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J. Mitchell Miller

Mitch Miller has more than 30 years experience in representing individuals, owners of closely held businesses, physicians and other professional associations in wealth transfer, estate planning, business planning, business taxation, retirement planning, and executive compensation matters. Mitch has been recognized as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Trusts and Estates by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2011, 2015 and 2018-2019. He was listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Trusts and Estates, 2013-2022, and he is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Mitch's experience has included matters involving:

  • Advising clients with the design and implementation of all types of estate planning and family wealth preservation and transfer strategies.
  • Advising clients on a variety of tax matters including estate, gift, generation-skipping, income, corporate, and partnership tax matters.
  • Advising clients with respect to selecting choice of entity.
  • Representing clients in all types of probate and property matters.
  • Negotiating the sale and purchase of closely held businesses.
  • Designing and implementing equity compensation plans and other key employee programs.
  • Employment, severance, and executive compensation agreements.
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Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Advisory Council, The Catholic Foundation
  • Advisory Council, Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Advisory Council, The Dallas Foundation


J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1983

B.A., Ohio State University, 1978




Build Back Better Act: Proposed Changes to Gift and Estate Tax Law
September 30, 2021

In short, the proposed Build Back Better Act (“BBBA”) does the following: Effective January 1, 2022, the BBBA reduces the gift, estate and GST tax exemptions from $11,700,000 per person (or $23,400,000 for a married couple) to an amount estimated to be $6,020,000 per person (or $12,040,000 for a married couple). Effective the date the BBBA is enacted (passed by Congress and signed by the [...]