Erin E. Whitney
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.
- 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.
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
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
Union College, B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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.
Erin’s professional experience includes interning for the Honorable Maureen E. Walsh of the Holyoke District Court in Holyoke, Massachusetts.