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Michael L. Schler

Of Counsel, Tax

Michael L. Schler focuses his practice on corporate tax, corporate finance (including structured finance and securitizations), mergers and acquisitions and international transactions.

Mr. Schler is a former Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section, and he remains an active member of the Tax Section Executive Committee. He is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, the Chair of the New York Tax Forum, a Trustee and the former President of the American Tax Policy Institute, a past Consultant in tax programs of The American Law Institute, the author of many published tax articles, and a frequent speaker at tax conferences. He was the Co‑Chair of the annual merger and acquisition tax institute co‑sponsored by Penn State Dickinson School of Law and the New York City Bar.

Mr. Schler has been repeatedly cited as one of the preeminent tax lawyers in the country by, among others, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America, Expert Guides: The Best of the Best (Tax) and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax. He has won the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Corporate Tax and has been named to The Legal 500 US Hall of Fame in the International Tax category.

Mr. Schler was born in New York, New York. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1970, a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 1979. Before joining Cravath, Mr. Schler served as a law clerk to Hon. Max Rosenn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Schler joined Cravath in 1974 and was elected a partner in 1982. He retired as a partner in the Firm on December 31, 2014.

Mr. Schler is admitted only in New York.

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