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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:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Taxing Partnership Profits Interests as Compensation Income - The Partnership Tax Practice Series: Planning for Domestic and Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Issuing Bonds to Non-U.S. Investors: Finding the Path Through the Tax Maze - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Arm’s Length Standard After Altera and BEPS - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Rebooting Section 356: Part 1—The Statute; Part 2—The Regulations - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Taxing Partnership Profits Interests as Compensation Income - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Basic Tax Issues in Acquisition Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Consolidated Return Issues for Buyers and Sellers in M&A Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Thursday, February 15, 2018
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
Web Segment  Web Segment Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
Unified Loss Rules - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Friday, October 27, 2017
Unified Loss Rules - Unified Loss Rules, Thursday, February 22, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies - Consolidated Return Planning and Strategies, Friday, October 27, 2017
Unified Loss Rules - Unified Loss Rules, Thursday, February 22, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Unified Loss Rules - Unified Loss Rules, Thursday, February 22, 2018
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