Louis Marett, Art Meyers

Blue Chip Clients

Lawyers have represented blue chip clients in important tax matters, including:

@ Ventures    
Altaris Capital Partners  
BV Investment Partners
Capital Resource Partners
Century Capital Partners
Gordon Brothers Group
Heritage Partners    
Mainsail Partners    
New England Capital Partners
NewStar Financial
PNC Bank
Riverside Partners
Summit Partners
Symmetric Capital
Tudor Ventures
Wells Fargo
Windjammer Capital

Private Equity

Knowledge in all tax issues relating to private equity fund formation and transactions.  Clients include:

Avista Capital Partners
BV Investment Partners
Candescent Partners
Capital Resource Partners
Century Capital
Falcon Investment Advisors
Grove Street Advisors
Heritage Partners
Mainsail Partners
New England Capital
Polaris Ventures
RFE Investment Partners
Riverside Partners
Spectrum Equity
Summit Partners
Symmetric Capital
Tudor Ventures
Volition Capital
Windjammer Capital

Venture Capital 

Knowledge in all tax issues relating to venture capital fund formation and transactions.  Clients include:

Advent International
Argo Global Capital
Ascent Venture Partners
Atlas Venture Fund
Battery Ventures
BCE Capital
Bessemer Venture Partners
BioVentures Investors
Boston Millennia Partners
Broadview Ventures
Cardinal Health Partners
Celtic House
Clarus Ventures
Essex Woodlands
Fidelity Ventures
Flagship Ventures
General Catalyst
GrandBanks Capital
Highland Capital Partners
IDG Ventures
Kodiak Venture Partners
North Bridge
Oxford Bioscience
Polaris Ventures
Prism Venture Partners
Summit Partners

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"commended for its handling of a wide range of tax matters on both national and international fronts"

Chambers USA

Experts in Tax 

Expert in federal, state and international tax.

Breadth of Experience 

Extensive experience in wide area of tax, including:

  • Buyouts, mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporations, partnerships and LLCs
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Debt financings
  • Emerging companies
  • Employee benefits/ERISA
  • Equity investments
  • Executive compensation
  • International tax planning & structuring
  • Joint ventures
  • PE/VC fund formation
  • Real estate transactions
  • Tax exempt organizations
  • Wealth management planning

Complex Tax Matters

Choate lawyers involved in many key tax aspects of following transactions:

  • Mergers and acquisitions with value over $55 billion.
  • Senior and mezzanine/subordinated financings with proceeds over
    $20 billion
  • Public company securities offerings with proceeds of over $18 billion.
    (since 2000)

Family-Owned Businesses

Highly experienced integrated team, including tax and business lawyers, working closely with significant family-owned businesses and expert in their unique tax and estate planning needs.

Major Tax Venues

Represent clients before IRS, courts, Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.

National/International Reach

Tax planning and transactional work across US and many foreign countries.  Extensive tax expertise in cross-border transactions between the US and Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Ireland and the UK and others.

Nationally recognized as one of the leading practices of its kind by The Legal 500 guide to preeminent US law firms.


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