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Michael L. Schler

Michael L. Schler

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


Michael L. Schler is Of Counsel and a retired tax partner in the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  He practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate tax, international tax, consolidated returns, and financial products.

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, The Legal 500 and other publications.

Mr. Schler is the author of numerous published articles, including articles on tax reform, BEPS, consolidated returns, spinoffs, section 1032, section 356, tax shelters, and partnership carried interests.  He is a speaker at numerous tax conferences, and was the chair or co-chair of the annual NYC Bar-Penn State Dickinson School of Law m&a tax conference and its predecessor conferences in 1998-2013.

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).

Michael L. Schler is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Consolidated Return Issues for Buyers and Sellers in M&A Transactions (July 2017) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Consolidated Return Issues for Buyers and Sellers in M&A Transactions (November 2017) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Monday, February 26, 2018
Consolidated Return Issues for Buyers and Sellers in M&A Transactions (July 2018) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Rebooting Section 356: Part 1—The Statute; Part 2—The Regulations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Basic Tax Issues in Acquisition Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Issuing Bonds to Non-U.S. Investors: Finding the Path Through the Tax Maze - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Taxing Partnership Profits Interests as Compensation Income - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Arm’s Length Standard After Altera and BEPS - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Consolidated Return Issues for Buyers and Sellers in M&A Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Taxing Partnership Profits Interests as Compensation Income - The Partnership Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, August 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Unified Loss Rules - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Monday, October 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Unified Loss Rules - Unified Loss Rules, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Monday, October 22, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Unified Loss Rules - Unified Loss Rules, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Monday, October 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Unified Loss Rules - Unified Loss Rules, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Monday, October 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Friday, October 26, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
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