New York University School of Law, LL.M. (in Taxation), 1995
Yale Law School, J.D., 1993
Amherst College, B.A., 1989
New York, 1994
New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
George studied philosophy at Amherst College, graduating in 1989 with a B.A., cum laude. During a year internship in Amherst’s Public Affairs Office as the College’s Sports Information Director, he applied and was accepted to Yale Law School.
While at Yale, his activities outside the classroom included Barrister’s Union, Moot Court, and the Journal of Law and Feminism; he also took Gross Anatomy at the medical school and did get-out-the-vote work for various political campaigns. He received his J.D. in 1993.
After graduation, George obtained his LL.M. (in Taxation) at NYU School of Law while working in the tax department at Gordon, Altman, Butowsky, Weitzen, Shalov & Wein, where he remained on a full-time basis following graduation. After working at LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae on tax issues specific to the insurance industry, he returned to a general federal practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he advised a mix of individual, partnership, tax-exempt, and corporate clients on federal and state tax issues.
In 2000, George moved to the New York office of Australia’s Macquarie Bank Limited, where he developed and marketed cross-border structured finance products. He and a colleague then led the expansion of the bank’s cross-border leasing practice into the U.S. lessee market; they were then recruited in 2003 to Global Capital Finance, a lease advisory boutique, to expand their practice into the U.S. George returned to the practice of law in 2005.