Philip Hirschfeld, an associate in the Tax, Trusts & Estates Department, focuses his practice in the areas of tax planning, tax controversy and international tax planning. His practice focuses on formation, sale or restructuring of businesses (including mergers and acquisitions), real estate investments (including Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds), partnership tax planning, debt restructuring, cross border investments and planning for non-US persons coming to work or live in the US and US companies operating abroad as well as advising clients on the tax aspects of such transactions. Before joining Cole Schotz, he concentrated on foreign investment in U.S. real estate, cross-border investments by U.S. companies operating abroad, and income tax planning for high net-worth individuals at a boutique international tax law firm.
Philip is an active member of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, where he is vice-chair of the Committee on Federal Taxation of Real Estate. He is also an active member of the ABA Section of Taxation and chair of the FATCA subcommittee of their Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties. Philip is a recipient of the Nolan Fellowship from the Section of Taxation, which recognizes leadership qualities and a commitment to the Tax Section. In addition, he is the recipient of a Fellowship from the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section honoring future section leaders.
He has lectured on cross border real estate investments, Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds, mergers & acquisitions, partnership tax planning and other topics for the American Bar Association, New York University, the Florida Annual Tax Institute and other groups and has authored several articles for numerous publications on cross border investments, qualified opportunity zones, recent tax legislation and other subjects.
Philip received his B.A. from New York University in Digital New Media and Urban Design & Architecture, magna cum laude in 2006, his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2009, and his LL.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2013. He is admitted to practice in both New York and the District of Columbia.
EducationNew York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2013The George Washington University, Law School, J.D., 2009New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, B.A.
magna cum laude, 2006
Bar & Court AdmissionsDistrict of Columbia, 2012New York, 2011U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2011U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2011
Common Cross-Border Issues in M&A and Tax PlanningAttorney Speaking: Philip R. HirschfeldAugust 2, 2017
Foreign Persons Investing in US Real Estate and Other Assets: Partnership and Other Structures, Treaty Planning and Financing StrategiesAttorney Speaking: Philip R. HirschfeldJuly 20, 2017
American Bar Association December 11, 2018Philip R. Hirschfeld
American Bar Association May 1, 2018Philip R. Hirschfeld
Tax, Trust & Estates Law January 31, 2018Philip R. Hirschfeld and Steven M. Saraisky
Tax, Trust & Estates Law January 22, 2018Philip R. Hirschfeld and Steven M. Saraisky
Tax, Trust & Estates Law August 23, 2017Philip R. Hirschfeld and Steven M. Saraisky
Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions July, 2016Philip R. Hirschfeld
BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal February, 2016Philip R. Hirschfeld
Probate & Property January, 2016Philip R. Hirschfeld
Real Property, Trusts & Estates e-Report August, 2015Philip R. Hirschfeld
Real Property, Trusts & Estates e-Report May, 2015Philip R. Hirschfeld
Journal of Taxation of Investments Spring, 2015Philip R. Hirschfeld
FATCA 2013 Overview: Getting Down to the Wire
Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions March/April, 2014Philip R. Hirschfeld
BNA Tax Management International Journal November 8, 2013Philip R. Hirschfeld