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Laura Marsell

Associate / Boston


Laura Marsell is an associate in Nutter’s Tax Department. Clients rely on Laura to advise them on a variety of international, federal, state, and local tax matters.

Laura’s practice includes counselling businesses on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, including tax laws governing equity compensation and change in control agreements. She advises charitable and nonprofit organizations on the application for tax-exempt status, reinstatement of revoked tax-exempt status, and on other issues related to tax-exempt and nonprofit status, including formation, governance, compliance, and lobbying. Laura has experience handling tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities. She also advises clients on issues related to qualified retirement plans.

Prior to joining Nutter, Laura was a senior tax associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of an audit, tax, and consulting firm. Previously, she gained legal experience as an intern in the Litigation Department of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and as an intern at a private law firm in Amherst, MA.



  • Ce3, Inc.

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Ce3, Inc., a full-service CRO focused on providing early phase oncology clinical development services to the biotechnology industry, in connection with its acquisition by Catalyst Clinical Research, a clinical development organization providing highly customizable clinical research solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry.

  • Strategic Cyber LLC

    Nutter advised Strategic Cyber LLC in connection with its acquisition by HelpSystems, a Minnesota-based IT software company.

  • PollyDot, Inc.

    Nutter advised PollyDot, Inc., a large Planet Fitness franchisee in Massachusetts, in connection with the sale of all of its clubs.

  • Innovation Associates

    Nutter served as legal counsel to Innovation Associates, the market-leading provider of high-volume pharmacy automation technology and software solutions to the retail, hospital, government, and mail order pharmacy markets, in connection with a consortium of investors led by Greg Wasson, the former Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO, acquiring a majority stake to scale the business and enhance its pharmacy automation offerings.

  • miEdge

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to miEdge, the premier provider of lead generation, data analytics, and prospecting solutions specifically designed for the insurance industry, in its acquisition by Zywave, the leading insurtech provider powering agency growth.

  • Centreville Bank

    Nutter served as sole outside legal counsel to Centreville Bank in connection with its agreement to acquire Putnam Bank and its holding company, PB Bancorp, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately $115.5 million.

  • Fisher International, Inc.

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Fisher International, Inc., a firm supporting the pulp and paper industry with business intelligence and strategy consulting services, in its acquisition by Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm.

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Boston University School of Law, LL.M.
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.B.A., cum laude


  • Massachusetts
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