Thomas (Tom) P. Ward focuses his practice on the structuring and implementation of transactions involving partnerships and limited liability companies, including private equity fund formation, portfolio company investments and representation of pension fund investors in private equity funds. He also advises clients with respect to the use of profits interests as compensation and legislative efforts to change the tax treatment of carried interests. Tom works closely with family offices on partnership issues, including structuring and tax allocation matters. He also addresses federal income tax issues related to aircraft acquisition and operational issues arising from personal versus business use. In addition, he advises clients on tax issues with respect to domestic and international joint ventures. Tom has spoken on tax considerations regarding the formation, operation and disposition of international joint ventures for various groups, including the Tax Executives Institute, Chicago-Kent College of Law and Atlas Information Group. While in law school, he was an editor of the Michigan International Law Journal. COMMUNITY American Bar Association, Tax Committee on Partnerships & LLCs Journal of Passthrough Entities, advisory board CREDENTIALS Education University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1996 University of Notre Dame, BBA, summa cum laude, 1992 Admissions Illinois Courts / Agencies US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit US Tax Court.