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    • Duke University School of Law (J.D./LL.M, 2006)
    • Johns Hopkins University (B.A., cum laude, 2000)

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Jessica Millett


Jessica Millett is chair of Duval & Stachenfeld’s Tax Practice Group.  She has particular expertise in U.S. tax issues that arise in complex real estate transactions, notably cross-border investments and Qualified Opportunity Fund structures. She regularly advises clients on tax structuring and documentation for real estate acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and refinancing arrangements, including inbound and outbound investments, and structures involving REITs.


Ms. Millett’s practice also includes advising on tax-efficient structures for cross-border finance transactions, including U.S. and international securities offerings (debt and equity), private placements and private equity transactions.  She regularly represents sponsors and managers of, and institutional investors in, private investment funds including real estate, distressed debt, and hedge funds.  Ms. Millett also has extensive experience advising financial institutions on a variety of tax and compliance issues including U.S. withholding and information reporting rules, and tax treaty planning.


Ms. Millett’s recent, notable transactions include advising:

  • a private equity fund on a complex multi-component investment in a Midwest multifamily properties owner, operator and developer specializing in both the affordable and market rate sectors;

  • a sovereign wealth fund on a $212 million Section 892 compliant investment for a mixed use redevelopment project including luxury apartments, retail space, a parking garage and office space; 

  • a real estate fund with non-US investors on establishing a mortgage loan origination platform;

  • Represented Halpern Real Estate Ventures in a first closing of its Opportunity Zone real estate vehicle.  The vehicle is unique in being the first sponsor capital fund solely targeting Opportunity Zone investments.

  • Advised Savanna on the eligibility of a downtown Brooklyn development for an Opportunity Zone investment and represented Savanna in structuring multiple Qualified Opportunity Funds to provide $92M in equity to the project.

  • Advised a large private equity firm, a leading global investor in real estate, in connection with its acquisition of a 500,000 sqft property in Maryland.


Ms. Millett is Chair of the Subcommittee for Foreign Investors of the ABA Tax Section Real Estate Committee.


She also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee having initiated pro bono relationships with several organizations to assist clients in U-Visa applications and asylum applications.


Prior to joining the Firm in 2012, Ms. Millett was an associate at Linklaters LLP where she practiced since 2006.  Ms. Millett received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and her J.D. and LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) from Duke University School of Law in 2006, where she was a member of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. Ms. Millett is admitted to practice only in New York.






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