The Tax Section offers a forum for exchanging ideas and information about tax law. Section members share their expertise to promote understanding of federal and state tax laws and regulations, and join in efforts to improve the laws and procedures for their implementation.

Tax Committees

  • ERISA Committee
    This committee focuses on tax and labor law relating to qualified and non-qualified employee retirement and welfare benefit plans and executive compensation. Its monthly meetings deal with a range of topics, including benefits and compensation planning techniques and plan design; emerging issues; and federal and state statutory and regulatory changes affecting benefit plans.

    Contact Information

    Rachel Faye Smith

    Goodwin Procter LLP

    Crescent Chasteen

    Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    (617) 439-2000

  • Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee
    This committee addresses a range of federal taxation issues, including issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-offs and split-ups, business formations, structuring debt and equity investments, tax-favored investment vehicles (e.g. RICs, REMICs, FASITs and REITs) and other business transactions.

    Contact Information

    Meghan M. Walsh

    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

    (617) 526-6132

    Alyssa Kollmeyer

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7000

  • International Tax Committee
    This committee covers international taxation issues. Treasury and IRS officials periodically are invited to address the committee.

    Contact Information

    Marianne Kane

    RSM US LLP

    (617) 912-9000

    Josh Leclair

    KPMG, LLP

    (617) 988-1000

  • State & Local Tax Committee
    This committee focuses on Massachusetts tax issues and frequently features speakers from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

    Contact Information

    Michael E Porter

    Hemenway & Barnes LLP

    (617) 557-9714

    David S. Davenport

    Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC - Boston Office

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.