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 Harry S. Miller

Harry S. Miller


Office Phone: 617.345.3236
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Mr. Miller focuses his practice on tax matters, including corporate and partnership tax matters, international taxation, nonprofit organizations, estate planning, and also stockbroker/customer disputes, investment fraud, securities arbitration and litigation. Prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP in January 2006, Mr. Miller was a partner with the firm Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP.

Mr. Miller’s extensive tax experience includes international tax, trusts and estates, tax planning for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and nonprofit organizations, tax planning for mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, hedge funds, joint ventures, tax planning for real estate development, estate planning and tax-oriented investment strategies. He also teaches Gift and Estate Taxation and International Estate Planning in the LL.M Graduate Tax Program at Boston University School of Law.

Mr. Miller also represents investors and individuals nation-wide who believe they have been defrauded by their stockbroker or investment advisor. Mr. Miller is the author of, a web site designed to address issues related to securities fraud and investor protection.

A frequent writer and speaker, Mr. Miller has written many articles on innovative tax and estate planning techniques, including Internationally Defective Irrevocable Trusts, and Keep the Cash - Save the Tax: New Estate Planning Strategy for Installment Sales to "Defective" Trusts. He has also authored many publications and articles on matters pertaining to securities fraud and investor/broker disputes and arbitration including: Elements of a Claim Involving Misrepresentation; Punitive Damages in Securities Arbitration After Mastrobuono; The New NASD Discovery Guide: You Better Get Your Mucklucks Out of the Cornstarch; Beware: Bear Options Bite and the chapter on discovery published in the PLI book Securities Arbitration. He has participated as an instructor for the National Association of Securities Dealers regional and national arbitrator training programs, and has also been a frequent speaker and panelist at various securities, tax and estate planning programs.


Additional Information:



  • 11/12/2016, The Boston Globe - Trump’s tax overhaul could make history, but can it work?
    Harry Miller was quoted in this article by Jon Chesto.
  • 7/1/2014, Consumers Digest - Easing tax penalties of Affordable Care Act
    Harry Miller was interviewed in this article on reducing tax penalties for those who failed to sign up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
  • 1/30/2014, - Mass. Soda Tax Proposal A Bitter Pill For Legislators
    Harry Miller was quoted in this article by Ama Sarfo.
  • 8/26/2011, - Foreign tax amnesty ends Aug. 31
    Harry Miller was quoted in this article by Kay Bell.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Massachusetts Department of Revenue Offering Amnesty
Burns & Levinson Tax Update, March 2016

Tax Extenders for the 2014 Tax Year: A Holiday Tax Gift from D.C.
Tax Update, December 2014
New legislation was enacted in D.C. to provide a one-year retroactive extension for over 50 tax benefits and incentives which had expired in 2014. The one-year extension is only applicable from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

On the Other Side of the Fiscal Cliff: The New 2013 Tax Law
Tax Update, January 22, 2013

Standing on the Edge of the Cliff: Taxes After the Elections
Burns & Levinson Tax Update, November 2012

Speaking Engagements:

Harvard Club of Boston Lecture, 11.20.2014
Location: Harvard Club of Boston’s Main Clubhouse 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: The Impact of the Elections on National Tax Policies and on Personal & Corporate Taxes & Investments

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Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Webcast, 1.24.2013
Role: Speaker
Topic: LLCs, Nominee Trusts & Other Real Estate Holding Entities

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American Bar Association's 10th Annual Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, 11.15.2012
Location: Hilton Boston Back Bay
Role: Panelist
Topic: Preparing For Mediation

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Burns & Levinson Tax Seminar, 6.6.2012
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Protecting Foreign Accounts and Assets: What you Need to Know