David A. Schneider

David A. Schneider

Counsel, Tax
David Schneider’s principal area of practice is tax accounting, focusing primarily on accounting methods and periods, timing of income and deductions, character of gain and loss, capitalization issues (particularly in the context of mergers and acquisitions), the tax treatment of settlement payments, depreciation and amortization, installment sales, and like-kind exchanges. His experience in these areas has been accumulated over 30 years of practice.


Mr. Schneider has extensive experience representing clients in connection with tax planning, as well as controversy matters (including before IRS Exam, IRS Appeals and the IRS National Office).

He previously served in the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel for 16 years, primarily as a special counsel, first in the Income Tax and Accounting Division and then in the Passthroughs and Special Industries Division. He was involved in developing guidance on a wide variety of tax accounting matters, including the capitalization and deduction of costs relating to tangible property, and accounting methods and periods. He also worked extensively on proposed and final regulations and other guidance relating to the deduction for income from domestic manufacturing activities.

Mr. Schneider authors a yearly comprehensive article published by Practising Law Institute titled "Capitalization of Amounts Paid to Acquire or Create Intangibles and to Facilitate Certain Capital Transactions."



  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1991
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1986
  • B.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1983


  • District of Columbia
  • Florida

David A. Schneider