Michelle Jewett has substantial experience in a broad range of tax matters, including
corporate, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, financial institution, real estate investment
trust, and insurance tax issues in both domestic and international contexts. Her practice
is focused on providing tax advice for structuring cross-border taxable and tax-free M&A
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 leasing, foreign investments in the United States,
outbound investments by domestic companies, bankruptcy and debt workouts, renewable
energy investments, and life settlements.
What do you like best about your work? I really enjoy the creativity
associated with structuring an investment or transaction in a manner that is tax efficient
for different participants, as well as analyzing the tax characterization of a novel structure,
product, or service.
What is your favorite thing about living in your current city? I
moved to Oakland from San Francisco a few years ago, and my favorite thing about living in
Oakland is the sun.
How do you see your practice changing in the next few years?
There have been a number of proposals in Washington to overhaul the current tax system.
When that occurs, I expect that a significant part of my practice will involve understanding
the new regime and exploring ways to work with the new rules.
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