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Tax Lawyer Christopher S. McLoon Joins Nutter as Partner

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07.22.2019 | Press Release

Nutter announced today the arrival of Christopher S. McLoon, who joins the firm as a partner in its Tax Department. McLoon focuses his practice on providing corporate and partnership tax counsel to businesses and real estate developers. In addition, McLoon’s fund formation experience has allowed him to be a leader in advising clients on structuring and forming Qualified Opportunity Funds, which were a product of the 2017 tax reform legislation.

Drawing on his expertise in tax law, as well as in partnerships and limited liability companies, McLoon advises clients in structuring business transactions to achieve optimal business and tax results. In doing so, he focuses on communicating clear solutions to complex issues.

McLoon represents businesses of all sizes and across several industries. He also represents developers on real estate development projects that have included hotel, office, retail, and residential units. He often counsels clients on low income tax credits, historic tax credits, and new markets tax credits.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to Nutter, as he brings an impressive knowledge of both tax and business law when navigating complex corporate, partnership, and real estate matters,” said Nutter Co-Managing Partner Michael E. Scott. Nutter Co-Managing Partner Liam T. O’Connell added, “Our clients will benefit tremendously from Chris’s expertise and experience.”

Prior to joining Nutter, McLoon was a shareholder and chair of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group at a general practice law firm in Portland, Maine. Before joining that firm, he was the chair of the Tax Practice Group at a regional law firm.

McLoon is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, where he is a John S. Nolan Fellow and chaired the Section 708 Partnership Terminations Subcommittee. He co-chaired the committees that drafted the Maine Uniform Partnership Act, the Maine Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2007, and the Maine Limited Liability Company Act.

A leader in tax and corporate law, McLoon is recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, receiving Best Lawyers’ 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” distinction in the category of “Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)” in Portland. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School, his LL.M. from New York University School of Law, and his B.S. from the University of Maine.

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.

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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 www.nutter.com and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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