Michael J. Wilder - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael J. Wilder focuses his practice on corporate and international tax issues. He has extensive experience in structuring corporate mergers and dispositions, spin-offs, liquidations, cross-border transfers and financing instruments, as well as in the areas of consolidated returns, bankruptcy and insolvency tax matters. Michael represents clients in seeking private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and in handling audit and appeals matters. Michael is the leader of McDermott’s Corporate Tax Practice.

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  • Advised clients with respect to a number of the largest transactions in the public markets over the last five years, including the following:
    • Spin-offs involving Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies
    • Redomicile transactions involving Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies
    • Domestic and cross-border mergers involving Fortune 50 companies

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  • Chambers USA, Tax, 2023
  • Turnaround & Workouts, Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms, 2022 to 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, 2019
  • World Tax, International Tax Review, 2017


University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1992
Yale University, BA, 1985

District of Columbia