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Michael J. Duffy

Timing is everything.

My Approach

Today’s evolving business and community landscapes demand flexible, innovative, and efficient solutions. We no longer perform within set constraints as traditional professionals. I recognize that when completing a deal all parties are generally moving towards the same result – closing – and I seek out the best path to get there. If I can advise my clients in a way that saves them money, stress or effort, I’ve accomplished something worthwhile.

I advise clients in real estate financing and development-related transactions, representing developers, investors and lenders. My focus is on federal and state tax credits for both multi-family housing and historic rehabilitation. Additionally, I enjoy helping clients as they navigate Opportunity Zone structuring to defer capital gains through qualifying reinvestment.

Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, I worked at a large business consulting firm, assisting my clients in implementing federal, state, and local tax credits and incentives to benefit their business growth strategies. There, I learned to view tax as a cost-savings tool rather than purely a liability.

The best projects are where I need to go deep into the weeds to untangle complex tax and organizational issues. From this vantage point, I get to work closely with my clients and better understand their goals. I am thankful that through our work, we can provide a tangible benefit to communities.

When outside the office, I love spending time with family, finding time to be active, getting lost in a movie (usually something so bad it’s good), and cheering for my Xavier Musketeers.

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