Michael Shaff

Of Counsel
Chair of the Tax & Estate Planning Practice

Direct Voice/Fax/Text: 818.444.4522

Email: mshaff@stubbsalderton.com

Michael Shaff joined the firm in 2011 as Of Counsel. He is the Chair of the Tax Practice group.

Michael specializes in all aspects of federal income taxation. Mr. Shaff has served as a trial attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for three years. Mr. Shaff is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in tax law. Mr. Shaff is a past Chair of the Tax Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is co-author of the “Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook” published annually by West Group.

Michael received his A.B. at Columbia college in 1976, his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1979 and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1986. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

Practice & Experience

  • mergers and acquisitions,
  • executive compensation,
  • corporate taxation,
  • inbound and outbound foreign tax issues,
  • limited liability company and partnership taxation,
  • tax controversies,
  • exempt organizations, and
  • real estate related tax issues.

Education, Admissions And Accolades

Insights & Features

SA&M Represents Venice Pacific Investments in $162M Real Estate Sale Transaction
January 5, 2021 – LOS ANGELES, CA.  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles announced today that it represented client, Venice Pacific Investments, LP, over a two-year period...
SA&M Attorney Michael Shaff Co-Authors “Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook”, 2020-2021 Ed.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorney Michael Shaff co-authored the “Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook, 2020-2021 ed.” This handbook will guide your Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) clients...
Michael Shaff
Considering a New 409A Valuation in Light of COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to curtail economic activity, private companies granting equity-based incentive awards should consider whether the pandemic’s impact on their business warrants a new...