Nixon Peabody LLP

Guest Speaker: Forrest D. Milder

Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Forrest Milder is one of Nixon Peabody LLP’s lead tax partners when it comes to tax credits and other tax-advantaged investments. Mr. Milder has a national practice that emphasizes the development of renewables, affordable housing, historic and new markets tax credit projects as well as resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Milder’s practice emphasizes structuring and bringing to closure many kinds of tax-advantaged projects, both for investors and those who need their investment. Mr. Milder has advised on an exceptionally wide range of ventures, with sizes from hundreds of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. He is especially known for “outside-the-box” solutions. Mr. Milder has worked with countless developers and investors to close hundreds of transactions involving the low-income housing tax credit, including everything from standard ventures to “80-20” deals and “lease pass-throughs” that also involve the historic tax credit. Mr. Milder has served as chairman of the American Bar Association’s 7,000-member Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development and chairman of the 3,000-member MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. He authored a leading treatise on housing and historic tax credits, has written more than 40 articles about renewables, and is heavily involved in drafting legislation and guidance for the historic rehabilitation industry.