Julie Rhoades


Julie Rhoades represents clients on a broad range of federal income tax matters. In the private equity space, she advises private equity fund sponsors on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and investment fund formation and operation. She has also represented non-U.S. institutional investors regarding the U.S. tax consequences of their investments into private equity and real estate funds. In the renewable energy arena, she has represented sponsors and investors in connection with solar and wind projects that generate federal tax credits, including the investment tax credit and production tax credit. Julie has experience representing chapter 11 debtors on the tax aspects of restructuring matters. In addition to her transactional practice, she advises exempt entities on organizational and operational tax issues.  

Before joining Dickinson Wright, Julie practiced in the Chicago offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP. 

Education & Credentials


Northwestern University

B.A., 2009
  • Summa cum laude

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 2012
  • Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Publication Manager (Vol. 18)
  • Cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • Michigan


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • "Ones to Watch," Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law, 2021

Community Involvement

  • University of Michigan Law School Class of 2012 Five-Year Reunion Committee, Co-Chair
  • Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, IL), Associates Board Member, 2013-2017


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