Bryan J. Mills
Associate
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Bryan’s Profile

Bryan is an Associate in Maynard Cooper’s Birmingham office and a member of the firm’s Public Finance and Tax practice groups. He is a member of both the Florida and Alabama Bar Associations.

In his public finance and tax practice, Bryan focuses on projects utilizing New Markets Tax Credits, State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. He assists developers, nonprofits and other sponsors in structuring, documenting and closing transactions that involve a range of tax credits, financing arrangements and equity investments. He also advises tax credit investors and syndicators in structuring and documenting tax credit equity investments.

Bryan also concentrates his tax practice on leading developers, sponsors, investors and other clients through the complexities of the emerging Opportunity Zone Program and structuring transactions to take advantage of the Opportunity Zone tax incentives. He also advises clients on partnership tax issues, structuring real estate projects, joint ventures, and other tax aspects of development financing, investments and business formation.

Bryan also has experience assisting local, regional and national banks, institutional lenders and non-bank lenders in secured and unsecured transactions, syndicated lending transactions, structured finance transactions and multi-state transactions. He has advised lenders and borrowers in structuring and documenting commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate and construction loans, business acquisition financing, equity financing and various other types of credit facilities.

Bryan earned his LL.M. in Taxation and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Finance from Auburn University.

Bryan’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

Civic Involvement

  • ALS Association (Alabama Chapter) Junior Board Member
  • Auburn University College of Business Young Alumni (Birmingham Chapter), Leadership Board Member
CONTACT
T 205.254.1990
C 850.855.0245
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Assistant
Jennifer Duke
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Florida
EDUCATION
University of Florida Levin College of Law (2015, LL.M. in Taxation)
University of Florida Levin College of Law (2014, J.D., cum laude)
Auburn University (2010, B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Blog
Real Estate Projects Big Winner in First Round of Opportunity Zone Guidance; A Few Questions Remain
On October 19, 2018, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury released the first of the expected series of clarifying guidance (in the form of ...
Publication
On the Horizon: An Overview of Historic Tax Credits
Blog
Ten Important Changes to the Alabama Historic Tax Credit Program
The Alabama legislature has passed a bill (HB 345) renewing the state historic tax credit program that expired in 2016.  The new legislation will make available annually an aggregate of $20,000,000 of historic tax credits for qualifying proje...