Edward F. Kidner

Edward Kidner

Ed is an experienced tax, business and transactions attorney and seasoned legal advisor. His practice encompasses all facets of federal and state income taxation with a particular focus on optimal tax planning and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, shareholder and ownership matters, financing and capital raises. Ed has substantial expertise in conducting sophisticated pre-transaction due diligence and in the successful structuring, restructuring and negotiation of complex business transactions. He also successfully represents taxpayers in controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), both at the audit level and before the IRS Office of Appeals.

In the area of business transactions, he has served as an advisor on numerous transactions ranging in size from $5 million to more than $2 billion. Ed has also authored multiple tax opinions in the mergers and reorganization arena and has successfully obtained multiple favorable Private Letter Rulings (PLRs) for his clients.
With over 30 years of experience, Ed has served as a partner and practice leader in two regional law firms, tax counsel for a Fortune 100 company, and General Counsel and CEO for a consolidated group of entities. He has also held positions with three national accounting firms, one in which he served as the lead Partner of the Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services Practice, which give him broad insights when advising clients.

Mr. Kidner is an accomplished speaker and has published articles in various industry publications. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds his Series 79 and 63 securities licenses, which provides a unique and more encompassing perspective to the legal counsel he offers.

Practice Groups

Areas of Focus


  • Wheeling Jesuit College, B.S.
  • West Virginia University College
    of Law, J.D.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Exit Planning Exchange
  • Launch Annapolis
  • Maryland State Bar Association –Taxation Section
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants