Harry S. Miller

Partner | Co-Chair, Tax, Tax Controversy & Litigation


Harry Miller is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Tax and Tax Controversy & Litigation Groups. He is also a member of the Trusts & Estates, Securities, Nonprofit Organizations, and International Groups, as well as Enforcing the Rights of Investors, ERISA Litigation, Private Client, and Securities Arbitration Litigation Practice Groups. Harry 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 in January 2006, Harry was a partner with the firm Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP.

Harry'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.

Harry also represents investors and individuals nationwide who believe they have been defrauded by their stockbroker or investment advisor.


J.D., Boston University School of Law

LL.M., Taxation, Boston University School of Law

B.A., Johns Hopkins University



U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

honors & awards

American Bar Association – Award for Estate Planning

community involvement

Boston University School of Law

  • Gift & Estate Taxation and International Estate Planning Teacher in the LL.M Graduate Tax Program

National Association of Securities Dealers regional and national arbitrator training programs

  • Instructor

Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Brookline

  • Past Chairman


American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Past member of the Executive Council, Probate Section

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association



“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.,” Burns & Levinson Tax Update, December 2014

“On the Other Side of the Fiscal Cliff: The New 2013 Tax Law,” Burns & Levinson Tax Update, January 2013

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

“IRS and Israel Tax Authority Offer Amnesty ‘Rahmanut,'” Jerusalem Post, September 2012

“New Reporting Obligations If You Have Foreign Financial Assets,” Burns & Levinson Tax Update, March 2012

Mr. Miller has written many articles on innovative tax and estate planning techniques, and has authored publications and articles on matters pertaining to securities fraud and investor/broker disputes and arbitration.


“Trump’s Tax Overhaul Could Make History, but Can It Work?” Boston Globe, November 2016

“Easing Tax Penalties of the Affordable Care Act,” Consumers Digest, July 2014

“Mass. Soda Tax Proposal a Bitter Pill for Legislators,” Law360, January 2014

speaking engagements

“The Impact of the Elections on National Tax Policies and on Personal and Corporate Taxes and Investments,” Speaker, Harvard Club of Boston Lecture, November 2014

“LLCs, Nominee Trusts, and Other Real Estate Holding Entities,” Speaker, MCLE Webcast, January 2013

“Preparing For Mediation,” Speaker, American Bar Association 10th Annual Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, November 2012

“Protecting Foreign Accounts and Assets: What You Need to Know,” Speaker, Burns & Levinson Tax Seminar, June 2012

Mr. Miller has spoken for additional organizations, including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and has been a frequent speaker and panelist at various securities, tax and estate planning programs.