Harry S. Miller
Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP
BA, Johns Hopkins University
JD, Boston University School of Law
LLM, Boston University School of Law
Areas of Interest
Mr. Miller is a partner in the Boston office of Burns & Levinson LLP where he is the co-chair of the Tax Practice Group. His practice focuses on taxation, gift and estate tax and estate planning, corporate and partnership tax matters, international taxation, stockbroker/customer disputes, and investment fraud. Mr. Miller has written numerous articles and has been a frequent speaker and panelist at various tax, and estate planning and securities programs. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association, where he has served on the Executive Council, Probate Section.
Mr. Miller is active in many charitable and community organizations, and he is a former chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Brookline. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 2002.
Estate and Gift Taxation: LAW TX 904
Principle issues of estate and gift taxation. Topics include the definition of taxable gifts and exclusions and deductions; determination of the taxable estate of a decedent including problems with lifetime transfers; valuation issues; deductions from the taxable estate with special emphasis on property passing to a spouse; and transfers with retained interests. Reference is made throughout to planning issues relating to estate and gift taxation and is designed to give both a requisite background for those intending additional study of estate planning and a comfortable familiarity with the subject for those going on to other tax fields.
FALL 2017: LAW TX 904 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
FALL 2017: LAW TX 904 OL , Sep 5th to Dec 7th 2017
FALL 2018: LAW TX 904 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2018
FALL 2018: LAW TX 904 OL , Sep 4th to Dec 6th 2018
SPRG 2019: LAW TX 904 A1 , Jan 23rd to May 1st 2019
SPRG 2019: LAW TX 904 OL , Jan 22nd to May 2nd 2019
International Estate Planning: LAW TX 958
The course will cover international estate planning from two perspectives: (1) U.S. citizens residing outside of the U.S. or owning assets located outside of the U.S.; and (2) foreign citizens residing in the U.S. or transferring assets in or to the U.S. U.S. gift and estate tax laws applicable to both situations will be studied in depth in a practice-oriented manner. Planning techniques and vehicles utilized in international estate planning will be explored, in particular trusts and the special U.S. income tax rules applicable to foreign trusts with U.S. beneficiaries and off-shore U.S.-grantor trusts. The impact of non-U.S. transfer taxes and tax treaties will be considered, as well as non-tax foreign laws impacting on international estate planning. The course will also cover the U.S. tax and estate planning issues applicable to "mixed marriages" where one spouse is a U.S. citizen and the other is a non-U.S. citizen, and multi-jurisdiction situations of gifts or bequests from non-U.S. donors or decedents to U.S. beneficiaries. Finally, the course will also consider cultural and ethical issues peculiar to the area of international estate planning. Prerequisite or corequisite: Estate and Gift Tax, Estate Planning
SPRG 2018: LAW TX 958 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
SPRG 2018: LAW TX 958 OL , Jan 15th to Jan 26th 2018
SPRG 2019: LAW TX 958 A1 , Jan 16th to Apr 24th 2019
SPRG 2019: LAW TX 958 OL , Jan 14th to Jan 25th 2019