Sydney Unger

Sydney Unger

Retired Partner

Sydney Unger is the former Chair of the Tax Department. He practiced in the area of tax law with a concentration in renewable energy, corporate and joint venture matters. He has considerable experience in working with clients in renewable energy project financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy workouts, leveraged leasing transactions and IRS and New York controversy matters.

He is a frequent lecturer and author and, in addition to his various bar memberships, he is a Certified Public Accountant. Syd is a former Adjunct Professor at New York Law School (LLM in Taxation Program). Through 1999, he was Chair of the Committee on Taxation of Corporations of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, having previously served as Vice-Chair of such Committee for three years. Syd is a former Managing Editor and Articles Editor of The Tax Lawyer, the quarterly publication of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.


  • LLM, Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1979
  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1974, cum laude
  • MBA, with distinction, New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, 1970
  • BA, University of Chicago, 1968

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