Edward P. Lemanowicz


Edward P. Lemanowicz


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2492 | +1 215 994 2222



Edward P. Lemanowicz focuses his practice on federal tax law, particularly with respect to the foreign activities of domestic corporations and the federal taxation of foreign corporations.

Mr. Lemanowicz also concentrates on structuring, negotiating, and executing taxable and tax-free transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, divestitures, liquidations and private equity transactions.

Mr. Lemanowicz is consistently ranked as a leading tax lawyer in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA, which recently lauded him as being “outstanding” and “a wise counselor” who is “calm, levelheaded and can see the bigger picture.” Previous editions of Chambers USA have described him as "smart, practical and efficient across the board," as well as "very strong” on international tax matters and reorganizations. In addition, he has been highlighted as a leading tax lawyer by The Legal 500 U.S., which noted that he is “a very knowledgeable international tax attorney whose help on several complex international M&A transactions was invaluable.”

  • Actua Corp. in its sale of FolioDynamix, Actua’s web-based wealth management technology platform, to Envestnet, Inc.
  • Actua Corp. in its sale of VelocityEHS Holdings, Inc., a leading EHS software company, and BOLT Solutions, Inc., Actua’s online insurance service platform to CVC Growth Fund (“CVC”).
  • MSD Partners, L.P. in its acquisition of Ring Container Technologies, one of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North America. 
  • MSD Partners, L.P. in its acquisition of Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial pool equipment and industrial flow control products.
  • NOVADAQ Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:NVDQ; TSX:NDQ), the leading provider of proven comprehensive fluorescence imaging solutions for medical procedures, in its acquisition by Stryker Corporation, one of the world's leading medical technology companies.
  • Travel Leaders Group, one of the largest travel companies in the U.S., in its acquisitions of The Andrew Harper Travel Office and The Andrew Harper Alliance, a full service luxury travel agency and amenity-driven hotel program and CruCon Cruise Outlet, one of the largest sellers of cruises.
  • MSX International (MSXI), a leading global business process outsourcing company, in its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity, a global private investment firm.
  • B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) in connection with its US$365 million acquisition of the spices and seasonings business of ACH Food Companies, Inc., a leading supplier of spices and seasonings to retail and food service customers.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of National Seating & Mobility, a leading provider of customized wheelchairs and adaptive seating systems. 
  • Wyle Inc., a leading provider of specialized engineering, and professional, scientific and technical services primarily to the U.S. federal government, in its US$600 million merger with KBR Inc.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of NDC, a medical supply distributor company.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ahead, LLC, a value-added reseller of Information Technology enterprise software and hardware.
  • Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) in its acquisition of Eaton Partners, LLC, one of the largest independent, partner-owned global fund placement agents.
  • B&G Foods, Inc.(NYSE:BGS) in its US$765 million acquisition of the iconic Green Giant® and Le Sueur® brands, leaders in frozen and canned vegetables, from General Mills, Inc.
  • Berwind, a family-owned investment management company, on its US$600 million sale of platform company Elmer’s Products, Inc. to Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL), a global marketer of consumer and commercial products.
  • Court Square Capital Partners and Fibertech Holdings Corporation in the US$1.9 billion merger of Fibertech, a U.S.-based provider of fiber-optic based network services, with Lightower Fiber Networks. Previously advised Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of Fibertech Networks, LLC.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of Research Now Group, Inc., a digital data collection provider.
  • Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), a global leader in consumer packaging, in its US$1.2 billion acquisition of EMPAQUE, a leading Mexican manufacturer of aluminum cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from affiliates of Heineken N.V.
  • MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:MWIV), the leading animal health distribution company in the United States, in its US$2.5 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC).
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of DISA Global Solutions, Inc., a provider of technology-enabled workforce compliance solutions.
  • The Certares-formed investor group in its US$1.8 billion joint venture agreement with American Express Company for its Global Business Travel division and related US$900 million investment.
  • Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), a global leader in consumer packaging, in its US$1.64 billion acquisition of Mivisa Envases.
  • CompuCom Systems Holding Corp., a U.S.-headquartered IT services and solutions company, in its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners.
  • CBS Studios International (“CBS”) on its agreement to create CBS-branded channels from Chello Zone’s existing entertainment channels across 83 territories worldwide, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Randstad Holding nv (Euronext Amsterdam: RAND.AS), the world’s second largest staffing company, in its US$770 million acquisition of SFN Group, Inc. (NYSE: SFN), a strategic workforce solutions company.
  • La Salle University, B.S., 1991
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1998
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • International Fiscal Association
Speaking Engagements
  • Beyond the Headlines: Determining the Costs and Benefits of Registering Your Fund in Today's Regulatory Climate, and the Effect of IPOs on Every Firm in the Market —IRR's Private Equity Fund Formation & Management Conference, Boston, MA (November 30, 2007)
  • Tax -International Track — PEI's Private Equity Strategic Financial Management Conference, New York, NY (July 18, 2007)
  • 2007 Private Equity Strategic Financial Management Conference — Presented by Private Equity International with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (July 17, 2007)