-outs, to internal corporate restructuring and planning in connection with the preservation and use of tax losses.

Among Mr. Hoenig's notable transactions are: AIG’s restructuring and sale of its insurance groups ALICO and AIA; the initial public offering of Genworth Financial, Inc.; GE Capital's acquisition of the Transamerica Corporation business from AEGON NV; Texas Instruments Inc.'s acquisition of Burr-Brown; Leucadia National Corporation's acquisition of Wiltel Corporation, its investment with Berkshire Hathaway in The FINOVA Group, as well as the sale by Leucadia of Colonial Penn Insurance Group's divisions to GE and Conseco; and the conversion of Empire Blue Cross into WellChoice Inc. Mr. Hoenig also has counseled debtors in chapter 11 proceedings, including Trump Entertainment, WorldCom Inc., Loral Space & Communications Corporation and Doctors Community Health Care.

Complementing his involvement in corporate taxation has been Mr. Hoenig's concentration on not-for-profit organizations, having counseled tax-exempt and non-exempt organizations such as trade associations, universities, hospitals and foundations. His experience in this area touches the entire life-cycle of an exempt organization, from formation to dissolution, and includes a unique expertise relating to commercial activity and business ventures conducted by these organizations. Mr. Hoenig is co-chair of the Firm’s Not For Profit practice group, is a long-term member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee, has been an integral part of the Firm’s annual Symposium on Not-For-Profit Governance, and serves on a number of non-profit boards, including New Yorkers for Parks, The Jewish Education Project and Lawyers Alliance for New York. In 2014, Mr. Hoenig was chosen by the New York Law Journal as one of only 15 “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” in the pro bono category for his “outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to poor or nearly poor New Yorkers.”

LL.M., New York University School of Law (1987)
J.D., New York University School of Law (1981)
B.A., Yeshiva University (1978)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
540 T.M., Discharge of Indebtedness, Bankruptcy and Insolvency (co-author)