Jay G. Milkes

Partner

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1987
  • BA, Binghamton University, 1984; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • New York, 1995
  • American Bar Association—Corporate Tax Committee
  • New York State Bar Association—Committee on Corporations  
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008-2017)
  • Who's Who Legal: Private Funds (2016)
  • US Legal 500 (2009, 2013)

Jay G. Milkes

Partner

Jay Milkes is a partner in the tax & benefits department and the private investment funds group of Ropes & Gray. Jay’s practice focuses on various tax, regulatory and commercial issues in connection with the formation and operation of both domestic and foreign private equity investment funds. He also provides tax planning for corporations, partnerships and joint ventures in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and executive compensation matters.

Experience

Jay assists a substantial number of private investment fund sponsors with fund structuring and transactional matters, including:

  • Domain Associates
  • Kohlberg & Company
  • Nordic Capital
  • PIMCO
  • Veronis Suhler Stevenson
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Publications

  • Quoted, “Will new IRS audit rules end in tiers?,” Private Funds Management (August 11, 2017) 
  • Co-author, Sweet & Maxwell, “International Series Investment Funds,” (Thomson Reuters) 3rd Edition
  • Co-author, Investment Funds—USA; European Lawyer Reference Series, 1st and 2nd Editions