Scott L. Semer, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP and Michele Alexander, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Scott L. Semer is a partner inthe tax group in the New York office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg. He advises pension plans and Sovereign WealthFunds on investment in the United States and around the world. Scott is a co-author of Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures with Private REITs publishedby BNA Tax Management and his articles appear frequently in a variety of taxpublications. He graduated from ColumbiaLaw School where he was Review and Essay Editor of the Columbia LawReview. Scott is an adjunct professor atColumbia Law School, where he teaches the Deals Workshop, an upper classseminar that examines how complex business transactions are structured.
Michele Alexander is counsel atWachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. Sheadvises clients on a wide range of tax issues in connection with corporate,real estate, and private equity transactions. Michele is .a co-author of StructuringReal Estate Joint Ventures with Private REITs published by BNA TaxManagement .and the author of “Tax Issues in Business Separation Transactions,”appearing in Business Separation Transactions (Law Journal Press), She also has written articles for various taxpublications. Michele is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.