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 by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2021 for Tax Law. She was recognized as a Georgia “Rising Star” in 2010 by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Preston was also named a 2007 and 2008 "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine.
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments.
Represented CRH plc, the international building materials group, in its pending acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, a leading U.S. cement manufacturer for $3.5 billion.
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University of Mississippi School of Law J.D. (2002) summa cum laude
Pennsylvania State University B.S. (1995) Accounting
Not admitted in California
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
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