Will Milford focuses his legal practice on the federal income tax treatment of tax exempt debt obligations. Mr. Milford has more than 17 years of experience in public finance, beginning with his early career as an arbitrage rebate analyst prior to starting his legal career with BMO.
Mr. Milford serves as tax counsel on a variety of governmental, 501(c)(3) and exempt facility bond financings, where he works with governmental issuers and conduit borrowers to review and structure proposed new money and refunding obligations. In addition to transactional work, Mr. Milford advises issuers and borrowers on post-issuance tax compliance matters, assisting with the development of effective compliance procedures and representing clients in IRS audits and other tax controversy matters. Mr. Milford is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of NABL’s Education Committee, previously served on NABL’s Section 103 Editorial Board, and is a frequent panelist at NABL conferences and contributor to Tax Committee projects.
Mr. Milford is a member of the Florida Bar and the Connecticut Bar. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 2011 and his B.A. with honors from Transylvania University in 2004.
College: Transylvania University- B.A., with honors, 2004
Law School: University of Florida- J.D., with honors, 2011
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Section 103 Editorial Board, 2015 - 2018
Moderator, “Essential Housing Tax Trends,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, Tax and Securities Law Institute, 2022
Chair, “Refunding and Reissuance,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop, 2021
Panelist, "Refunding Bond Issues," National Association of Bond Lawyers, Tax and Securities Law Institute, 2017
Panelist, “Arbitrage and Rebate,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop, 2013-2015
Speaker, “What to Do After You’ve Issued Debt,” Florida Government Finance Officers Association Central Florida Chapter, May 2015
Speaker, “Securities Law and Tax Law Compliance Relating to Municipal Debt,” Government Finance Officers Association, February 2014
Speaker, “What to Do after You’ve Issued Debt,” Florida Government Finance Officers Association School of Government Finance, November 2013