Robert Schachat Esq.


Bob leads the Real Estate Group in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, D.C.  He consults with clients in all federal income tax aspects of real estate, including REIT, partnership, limited liability company and S corporation formations, acquisitions, like-kind exchanges, development, leases, financings, workouts, dispositions and liquidations.  Bob’s experience also includes extensive involvement in the negotiation and drafting of all types of partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements, and corporate shareholder agreements.  He also advises clients on a regular basis in monitoring federal legislative and regulatory activity in the real estate area.

Bob joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1996.  From 1984 until 1996, he was a partner in a Manhattan law firm practicing in the taxation of real estate.  Bob has published many articles and lectures frequently at many real estate industry and tax conferences.  He serves as Chair of the Real Estate Committee and is a member of the Committee on Government Relations of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association. Bob is also a member of the Advisory Board of Journal of Passthrough Entities, the Board of Contributing Editors and Advisors of Real Estate Taxation and the Tax Management Advisory Board for Corporate Tax and Business Planning.  He is co-author with Jim Lowy of the CCH treatise, Taxation of REITs and UPREITs.  Bob has served as Vice Chair of the Tax Policy Advisory Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable and is a past co-chair of the Cost Recovery Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., Columbia University Law School
S.B., Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Schachat is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Corporate Tax Advisory Board.