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Michael S. Farber

Michael S. Farber

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA

Mr. Farber is a partner in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. He regularly advises major investment banks, financial institutions and other clients in connection with their financial instruments, derivatives and capital markets activities.


Mr. Farber is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in Chambers USA and Legal 500 U.S.

Of Note

  • First Vice Chair, New York State Bar Association Tax Section


  • Partner, 2001-present
  • Associate, 1995-2001
  • Law Clerk, Hon. H.E. Widener, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1994-1995

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1991
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1994
    • summa cum laude
    • Book Reviews and Articles Editor, Law Review
Michael S. Farber is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Equity, Debt, Not—The Tax Treatment of Non-Debt Open Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Capital Ideas: The History of the Treatment of Derivative Gains and Losses - The Corporate Tax Practice Series (2018 Edition), Thursday, February 15, 2018

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