Michael L. Schler is a tax partner in the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate tax, consolidated returns, financial products, and asset-backed securitization.
Mr. Schler is a past Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and is a member of the Executive Committee. He was the President and is now a Trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute. He is also the Chair of the New York Tax Forum. He is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. He has been a Consultant to the American Law Institute Federal Income Tax Project on Integration of the Individual and Corporate Income Taxes, and to the Institute's Project on Taxation of Private Business Enterprises. He is a past winner of the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Corporate Tax, and is recognized as a top rated tax lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal and other publications.
Mr. Schler is the author of numerous published articles, including articles on tax reform, consolidated returns, spinoffs, section 1032, section 356, tax shelters, and partnership carried interests. He is a speaker at numerous tax conferences, and has been the chair or co-chair of the annual Penn State Dickinson School of Law-NYC Bar m&a tax conference and its predecessor conferences since 1998.
Mr. Schler has degrees from Harvard College (A.B., magna cum laude), Yale Law School (J.D.), and New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation).