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Nutter Strengthens Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practices With Addition of New Partner Tracy A. Vitols

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Nutter announced today the arrival of Tracy A. Vitols, who joins the firm as a partner in its Tax Department. With deep experience in ERISA and employee benefits law, Vitols advises public and private companies, senior executives, and boards on ERISA and employee benefits issues, including plan design and implementation, plan administration and compliance, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits.

Vitols also represents clients on executive compensation issues in mergers and acquisitions, private equity financings, venture capital investments, and complex transactions. In addition, Vitols advises clients on group health and welfare benefit plan issues.

“The active transactional market has led to an uptick in our corporate attorneys representing clients in mergers, acquisitions, and private and venture capital financings. Tracy’s experience in employee benefits and executive compensation will further enhance Nutter’s capabilities in providing top-notch legal counsel to our clients,” said Nutter Co-Managing Partner Liam T. O’Connell. Tax Department Chair Melissa Sampson McMorrow added, “Tracy will be a key member of our team strategically advising clients on how best to navigate benefits and compensation matters in order to achieve their business goals. We are delighted to welcome her to Nutter and to our Corporate and Transactions as well as Labor, Employment and Benefits teams.”

Prior to joining Nutter, Vitols served as Senior Director of Benefits Advisory Compliance at the global advisory firm, Willis Towers Watson. Before that, she was a partner at a prominent New England law firm and has practiced exclusively in ERISA and employee benefits law for over 20 years. Active in the legal industry, Vitols is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, and New England Employee Benefits Council. She earned her J.D. from New England School of Law, her LL.M. from Boston University School of Law, and her B.A. from Boston University.

Nutter recently expanded its capabilities in mergers and acquisitions, private and venture capital transactions, and corporate and securities law with the addition of three partners and one of counsel in its Corporate and Transactions Department. Tom Rosedale, Suzanne Hamel, Mark Burgiel, and Kate MacGregor represent companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences; medical devices and diagnostics; telemedicine; technology; Internet and e-commerce; and food and beverage.

Nutter’s Tax Department provide a full range of income tax, estate tax, employee benefits, and tax dispute services to a broad array of domestic and multinational corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals. The firm’s attorneys advise clients on all aspects of tax law, including business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, financings, international operations, real estate entities, tax-exempt organizations, investment companies, tax planning, employee benefits and ERISA, state and local tax matters, and tax controversy. Nutter’s Tax Department collaborates closely with the firm’s Corporate and Transactions, Intellectual Property, Private Client, and Real Estate Departments on timely and creative advice and solutions for clients that allow them to plan for and control the tax consequences of their business and investment transactions.

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Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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