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Willys H. Schneider

Willys H. Schneider

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

New York, NY, USA


Willys H. Schneider is a Partner at Kaye Scholer LLP, focusing on tax law. Her practice is broad-based, covering tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions; structured finance and securitization, including REMICs; formation and operation of REITs, partnerships and limited liability companies; formation of private equity funds; and cross-border transactions. Willys is a member of the Board of the International Tax Institute. She has served as an Articles Editor of The Tax Lawyer, the quarterly journal of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, and has chaired various subcommittees of the ABA Taxation Section.

Willys frequently participates as a panelist in programs on tax issues. She is proficient in French and German.

Selected Recent Publications
  • "Tax Aspects of Direct Investments in US Funds," German Volume Private Banking and Family Office, (August 2012)
  • "IRS Issues Proposed FATCA Regulations," AFIRE News (May/June 2012)
  • "IRS Publishes FATCA Guidance," AFIRE News (September/October 2010).
  • Investment Management: Law and Practice, published by Oxford University Press (2010).
  • "Foreign Investment in REITs," Chapter in the AFIRE Guide to US Real Estate Investing (2009).
  • "Taxation of Foreign Investors in US Real Estate Under FIRPTA," Chapter in the AFIRE Guide to US Real Estate Investing (2009).
  • "New IRS Rules and Related Guidance Add Flexibility in CMBS Market," AFIRE News (November/December 2009).
  • Chapter on US Country Report, Rechtshandbuch Immobilien-Investitionen (Legal Guide to Real Estate Investments) (2009).
  • "Taxing Times for Private Equity and Hedge Funds," Hedge Funds Review (2008).
  • "US REIT Meets G-REIT," Real Estate Magazin Special Issue: German REITs (2007).
  • "New Basis Rules Aim at Transfer and Duplication of Built in Losses," TAXES, The Tax Magazine, Volume 83, No. 5 (May 2005).
  • "US tax-specific points for issuers and SVP's," Global Securitisation and Structured Finance 2004 (2004).

Admissions
New York

Memberships
Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association

Education
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1977, Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review
A.B. (cum laude), Princeton University, 1974

Clerkship
Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Court, EDNY

Willys H. Schneider is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Selected Tax Issues Affecting Domestic and Cross-Border Securitization Transactions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Foreign Partnership Reporting Requirements: Regulations Under Sections 6038, 6038B and 6046A - The Partnership Tax Practice Series, Tuesday, August 01, 2017
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