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Erin E. Whitney

Associate / Boston

Overview

Erin Whitney is an associate in the Tax Department. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals rely on Erin to advise them on a variety of domestic and international tax matters. She counsels nonprofit entities on issues related to their tax-exempt status, including formation, governance, compliance, and lobbying. Erin also advises companies, executives, and boards on the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, including tax laws governing deferred compensation, equity compensation, golden parachute arrangements, and ERISA.  

In addition to her summer associate work at Nutter, Erin’s professional experience includes interning for the Honorable Maureen E. Walsh of the Holyoke District Court in Holyoke, Massachusetts and interning with a law firm in Massachusetts.

During law school, Erin worked as a student attorney in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic where she assisted low-income taxpayers in understanding and resolving their tax issues. She served as a contributing editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, was a member and mentor of the Women Law Students Association, an admissions volunteer, a torts and contracts tutor, and an orientation leader. In her third year of law school, Erin was awarded a “Student Excellence in Tax” award from the State Bar of Michigan Section of Taxation for her academic performance in various tax courses.

Experience

Experience

  • PeoplesBancorp, MHC

    Represented PeoplesBancorp, MHC, the holding company for PeoplesBank, in the private placement of $40 million in fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due 2028.

  • Palisade Corporation

    Nutter represented Palisade Corporation, an Ithaca, New York-based provider of risk modeling and decision analysis software, in its recapitalization by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis.

  • Shawmut Corporation

    Nutter represented Shawmut Corporation, a developer of high-performance composites, in its joint venture with the automotive headliner and specialty industrial fabrics business of Glen Raven Technical Fabrics LLC, a global provider of innovative technical fabric solutions.

  • Epoxy Technology Inc.

    Nutter advised Epoxy Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance specialty epoxy, UV, and hybrid adhesives, in its acquisition by Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and health care business services companies.

  • Hometown Financial Group Inc.

    Nutter is representing Hometown Financial Group, Inc., the bank holding company of bankESB (Easthampton, MA) and bankHometown (Oxford, MA), in connection with its pending acquisition of Pilgrim Bancshares, Inc., a Maryland corporation and the bank holding company of Pilgrim Bank, a Massachusetts-chartered co-operative bank headquartered in Cohasset, MA.

  • PeoplesBancorp

    Nutter is representing PeoplesBancorp, MHC, a Massachusetts mutual holding company, and the bank holding company of PeoplesBank, a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank, both of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in connection with its pending acquisition of First Suffield Financial, Inc., a Connecticut corporation and the bank holding company of The First National Bank of Suffield, a national bank, both of Suffield, Connecticut. The total value of the transaction is approximately $60 million.

  • MNB Bancorp

    Nutter is representing MNB Bancorp, the parent company of The Milford National Bank and Trust Company, in its proposed merger with Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB). Independent is the parent company of Rockland Trust Company. The total value of the transaction is approximately $54.2 million.

  • Deep River Snacks

    Nutter advised Deep River Snacks, makers of premium better-for-you snacks based in Connecticut, in its sale to Arca Continental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and parent company of Wise Snacks, Bokados, and Inalecsa. Nutter had been long time general counsel to Deep River Snacks, and had advised the company in its ongoing commercial dealings, intellectual property matters, and its venture capital transactions. 

  • First Commons Bank, N.A.

    Nutter advised First Commons Bank, N.A. in its proposed merger with Brookline Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL). The total value of the transaction is approximately $55.958 million. The total value of the transaction is approximately $55.958 million.

  • OSRAM

    Nutter represented OSRAM, one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturers with headquarters in Munich, Germany, in its acquisition of Digital Lumens Inc., a Boston-based company that specializes in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

  • Commerce Bancshares Corp.

    Nutter is representing Commerce Bancshares Corp. and its subsidiary, Commerce Bank & Trust Company, in its pending merger with Berkshire Hills Bancorp. Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), in an all-stock transaction valued at $209 million.

  • Zagster, Inc.

    Nutter advised Zagster, Inc., the leading provider of private and public-private bike sharing systems, when it raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by Edison Partners, a leading growth equity capital firm.

  • Madico, Inc.

    Nutter advised Madico, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive, solar, safety, and security films, in its acquisition of select assets of ClearPlex Corporation, an established supplier of protection films based in Draper, Utah.

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Education & Admissions

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude

Union College, B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Before Nutter

During law school, Erin worked as a student attorney in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and received a “Student Excellence in Tax” award from the State Bar of Michigan Section of Taxation for her academic performance.

Noteworthy

Erin’s professional experience includes interning for the Honorable Maureen E. Walsh of the Holyoke District Court in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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