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Michael Hirschfeld gives taxation advice and represents clients in planning to minimize tax burdens in corporate, international, partnership, real estate, workouts, and leasing matters. Mr. Hirschfeld is the immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers.

He is recognized as a leading tax lawyer both nationally and internationally in publications including the Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America, The International Who’s Who of Business LawyersThe International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers.

Mr. Hirschfeld is a frequent lecturer on international, real estate and other tax related topics at virtually every major tax seminar in the United States, including on FATCA at many recent tax conferences. He has written more than 50 articles for The Journal of Taxation, The Journal of International Taxation, Taxes Magazine, Tax Times, Taxation for Accountants, The Real Estate Tax Digest, and The Canadian Tax Journal. He is also a frequent lecturer for, among others, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, NYU, Practising Law Institute and the International Fiscal Association.


The City College of New York, B.E.E., 1972, summa cum laude
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1975, cum laude, an editor of the Law Review
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1980, taxation

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New York


Mr. Hirschfeld is the immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. Michael has previously served as the Tax Section’s Vice Chair Committee Operations, Council Director for their International Committees, chair of their Government Submissions and Real Estate Committees and chair of their 9/11 Task Force. In addition, he is Vice Chair of the Special Investors Group of the American Bar Association's Real Property Section and a former chair of their Taxation Committee. Mr. Hirschfeld is a former member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section and among his activities for that group, he co-chaired their committees on U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers and Real Estate Tax Matters. Michael is the Vice President of the American Tax Policy Institute.

Michael is also a member of the Wolters Kluwer Legal Tax Advisory Board and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Tax Policy Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the Committee on Business Entities of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is on the board of editors for Business Entities, Journal of Taxation of Investments, and The Journal of International Taxation.