Fred Miller uses his diverse experience in real estate and lending law to accomplish client objectives through efficient, practical, and creative legal services, especially those involving tax credit and incentive-based financing that provide benefits to all key stakeholders involved in a transaction.
Advising clients in all aspects and stages of a transaction, Fred brings proven success in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and advising on compliance matters. His local and national clients include key investors interested in utilizing tax credit financing, nonprofit and for-profit real estate developers, community development entities, and leverage lenders.
In addition, Fred has represented numerous borrowers and nationally recognized lenders in connection with complex asset-based lending transactions.
With a thorough understanding of the intricacies and interplay of state and federal programs, Fred works with clients to shorten learning curves around available incentives, allowing them to capitalize on those that create the greatest amount of opportunity for projects ranging from simple to complex. He heads up teams of collaborative attorneys who act with responsiveness and urgency to close beneficial transactions involving development incentives that include Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Credits, and Opportunity Zones.
- Washington University School of Law, 2000 (J.D.)
- Washington University, 1996 (A.B.)
- Represented a nonprofit corporation in Austin, Texas in connection with a transaction involving $16.5 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing, which financing was used for the development the central office for the nonprofit corporation as well as a meeting, training, donation distribution and community convening center.
- Represented an NMTC allocatee and its subsidiary community development entity in connection with a $20 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) financing loan for a wood-fiber-based insulation manufacturing plant in Maine.
- Represented a cheese manufacturer in Tennessee in connection with New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing used for financing equipment and working capital expenditures.
- Represented an NMTC allocatee and its subsidiary community development entity in connection with a New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) financing loan for a tech incubator and accelerator in Illinois specializing in the areas of Tech, Geospatial Sciences, Food and Ag-Tech, and Climate Tech.
- Represented a nonprofit corporation and its supporting organization in connection with a transaction involving $9.5 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing and a $5 million Capital Fund Community Facilities grant, in which financing was used for the development of an early childhood center and family wellness facility in the city of St. Louis.
- Represented a developer in connection with a traditional loan, NMTC, and historic tax credit financing for the rehabilitation of a historic building in the city of St. Louis, to be used as the new location of a Montessori charter school.
- Represented equity investor in connection with a $35 million NMTC financing for the rehabilitation of a community theater in San Francisco.
- Represented an NMTC allocatee and its subsidiary community development entity in connection with financing the expansion of operations at a biodiesel plant in Moberly, Missouri.
- Represented an NMTC allocatee and its subsidiary community development entity in connection with the financing of real estate improvements to be used, in part, for a supermarket that now serves the needs of an area on the south side of Chicago that had long been considered a “food desert.”
- Best Lawyers in America, 2024
- Chambers USA, Real Estate, Missouri: St. Louis & Surrounds, 2022-2023
- Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star
- “Nonprofits and the NMTC,” Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Fall Conference, October 18, 2019
- “Structuring, Closing HTC Transactions,” Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Conference, September 2017