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Rick’s practice focuses on complex State, Federal and International Tax matters, including planning, audits, appeals and litigation. He serves businesses and individuals throughout the country, and works closely with accounting firms and financial firms whose clients need specialized expertise. His representation includes tax planning and controversy/litigation services, tax analysis and research, advising management on complex tax issues, analyzing proposed legislation and regulations, preparing memoranda with technical advice, and proposing creative solutions.

Rick’s deep U.S. and international business experience includes serving as General Counsel of two major multi national U.S. companies, Western Development Corporation (later known as The Mills Corporation), a national real estate developer of large shopping centers, and APCOA, Inc., then the world’s largest developer and owner of parking lots.

Rick is formerly Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Taxation Section, and is Chair of its State Tax Practice Group.  Rick was a featured Speaker on tax issues at the Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference.  On a national level, Rick serves as a Member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel, a group of lawyers that informs the ABA’s priorities and decisions, by providing opinions about the direction of the ABA and issues facing the legal profession.  He also is a published author of taxation articles in legal publications, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal and accounting education programs.

He is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, DC, and the U.S. Tax Court. He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his B.S. in Mathematics (with Honors) from Lafayette College.

Areas of Practice

State, Federal and International Tax Matters Including:

  • Planning
  • Controversy
  • Audits
  • Appeals
  • Litigation


  • “What Tax Lawyers Need to Know About Advising Clients on Collecting Sales Tax for Internet Transactions,” ExecSense Webinar, July 2010
  • “Massachusetts Tax Developments,” Featured Speaker at 2010 Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • “U.S. Taxation of International Business Transactions,” The McLane Law Firm’s 4 part series: “Going Global: The Intricacies of Conducting Business Internationally”
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of State Tax Nexus,” 28th Annual New Hampshire Bar Association Tax Forum”