Eric Franklin Horvitz
Eric Horvitz is a principal of the firm and a member of the Corporate, Securities, Tax & Finance practice group. He focuses his practice on how the Internal Revenue Code impacts companies and individuals.
Mr. Horvitz advises businesses in negotiating acquisitions and dispositions, financing transactions, both equity and debt, and executive compensation.
He represents clients in estate planning matters involving wills, trusts and estates. He has experience in business succession planning and valuation of business interests.
In the tax controversy areas, he represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and state authorities in examination and collection efforts in income, sales and use, and estate and gift tax matters.
In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Horvitz was designated as a Virginia Super Lawyer in the Tax section. He was also designated as one of Virginia's Legal Elite in the Business Law Section in 2006 and 2012, and as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2008. Mr. Horvitz was identified as a Legal Elite by the readers of SmartCEO magazine in 2011.
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Venture Capital Financing & Private Placements
- Stock & Option Program Design and Implementation
- Nonqualified Deferred Compensation & Phantom Stock Plans
- Negotiations with federal and state taxing agencies
- State & Federal Tax Audits and Appeals
- Estate & Gift Planning
Education & Background:
- LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 1994
- J.D. The George Washington University, 1991
- B.A. University of Michigan, 1988
- Attorney-Advisor, Judge David Laro, U.S. Tax Court, 1994
- American Bar Association – Taxation and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law sections
- Committee on Corporate Tax
- Avoiding Self-Laid Land Mines: Common Pitfalls of Startup Tech Companies, Arlington County Bar Association, February 2001
- The ‘Right’ Business Plan for Raising Venture Capital Financing, OF&P Emerging Company Series, May 2000
- Venture Capital 2000: Trends, Traps and Tips, OF&P Emerging Company Series, February/January 2000
Admitted to Practice:
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Tax Court