Stephen Millman

Stephen Millman
Senior Consultant, Tax


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Stephen is a Senior Consultant in the firm’s New York office.

Stephen has extensive experience in real estate, equipment leasing, aircraft finance, partnerships and private equity vehicles. Stephen has been cited as a leading US tax lawyer in the Guide to the Leading US Tax Lawyers, Euromoney Publications LLC).

Experience Open

    • Over U.S. $2b of aircraft and helicopter leases to lessees such as US Air, United, Federal Express, Qantas and China Air and owners such as Bank of New York.
    • Aircraft Portfolio sales and Lease terminations.
    • Purchase of major equipment leasing company and related subsequentsell-off of assets
    • Tax-favoured sale of REIT’s interest in U.S. $2b commercial office building in Manhattan
    • Over US$4m of property and equipment (other than aircraft) including domestic plants and cross-border double- and triple- dip transactions.
    • Termination and restructuring of more than 50 lease transactions including combined sale and termination of all leases in lease portfolio.
    • Purchase of public REIT.
    • Conversion of C Corporation to private REIT.
  • Formation of Private Equity Funds and ongoing tax advice.

Education Open

  • 1978: Yale Law School, Juris Doctor
  • 1972: University of Wisconsin, M.A.
  • 1971: Dartmouth College, A.B.

Employment Record Open

  • 2004-present: Watson Farley & Williams, Partner
  • 2000-2004: Shearman & Sterling, Partner
  • 1994-2000: Fulbright & Jaworski, Partner
  • 1985-1994: Lord, Day and Lord, Partner
  • 1978-1985: Lord, Day and Lord, Associate

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