Hogan Lovells continues to grow Corporate & Finance capabilities in New York with tax lawyer Jessica Millett

New York, 5 July 2022 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the arrival of tax lawyer Jessica Millett as a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Finance practice group in New York. She is the sixth Corporate & Finance partner to join Hogan Lovells’ New York office this year. Millett joins from Duval & Stachenfeld, a boutique law firm, where she served as chair of that firm’s tax practice.

Corporate & Finance Practice Group Leader James Doyle commented: “We have been significantly investing in our Corporate & Finance capabilities over the past two years, particularly in New York. Jessica will support the development of our growing transactional practice in New York with Jessica focussing on tax advice in relation to joint ventures and partnerships, real estate-related matters, and funds.”

Millett focuses her practice on U.S. tax issues that arise in complex real estate transactions, notably real estate private equity investments, Qualified Opportunity Fund structures, and cross-border investments. 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.

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

Siobhan Rausch, who serves as co-Practice Area Leader for Hogan Lovells’ Tax practice, remarked: “Jessica brings extensive experience in the very complex tax rules applicable to partnerships and joint ventures, which are the vehicle of choice for real estate investments and transactions, as well as the core structure for investment funds and major corporate transactions. She will be dually adept at servicing stand-alone tax clients and providing tax advice and structuring support on corporate and finance matters.”

Millett added: “I am delighted to be joining Hogan Lovells. I was attracted by the firm’s predominant REIT and real estate practice, and I am eager to bring my extensive experience with Qualified Opportunity Fund structures to Hogan Lovells to grow that practice on a larger platform. Additionally, the firm has a national and global reach that will allow me to expand my practice and provide me with the opportunity to support a greater number and variety of transactions.”

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

Millett earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law and her B.A. from Johns Hopkins. Following graduation from Johns Hopkins, she spent two years in the Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

 


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