Michael Shaff joined the firm in 2011 as Of Counsel. He is chairperson 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 admitted to practice law in the States of California, New York and Massachusetts and 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.