Michael R.
Miles
Partner

202.383.0204

Michael Miles provides insurance companies with creative solutions and tax planning strategies for their corporate, insurance, and reinsurance transactions, including cross-border transactions, and corporate restructurings. Michael also advises on consolidated return issues, the general taxation of corporations and shareholders, the taxation of regulated investment companies, and the application of withholding rules (including FATCA). He has substantial experience in advising clients on the tax consequences of proposed mergers and other reorganizations, reinsurance transactions, stock and asset acquisitions, and dispositions, distributions, and redemptions.

Before joining Sutherland, Michael served as an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has more than 30 years of experience in handling federal tax controversies, first for the IRS and now for the firm’s corporate and individual clients, as well as substantial experience in obtaining rulings for clients on corporate tax and other matters and in practicing before the IRS.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law (2005-2015)

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® (2008-2014)

Professional Activities

Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Member, Tax Section, Federal Bar Association
Member, Tax Section, District of Columbia Bar

Education
  • LL.M., with honors, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., with honors, The Ohio State University, Order of the Coif
  • B.S., with honors, Ohio University, Member, Honors College
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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