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Willys H. Schneider

Willys H. Schneider

Special Counsel

New York
T: +1 212 836 8693
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • Columbia Law School
    JD, 1977, Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Princeton University
    AB, cum laude, 1974

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York 

  • New York State Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

Willys Schneider is Special Counsel at Kaye Scholer, focusing on tax law. Her practice is broad-based, covering tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions; formation and operation of REITs, partnerships and limited liability companies; structured finance and securitization; formation of private equity funds; and cross-border transactions. Willys also advises a number of charitable and other tax exempt institutions and currently serves on Kaye Scholer’s Pro Bono Committee. Willys is a member of the Board of Directors of each of the International Tax Institute and Poets & Writers. She currently serves as Director of Legal and Tax Information of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and is a member of AFIRE’s Executive Committee. She has also served as an Articles Editor of The Tax Lawyer, the quarterly journal of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.

Willys is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in multiple publications dealing with a variety of income tax issues, and frequently participates as a panelist in programs on tax issues. She is proficient in French and German.