Michael Brody is a member of the firm's Tax Department, and former Chair of the firm's Retirement Committee. He has special expertise in issues relating to real estate investment trusts, and is global Co-chair of the firm’s REIT Industry Group.
Mr. Brody's practice focuses upon the taxation of partnerships and corporations, including REITs, in a variety of US and international contexts, including:
- Partnership and corporate formation transactions
- REIT roll-up, conversion and IPO transactions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Securities offerings
- Restructuring and insolvency work
Mr. Brody is regularly recognized as a leading attorney, including by Chambers USA for domestic tax work, by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US for his work with REITs and by the International Tax Review in the World Tax Guide. Mr. Brody is ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: REITs – Chambers USA 2012-2015 and is cited as "phenomenal tax REIT expert" and "exceptionally bright, practical and pragmatic," "considered by some to be the preeminent REIT tax attorney in the USA" and "an incredible lawyer who thinks and analyses problems like no one else."
He is a frequent lecturer on tax issues and was licensed as a certified public accountant in 1981.