Brett W. Dixon

Brett W. Dixon

Brett W. Dixon
T: (203) 325-5016 - F: (203) 325-5001

Brett Dixon’s practice focuses on structuring business ventures and investment transactions with an emphasis on tax-efficient structures. His work includes planning for taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions of business operations. As a part of his practice, Mr. Dixon has significant experience in designing acquisition structures for private equity and other investment funds.

In addition, Mr. Dixon provides advice with respect to the tax issues arising in connection with debt and equity financings and refinancings, including the restructuring of financially-challenged businesses. In addition to being instrumental to the firm’s fund formation practice, Mr. Dixon also advises the principals of fund sponsors on their internal arrangements and on their relationship with investors.

Mr. Dixon is a founding partner of Finn Dixon & Herling.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers

Named the "Best Lawyers' 2017 Stamford Corporate Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2017 (view the selection criteria)

Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer in Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2007-2013 (view the selection criteria)

Leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, 2005-2017 (view the selection criteria)

Practice Areas


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1980 - 1982, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, International Law Journal
  • Cornell University Graduate School, M.B.A., 1981, With Distinction
  • Williams College, B.A., 1977, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

  • Connecticut, 1982

Court Admission

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987

Associations and Memberships

Connecticut Bar Association
Executive Committee, Section of Taxation

American Bar Association
Tax Section