Jeffrey D. Uffner is the chairman of Stroock’s Tax Practice and core member of its Private Funds Group. His practice encompasses broad-based transactional and commercial tax matters.

As chairman of Stroock’s Tax Practice Group, Mr. Uffner has extensive experience with the taxation of partnership entities; "real estate investment trusts"; cross-border acquisitions and investments; corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions; structured and derivative products; investment and energy tax credits; real estate investment and exchanges; and the investment activities of pension plans, tax-exempt organizations, venture capital funds, non-U.S. investors (including sovereigns and sovereign wealth funds, pension plans and financial institutions) and similar entities.

As a core member of the firm’s Private Funds Group, Mr. Uffner has represented a wide range of global, national and regional funds. His clients include prominent securities, real estate, distressed debt and infrastructure fund sponsors. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of domestic, foreign and cross-border tax planning and has been responsible for structuring highly complex, tax-efficient investment platforms for taxable and tax-exempt institutions, high net worth individuals and non-U.S. investors.

Mr. Uffner is also an active member of the firm's Financial Restructuring Group. He has provided tax and structuring advice to debtors' and creditors' committees, individual lending institutions and distressed debt funds in connection with many prominent bankruptcy proceedings and workouts.


Mr. Uffner is regularly listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers for his work in tax.


  • Member, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Member, Committee on Taxation of Business Entities, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York Committee of Realty Trust Tax Lawyers


  • Speaker, Private Investment Fund Tax and Accounting Forum, Financial Research Associates, New York, NY, November 8-10, 2017
  • Speaker, "All About REITs In The Private Funds World," New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Seminar, New York, NY, June 8, 2017
  • Lecturer, UBTI Fundamentals for Asset Managers, New York, NY, May 19, 2010
  • Co-speaker, Selecting the Form of Organization; Tax Considerations, How to Advise Entrepreneurial Clients: What Every Counsel Should Know Seminar, New York, NY, December 10-11, 2007


  • Co-author, "Five Provisions of the Tax Reform Act That Will Affect Tax-Exempt Organizations," Stroock Special Bulletin, January 30, 2018
  • Co-author, "Get Out The Backpacks: Carried Interests Must Be Carried For Longer," Stroock Special Bulletin, January 8, 2018
  • Co-author, "The Largest Tax Reform in 30 Years," Stroock Special Bulletin, December 28, 2017
  • Co-author, "The Senate Tax Reform Bill: Benefits for Some and Burdens for Others," Stroock Special Bulletin, December 7, 2017
  • Co-author, "Tax Reform: Now it's the Senate's Turn," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 10, 2017
  • Co-author, "Mind Your Own (Unrelated) Business!!" Stroock Special Bulletin, November 7, 2017
  • Co-author, "Overview of the Proposed 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' and How it Differs from Current Law," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 6, 2017
  • Co-author, "Tax Me Now; Pay Me Later? House Majority Tax Bill Changes to Common Executive Compensation Arrangements and Benefits," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 6, 2017
  • Co-author, "President Trump's Tax Plan to be Revealed Soon – Where Do We Stand Today?" Stroock Special Bulletin, February 21, 2017
  • Co-author, "New IRS Partnership Regulations Shut Down Bottom Guarantees and Significantly Limit Use of Leveraged Partnerships," Stroock Special Bulletin, November 18, 2016
  • Co-author, "A Guide to the Bankruptcy Law of the United States," Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York, 2015
  • Co-author, "Key Tax Provisions of the Fiscal Cliff Deal," Stroock Special Bulletin, January 8, 2013
  • Co-author, "New IRS Notice Relaxes FATCA Compliance Timeline in Response to Taxpayer Concerns," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 26, 2011
  • Co-author, "Tax Issues in Structuring Cross-Border Private Equity Funds," Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009
  • Co-author, "Tax Implications Of Proposed Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act," Derivatives, April 2009
  • Co-author, "Will Commercial Real Estate Benefit From the Financial Stability Plan and the Stimulus Act?" The Banking Law Journal, April 2009


New York, 1977

U.S. Tax Court, 1979


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1980; Tax

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1976

B.A., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1973



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