David S. Griffel is a special counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he concentrates his practice on tax issues related to the formation and operation of onshore and offshore investment funds and their investment managers, as well as tax issues prospective investors face with such investments; tax considerations related to employee and executive compensation, including deferred compensation programs; and partnership taxation.

Recognized by The Legal 500 US as a leading tax lawyer, David has spoken on tax issues related to running investment management firms and their funds, as well as hedge fund tax considerations and compensation structures. David speaks at a variety of industry events, including presenting on the topic of “Hedge Funds” at PLI’s Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances conferences and discussing “Reform School: Tax Lessons for 2018” at Credit Suisse’s 2018 Prime Services Leadership Conference. He contributes to “Hedge Fund Employee Compensation,” published by Practical Law, and Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press). He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

David holds an LL.M. in taxation and a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was a Florence Allen Scholar and Order of the Coif, and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University. 

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