Heather Preston focuses her practice on federal tax matters involving joint ventures, fund formation, and mergers and acquisitions. She has significant experience representing real estate investment trusts (REITs), relating to their formation, acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Preston also advises and counsels clients on tax issues associated with executive deferred compensation plans for both taxable and tax exempt entities and executive incentive and stock based compensation plans.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Preston was a partner on the tax practice team of an East Coast law firm in its Atlanta, Georgia office.

Ms. Preston was recognized as a Georgia “Rising Star” in 2010 by Super Lawyers magazine. She was also named a 2007 and 2008 "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Section of Taxation, Member

State Bar of Minnesota, Member

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Member


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    summa cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Accounting (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2004)
  • Minnesota (2002)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6045
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Heather L. Preston

Experience Highlights

Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged more
Sale of membership interests for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
Served as seller's M&A counsel for Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC, a U.S.-based producer of absorbent and non-absorbent packaging solutions for more
Cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of corporate bonds
Represented Reynolds American in a cash tender offer for $2.8 billion of its outstanding corporate bonds. more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more