Adding a prominent transactional advisor to its tax practice, Stroock announced the arrival of Michelle M. Jewett, an attorney with substantial experience in domestic and international tax matters. She joins as a partner in the firm’s New York office.
Formerly a partner with Morrison &Foerster, Ms. Jewett brings a broad-based tax practice with a focus on real estate, corporate and partnership transactions, financial instruments, private fund structures and intellectual property. She structures domestic and cross-border, taxable and tax-free real estate and private equity investments, as well as diverse forms of private funds, leveraged leasing deals, mergers and acquisitions, mortgage-backed securities, foreign investments in the U.S. and outbound investments by domestic companies.
Ms. Jewett also provides counsel on tax aspects of bankruptcies and financial restructurings, timber and hedge funds and life settlements. In addition, she frequently advises on tax issues associated with energy and infrastructure investments and has significant experience in the highly specialized area of energy and renewable energy credits.
“Our clients look to us for guidance and solutions on a wide range of tax issues, particularly in the real estate, corporate and financial restructuring sectors,” said Jeff Keitelman, Stroock’s co-managing partner. “Michelle Jewett makes a superb addition to our deep bench of transactional tax advisors. Her wealth of experience with both U.S. and cross-border transactions, coupled with her knowledge of sophisticated tax structures and strategies, will prove invaluable to our clients and their growing needs.”
Ms. Jewett has been a featured panelist at numerous real estate, investment and tax conferences, where she has discussed fund strategies, REIT and FIRPTA rule changes, liquidating assets and complying with regulatory updates and developments.
“Stroock has one of the strongest transactional tax practices in the country – the firm has expertise across so many specialties and industries, I am excited to be a part of the team,” noted Ms. Jewett. “Stroock’s excellent reputation provides an ideal platform for my practice.”
Stroock’s Tax Practice Group provides broad expertise in corporate and individual taxation, helping clients navigate specialized tax issues that arise in their business transactions. Providing the hands-on service of a tax boutique supported by the resources of a Wall Street law firm, Stroock attorneys help clients develop tax solutions that meet their sophisticated needs. In addition, major real estate owners and developers seek the firm’s tax advice on construction, development and ownership issues, as well as in structuring tax-efficient strategies for investment in U.S. real estate through REITs, corporations, joint ventures and other vehicles.