Michael Masri is a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mike is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax, energy and infrastructure. He regularly advises his clients on energy tax credits, government incentive programs, project developments and financings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and all forms of leasing transactions. Mike represents investors and developers in tax equity financings across the renewable energy sector. He also assists clients in a broad range of federal income tax matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings, financings, private equity and securities offerings.
Mike was recognized as “Up and Coming” in the 2022 edition of Chambers Global and in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA for his work in Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy where commentators note, “Michael is a phenomenal tax lawyer.” “He is commercial and knowledgeable.” “He has a very good feel for tax equity's unique needs and helps the client to think strategically." "He is a creative thinker, has good technical skills and is good at explaining tax to non-tax people." He was also recommended by Legal 500 for US Taxes.
Moderator, "Tax Equity Structures for CCS," CCS / Decarbonization Summit, July 2022
“Energy, Climate, ESG, Environmental and Tax Matters in the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration,” Kirkland Webinar, May 11, 2021
Projects, Chambers Global, 2022
Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy - Nationwide, Chambers USA, 2021–2022
The Legal 500 United States: Recognized Lawyer for Energy Regulation – Oil and Gas, 2019, Tax – US Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019 and 2021, and International Tax, 2022
New York Metro Rising Star, Tax, ThomsonReuters, 2014–2018
Admissions & Qualifications
- New York
- Fordham University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2007Order of the Coif
- Zicklin School of Business, Baruch CollegeM.S., Accountancy2001
- Zicklin School of Business, Baruch CollegeB.B.A., Financesumma cum laude2000