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Scott Wittlin

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Scott Wittlin is a business and tax attorney with significant experience in advising businesses and the business owner. Scott advises clients on matters ranging from corporate structures, corporate governance, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, debt financing, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He works with clients to guide them in practical solutions with complex decisions that businesses face.

Scott works with business owners in addressing the complicated tax decisions they face in both their succession and estate planning. He works with his clients to maximize their tax benefits in all facets of their business and personal lives. He also assists families with probate and estate administration.

Scott also works with many non-profits on their corporate governance and tax exemptions status.

Prior to becoming an attorney Scott began his career as a Certified Public Accountant and focuses on the legal, tax and business needs of his clients.

Education

• Boston University School of Law, LL.M. Graduate Tax Program

• Boston University School of Law, J.D.

• University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.B.A., B.A. cum laude

Admissions

• Massachusetts

• U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

• U.S. Tax Court

• Massachusetts Certified Public Accountant

Professional/Community

• Community Service Award, 2008, Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation

• University of Massachusetts Alumni Association, Audit Committee

• Temple Aliyah, Vice President of Finance & Treasurer

• Temple Emanuel in Newton, Former Officer

• Mentor and Legal Coach, Mentors and Ventures Program (MVP) at the Center for Entrepreneurship, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Representative Experience

• Represented a buyer group in a joint venture with a publically traded REIT for the acquisition of five shopping centers.

• Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of 27 health clubs across various.

• Represented family owned fire suppression and security business in multiple acquisitions.

• Represented private equity backed Software Company in a sale of its stock to a private equity firm.

• Represented private equity backed online media company in the sale of its stock to a publicly traded company in the United Kingdom.

Articles Lectures

• Adjunct Professor, Babson College (MBA Program), 2002-2004

• Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University, Sawyer School of Management, 2001-2004

• Tax Roundtable & 128 Practitioners Forum, "IRS Collection Issues," "Divorce Taxes."

• University of Massachusetts Alumni Association, "Starting Your Own Business"

• Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation, "Estate Planning," "Home Buying," "Starting Your Own Business."

• “1031 Expense Deduction Pitfalls Litter Exchange Deal Landscape”, Banker and Tradesman, February 23, 2004

• “What Owners of Rental Units Should Know About Condo Conversions and 1031 Exchanges”, New England Real Estate Journal, April 30, 2004

• “Can Entity Owners Pursue 1031 exchanges apart from their co-owners?” New England Real Estate Journal, March 28, 2008

• Banker & Tradesman, 1031 Expense Pitfalls (2/23/04)

• New England Real Estate Journal 1031- Condo Conversions (4/30/04)