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Tax Advisory Services


The experienced tax advisory attorneys at Nutter provide a full range of income tax, estate tax, employee benefits, and tax dispute services to a broad array of domestic and multi-national corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals. We ensure that all of the firm's clients receive timely and creative advice and solutions that allow them to plan for and control the tax consequences of their business and investment transactions as we provide the special expertise required under Massachusetts law.

Our practice
Business entity formation 

  • Assist new enterprises in choosing a business entity, including partnerships, limited liability companies, business trusts, Subchapter S corporations, regular corporations, and hybrid entities

Mergers and acquisitions 

  • Plan and structure purchases or sales of stock, select assets or entire businesses, taxable or tax-free, domestic or foreign 
  • Negotiate all tax aspects of acquisition, merger, and sale agreements


  • Advise on all tax aspects of financing transactions, including venture-backed financings, to meet businesses' capital needs, such as common and preferred stock, hybrid securities, special purpose derivative securities, and long- and short-term notes

International operations 

  • Assist businesses in structuring inbound and outbound transactions. including active business operations and investments 
  • Counsel small to large businesses with cross-border operations for maximum tax deferral and utilization of foreign tax credits 
  • Assist foreign businesses and investors in structuring U.S. operations to minimize U.S. taxes while avoiding the tax disadvantages of the branch profits tax and earning stripping rules

Real estate entities 

  • Work with entrepreneurs and investors to take full advantage of the numerous provisions of tax law beneficial to real estate assets, including like-kind exchanges, low-income housing tax credits, historic structure tax credits, and sales to umbrella real estate investment trusts (UpREITs and DownREITS)

Investment companies 

  • Advise hedge fund clients on the tax aspects of the funds, including the taxation of fund investments

Tax planning 

  • Advise high-net-worth individuals and owners of family businesses on all aspects of tax planning and strategies to minimize income taxes and wealth transfer taxes

State and local tax matters 

  • Advise clients on the state and local tax consequences of transactions and assist them in minimizing state tax exposure

Tax controversy 

  • Represent businesses and individuals in audits and appeals before the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and in judicial proceedings at the trial and appellate levels

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Restructurings

    Restructuring an “underwater” real estate project by introducing new equity and debt, while avoiding a recapture of tax benefits claimed by the original owners.

  • Pre-Immigration Tax Planning

    Completing pre-immigration tax planning for a wealthy foreign individual before his permanent move to the United States.

  • Proposed Acquisition

    Represented senior management team of medical-practice management organization through proposed acquisition by private equity fund

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