Sherin and Lodgen adds Tax Partner Matthew A. Morris to its Corporate Department

September 24, 2020

Sherin and Lodgen is pleased to announce the addition of experienced tax attorney Matthew A. Morris as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. Matt joins with particular tax expertise across all segments of the firm’s practice, with a concentration on tax issues affecting business entities and their stakeholders, including owners and key employees.

Matt brings to the firm a strong background in structuring tax-efficient business acquisitions and dispositions and providing comprehensive tax guidance regarding the organizational and operational issues of business entities, including partnerships, LLCs, S corporations, non-profit entities, and domestic and foreign taxable corporations. He also provides tax advice in connection with real estate investment and development; employee, shareholder, and partner dispute resolution; shareholder and employee agreements; and employee compensation structuring.

In addition to his extensive experience in tax planning, Matt also devotes a significant portion of his practice to federal, state, and international tax controversy resolution. He has worked closely with the IRS Office of the National Taxpayer Advocate, prepared requests for IRS private letter rulings, represented corporate clients in transfer pricing disputes before the U.S. competent authority, and negotiated settlements with the IRS and Massachusetts Department of Revenue (“MDOR”) Offices of Appeals. He has also represented clients in tax disputes before the U.S. Tax Court, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Sherin and Lodgen, Matt served as Senior Manager, Tax Controversy Services, at KPMG’s Boston office. Previously, he was a Tax Partner at Bowditch Dewey LLP in Framingham, Massachusetts. Matt earned his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law and his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.

Sherin and Lodgen’s Managing Partner Douglas M. Henry said, “Matt’s impressive track record as a trusted advisor in tax matters at the federal, international, and state level will be invaluable to the firm. Here, he’ll work closely with attorneys in the firm’s litigation, commercial finance, real estate, renewable energy, and employment practice groups. We warmly welcome Matt as a partner.”