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Charles C. Hwang

Phone: +1 202.624.2626
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Charles C. Hwang is a partner in the firm's Tax Group. Resident in the D.C. office, Mr. Hwang joined the firm in 1994.

Mr. Hwang is an experienced transactional tax lawyer. He has reviewed and assisted in the negotiation and drafting of numerous merger agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, partnership, joint venture and limited liability company agreements, contribution agreements, and executive compensation agreements, and has provided tax advice in connection with many other transactions, including rollover transactions, loans, and start-ups. Representative transactions including acquisitions of publicly held corporations, restructuring and sale of distressed businesses, formation of consortia to trade financial derivatives, restructuring of international operations, and taxable and tax-free mergers and reorganizations.

He also counsels tax-exempt organizations on UBIT and exemption issues, including royalty, investment, and structural issues. He is general counsel of a local bar association and has a similar role with Crowell & Moring’s affiliated foundation.

Mr. Hwang received his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard University in 1984, where he majored in mathematics. He obtained a law degree in 1988 from Columbia University, where he was an articles editor for the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Hwang also received an LL.M. in taxation, with honors, from Georgetown in 1998. He is a member of the Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association and the D.C. Bar. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and New York.


  • Harvard University, A.B. (1984) mathematics
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (1988)
  • Georgetown University, LL.M. (1998) taxation


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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