- Boston University, LL.M.
- Harvard Law School, J.D.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., Phi Beta Kappa
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Forrest has been listed several times in “Marquis’s Who’s Who in American Law” and in Boston Magazine’s “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” and “New England Super Lawyers.” Additionally, Forrest has been included in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, based on its peer-review survey comprising nearly 4 million evaluations.
Forrest David Milder has more than thirty years of experience in the tax aspects of project finance, particularly renewable energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels), housing, historic rehabilitation, and new markets tax credits, as well as many other related fields, including partnerships and limited liability companies; tax-exempt organizations and unrelated business income; business formation, operation, and disposition; executive compensation; and tax-exempt bonds and other structured financial products.
Forrest regularly structures transactions, addresses the tax consequences, and provides tax advice and opinions with respect to tax-advantaged projects on behalf of developers, sponsors, and leading syndicators and investors, including Aegon, Boston Financial, US Bank, AIG Sun America, Bank of America, Citicorp, Morgan Stanley, NEF, the Massachusetts Housing Equity Fund, SunTrust, Boston Capital, and many others. He also drafts, reviews, and analyzes many of the documents related to partnership investments and advises the parties on their consequences.
Forrest is the author or co-author of many articles on tax advantaged investments and related matters, as well as the BNA treatise, “Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Low Income Housing Tax Credit.” He has appeared many times on the front page of The Wall Street Journal (in its weekly “Tax Report” column), as well as in The Boston Globe, Banker & Tradesman, The Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly with comments on recent and proposed tax legislation. He writes a monthly column on renewable energy, entitled “The Current,” for the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits.
Forrest was a lecturer in law at Boston University Law School from 1990–1995, a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School in 2002, and frequent speaker for a large number of educational programs and meetings of organizations that focus on tax-advantaged transactions.
- People on the Move
Boston Business Journal | May 2, 2013
This coverage highlights Boston Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partners John Cornell and Forrest Milder as recipients of the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Award presented by Preservation Massachusetts for their contributions to preserving the Commonwealth’s historic resources.
- The Current: Anticipating Tax Issues in Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit Transactions. Part 2
Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits | May 1, 2013
Boston Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Forrest Milder authored this column discussing investment tax credits and others issues that are most likely to arise in a renewable energy tax equity transaction.
- What to Know About IRS' 'Begun Construction' Tests
Law360 | April 22, 2013
Boston tax credit finance & syndication partner Forrest Milder authored this column about the Internal Revenue Service notice requiring the passage of at least one test in order for projects that generate electricity from wind, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, hydroelectric production and marine and hydrokinetic energy to qualify for a production tax credit or investment tax credit.