Michael Savage is principally involved in the practice of corporate and international tax planning and domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Savage provides tax planning and acquisitions advice to U.S. taxpayers investing abroad and to foreign companies investing in the U.S. He also represents companies and individuals before the Internal Revenue Service and in the federal courts. Mr. Savage also advises foreign financial institutions on complying with U.S. securities laws governing foreign investment advisers.
Recently Mr. Savage has been extensively involved in compliance issues relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”), advising both foreign institutions on U.S. reporting and withholding obligations and U.S. taxpayers on foreign financial asset reporting rules.
Until 2012 Mr. Savage was a senior partner in the New York firm of Gersten Savage, LLP. He has been admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth and Ninth Circuits.
Mr. Savage is the author of “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Taxes But Didn’t Know How To Ask” (Dial Press), “Good News/Bad News — A Tax Reform Guide”(Workman Press), and “Don’t Let the IRS Destroy Your Small Business” (Addison Wesley Longman). He is also the author of several professional articles on taxation. Mr. Savage was the publisher and editor of “Taxes Interpreted”, a biweekly newsletter for tax lawyers and accountants.
Mr. Savage is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center