David Polster

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

David Polster, head of the firm’s Chicago office Tax Group, represents clients on a wide range of tax matters. Mr. Polster advises on partnership transactions, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, real estate investment trusts (REITs), regulated investment companies (RICs), outbound investment in foreign jurisdictions, Section 1031 exchanges, foreign investments in the United States including under the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), restructurings in and out of bankruptcy, leveraged leases, project financings and financial products.

Mr. Polster has represented clients in various tax-free and taxable acquisitions, dispositions, financings, restructurings and international tax matters. He has advised private equity funds and hedge funds in connection with fund formations and restructurings and foreign governments in connection with investments in the United States.

He has worked on developing innovative leasing structures, including transactions involving Section 467 structures, foreign sales corporations, like-kind exchanges, complex debt structures and novel asset types.

In addition, Mr. Polster has advised clients on tax controversy matters involving, foreign investment in the United States, leasing, tax shelters and other transactions. He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury in connection with the negotiation of income tax treaties and the development of guidance relating to leasing matters.

Mr. Polster also has helped clients obtain private letter rulings from the IRS, including a private letter ruling for Baxter International Inc. with respect to its tax-free spin-off of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and for a large multinational company in connection with the reorganization of its U.S. operations.

Mr. Polster repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also was named as a 2014 Law360 MVP in the tax category.


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1994 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Yeshiva University, 1991 (magna cum laude)

Admissions : Illinois


Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney David Polster & Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP can handle?
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Trusts, Tax, Real Estate, Health Care. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP located?
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP is located at 155 North Wacker, 155 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, USA. You can reach out to Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP using their phone line 312.407.0736. You can also check their website skadden.com.
How much would it cost to hire Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP?
David Polster lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are David Polster reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on David Polster lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
North Upper Wacker Drive 155
Chicago 60606 IL US
Get directions

Brian Orlow

Main Street 71-18
11367 NY US

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US