Scott Semer

Lecturer in Law


Scott Semer is a partner in the tax group of the New York office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, a leading international law firm based in Canada.  Scott specializes in creating tax-efficient structures for international clients making investments in the U.S.  He has advised clients on a wide variety of transactions, including public and private cross-border mergers, reorganizations, restructurings, acquisitions as well as the creation of hedge funds and private equity funds.  He also has experience with structured financial products, including asset securitization vehicles, receivables financings, and a variety of financial derivatives.  Prior to joining Davies, Scott was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and was the Director of Transactional Studies and Research Fellow at Columbia Law School.

B.F.A., New York University, 1992; J.D., Columbia Law School, 1997.

Courses/Current Research

  • Deals workshop