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Rick’s practice focuses on 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 in complex tax issues. 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.

His 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.

Areas of Practice

State, Federal and International Tax Matters Including:

  • Planning
  • Controversy
  • Audits
  • Appeals
  • Litigation


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S Tax Court
  • U.S. Federal Court

Professional & Association Memberships

  • Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Taxation Section (2012-2014)
  • Chair, State Tax Practice Group of Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association Advisory Panel

Community Involvement

  • Judge, Harvard Law School’s National Negotiation Competition


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.S., Mathematics (Honors), Lafayette College

Recent Publications


  • “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,” McLane’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