J. Mitchell Miller

J. Mitchell Miller



  • Fiduciary Disputes
  • Private Clients and Estate Planning

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

ABA Group
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 & Estates by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2011 and 2015. He was listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc., for Trusts and Estates, 2013-2018, and he is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

Bar Admissions



  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1983
  • B.A., Ohio State University, 1978
Areas of Practice

Fiduciary Disputes | Private Clients and Estate Planning

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

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.

Unique Estate Planning Opportunities Amid COVID-19 Due to Depressed Markets and Historically Low Interest Rates
Haynes and Boone, May 2020

The historically low interest rates recently announced by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the depressed value of certain assets offer opportunities for estate planning techniques that can reduce the cost of transferring wealth to younger generations. The federal estate and gift tax exemption for 2020 is $11,580,000 per person ($23,160,000 for a married couple)...

IRS Extends April 15 Payment and Filing Date For Estate Taxes and Exempt Organizations Due to COVID-19 Emergency
Haynes and Boone, April 2020

The IRS issued Notice 2020-23 on April 9, 2020, which amplifies Notice 2020-18 and Notice 2020-20 (see our prior coverage here) and provides additional relief to affected taxpayers. In this Notice 2020-23, the IRS determined that any person (i.e...

Breaking Tax News - IRS Extends April 15 Payment and Filing Due Date For Gift Taxes Because of COVID-19 Emergency
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

Breaking Tax News - IRS Extends April 15 Payment and Filing Due Date For Gift Taxes Because of COVID-19 Emergency 03/29/2020 Authored by: Jennifer R. Lan,John M. Collins,Jamie L. Carter,J. Mitchell Miller The IRS issued Notice 2020-20 on March 27, 2020, thereby superseding certain provisions of Notice 2020-18 related to filing and paying gift taxes (see our prior coverage here)...