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Jill E. Darrow

New York Office

Jill E. Darrow is head of Katten's New York Transactional Tax Planning practice. She concentrates her practice in tax planning and tax law with a focus on partnership transactions, financial services, hedge funds, commodities funds and real estate.

Jill advises clients on all aspects of tax with a concentration in the areas of financial services and real estate. Her practice covers the tax aspects of transactions involving partnerships, limited liability companies, carried interests, subchapter S corporations, regulated investment companies (mutual funds), recording and publishing ventures, real estate investment trusts (REITs), publicly traded partnerships, real estate limited partnerships, partnership tender offers, partnership roll-ups, securities and commodities funds (domestic and offshore), hedge funds and passive foreign investment companies.

She is a frequent lecturer and author on topics including taxation of real estate transactions, hedge funds and securities, and regularly speaks before industry groups, including the Financial Research Associates and the Practising Law Institute.

Shown below is a selection of Jill’s engagements.


Best Lawyers in America, 2012–2020
Legal 500, 2014–2015, 2018

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in New York City 2018
Super Lawyers, 2007–2018; Metro New York 2017

The American Registry

The American Registry, Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area

Financial Times

Financial Times, US Innovative Lawyers 2013
Author | Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest
Firm News
January 28-29, 2019
Speaker | Transactions Involving Real Estate – Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems | 21st Annual Real Estate Tax Forum | New York, New York
November 7, 2018
Speaker | New Deductions and New Limitations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act | Financial Research Associates Private Investment Fund Tax & Accounting Forum | New York, New York
May 22, 2018
Speaker | C-Corporations, Business Interest and the International Rules | Financial Research Associates at The Private Investment Fund Tax Master Class | New York, New York


  • LLM, New York University School of Law
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • AB, Barnard College, Columbia University, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York


Best Lawyers in America
Legal 500
2014–2015, 2018

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in New York City 2018
Super Lawyers
2007–2018; Metro New York 2017

The American Registry

Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area

Financial Times

US Innovative Lawyers 2013
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  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Real Estate and Partnership Committees
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Taxation of Business Entities
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
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