Michael Hirschfeld Esq.


A Partner with Dechert, who specializes in Tax, Real Estate Finance and Investing, Private Equity, Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions, Energy and Clean Technology, 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 Lawyers, The 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.

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law (1980)
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School (1975) cum laude 
B.E.E., The City College of New York (1972) summa cum laude

Michael Hirschfeld is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Advisory Board.