From structuring to transactional matters, Scott Semer advises some of the largest pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and private equity funds on the tax aspects of their investments in the U.S. and around the world.
Scott provides broad tax support to institutional investors and private equity funds across all aspects of their investment activity. He has specific experience working with pension plans and international investors in connection with negotiating and structuring joint ventures and investments through private REITs in commercial, residential and industrial U.S. real estate portfolios.
He regularly advises international clients on infrastructure projects in the U.S. and worldwide, both directly and through infrastructure-targeted private equity funds. He also advises multinational corporate clients on a wide variety of international transactions, including public and private mergers, reorganizations, restructurings and acquisitions.
With particular knowledge of structured products and other financial derivatives, Scott frequently structures hedge funds and private equity funds for tax-efficient solutions.
Scott is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Law where he teaches a seminar titled “Deals: The Art of the Deal.” He was also the Past Director of Transactional Studies at Columbia University School of Law.
Scott served as Review and Essay Editor of the Columbia Law Review, and has also published numerous articles on U.S. and international tax issues. He is a co-author of Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures with Private REITs published by BNA Tax Management.