Michelle Jewett's practice focuses on the area of federal income taxation. She has experience in a wide range of tax matters, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, financial instruments, private fund structures, intellectual property and real estate investment trusts, both domestically and internationally.

Ms. Jewett provides tax advice for structuring cross-border taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, domestic and foreign private equity investments, real estate investments by taxable and tax-exempt entities, mortgage-backed securities and other securitization transactions, leveraged leases, foreign investments in the U.S., outbound investments by domestic companies, bankruptcy and debt workouts, renewable energy investments and life settlements. She has also structured numerous cross-border arrangements, including U.S. and foreign private equity funds, real estate funds, timber funds and hedge funds. 

In addition, Ms. Jewett regularly advises clients regarding the tax issues associated with energy, infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy investments.


Ms. Jewett was named as one of Law360's "Rising Stars: Top Attorneys Under 40" and recognized as a "Rising Star" by IFLR1000. Ms. Jewett has also been recommended as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 United States.


  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Member, The Tax Club


  • Speaker, Structuring Redemptions of Partnership and LLC Interests: Navigating Issues Unique to Liquidating Distributions, Strafford Webinar, June 14, 2017
  • Panelist, "Fund Exits 2017: What is the Best Exit Strategy in Today's Market?" The 14th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing, Laguna Beach, CA, January 18-20, 2017
  • Panelist, "Advanced Compensation Part 2: Much Ado about Management Fee Waivers," 7th Annual Private Investment Funds Tax Master Class, New York, NY, May 25-26, 2016
  • Speaker, PATH Act: Major Changes to the REIT and FIRPTA Rules, Teleconference, March 8, 2016
  • Panelist, "Fund Exit Strategies: Go Public, Liquidate Assets or Go the M&A Route?" The Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing, Laguna Beach, CA, January 20, 2016-January 22, 2016
  • Panelist, IMN's 11th Annual Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium, New York, NY, June 26, 2014-June 27, 2014
  • Panelist, "Understanding and Complying with Regulatory Updates and Developments," IMN's Real Estate CFO Forum, Newport Beach, CA, May 5-6, 2014
  • Speaker, SEIA Webinar: The Fundamentals of Solar Financing, Webinar, March 21, 2014
  • Panelist, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Exit Strategies – What Non-Traded REIT Sponsors Need to Know, Do & Avoid," IMN's Annual New York Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium, New York, NY, June 20-21, 2013
  • Speaker, IQPC 11th Timberland Investment World Summit, New York, NY, January 29-30, 2013
  • Speaker, "Infrastructure Investment: The Next Big Opportunity for Non-Traded REITs?" 8th Annual NY Non-Traded REIT Industry Symposium, New York, NY, June 23, 2011
  • Panelist, SARTA - CleanTech Showcase, Sacramento, CA, October 26, 2010


  • "A Snapshot Of Baucus's Vision For Energy Tax Incentives," Law360, January 4, 2014
  • Co-author, "Time for a NOLs Refresher," New York Law Journal, June 28, 2010
  • "Characterization of Income: Compensation vs. Dividends," Tax Notes, June 1, 2004, Vol. 103, No. 12


New York; California


J.D., Harvard University, 2003

B.A., Stanford University, 1999