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Former MoFo Partner Joins Stroock

Michelle Jewett Jewett, “Stroock has one of the strongest transactional tax practices in the country.” Credit: John Swanda

NEW YORK CITY—Adding a transactional advisor to its tax practice, Stroock has brought on Michelle M. Jewett—an attorney with substantial experience in domestic and international tax matters—as a partner here.

Formerly a partner with Morrison & Foerster, she brings a broad-based tax practice with a focus on real estate, corporate and partnership transactions, financial instruments, private fund structures and intellectual property.

Jewett 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 US and outbound investments by domestic companies.

She 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,” says Jeff Keitelman, Stroock’s co-managing partner.

He continues, “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.”

Notes Jewett, “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. 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.

In addition, 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 US real estate through REITs, corporations, joint ventures and other vehicles.

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