Michael J. Miller has provided U.S. tax advice to domestic and international clients for more than 20 years. Working with foreign clients, he has structured inbound U.S. investments and operations to avoid the creation of a U.S. permanent establishment and developed structures designed to take advantage of U.S. income tax treaties, the withholding tax exemption for portfolio interest, and other special rules for minimizing U.S. tax. This includes consideration of various anti-abuse rules, such as earnings-stripping limitations and restrictions on the ability to engage in treaty shopping or earn income through hybrid entities. He has worked with U.S. multinationals to structure their foreign investments and operations so as to minimize the impact of certain restrictions on outbound transfers and anti-deferral rules applicable to shareholders of controlled foreign corporations and passive foreign investment companies, as well as maximize the utilization of foreign tax credits.
Michael is an editor of the International column for the Journal of Taxation, and a member of the Advisory Boards of the International Tax Journal and the BNA Tax Management International Journal. He has co-authored two BNA Portfolios: Income Tax Treaties - The Limitation on Benefits Article and U.S. Taxation of International Shipping and Air Transport Activities.
Michael is a former Chair of the U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section and the Business Entities Committee of the New York City Bar. Michael is designated as a leading tax professional in Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, and Legal Media Group's Expert Guides: Tax Advisors.
He received a B.A. cum laude from Columbia College and his J.D. from New York University. He clerked on the U.S. Tax Court for the Honorable James S. Halpern from 1991-1993.