Michael Farber
  1. Partner

Mr. Farber is a partner in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. He regularly advises major investment banks, financial institutions and other clients in connection with their financial instruments, derivatives and capital markets activities.


Mr. Farber is consistently recognized for his work in the legal industry:

  • Chambers Global – Tax (USA)
  • Chambers USA – Tax (New York)
  • Legal 500 US – Tax (USA) | Leading Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal – Tax (USA) | Global Leader
  • Best Lawyers – Tax (New York)

Of Note

  • Former Chair, New York State Bar Association Tax Section

Professional History

  • Partner, 2001-present
  • Associate, 1995-2001
  • Law Clerk, Hon. H.E. Widener Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1994-1995

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1991
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1994
    • summa cum laude
    • Book Reviews and Articles Editor, George Washington Law Review