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Alexander, Michele J.
Michele J. Alexander
P: +1.212.508.6109
F: +1.800.404.3970

Myra Carvalho


Michele helps clients navigate complex tax issues while ensuring they meet their business goals. In her years of practice, Michele has counseled on an array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities offerings, financings, joint ventures, and restructurings.

In recent years, Michele’s practice has evolved to include a strong focus on private equity and hedge funds and similar investment vehicles. Additionally, she is experienced in real estate investment trusts and the opportunities and challenges of using them to hold real estate in a tax-efficient matter, and often advises international clients on U.S. real estate investments.

Representative Matters

Represented a leading manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair products, in the acquisitions of two skin care brands, two fragrance brands and a sensory lifestyle brand.

Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of membership interests of a company that specializes in consumer expos, events, and national touring shows and exhibits.

Represented a leader in advanced LED lighting solutions, in its acquisition of a leading supplier of lighting solutions to the multifamily residential industry across the United States.

Publications and Speeches

Co-Author, “Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures with Private REITs,” BNA U.S. Income Tax Management Portfolio, 2009.

Co-Author, “Tax Protection Agreements,” REITs: Mergers and Acquisitions, Law Journal Press, 2013.

Author, “Tax Issues in Business Separation Transactions,” Business Separation Transactions: Spin-Offs, Subsidiary IPOs and Tracking Stock, Law Journal Press, June 2012.

Co-Author, “U.S. Federal Income Taxation of Notional Principal Contracts and the Implication of New Treaty Provisions,” Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 51, No. 6, 2003.


J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
B.A., magna cum laude, The College of New Jersey, 1992

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


New York City Tax Club
New York State Bar Association, Tax Section