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Denae E. Barton

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Dee Barton is an associate at BHTP, where she advises clients on federal and state tax matters throughout the life cycle of their business, from formation to financing to exit. She joined BHTP from KPMG’s International Tax group, where she advised on the full range of cross-border transactions with respect to the alphabet soup of Subpart F, GILTI, FDII, ECI, FATCA, and FIRTPA issues, as well as treaty, check-the-box, inversion, and transfer pricing issues. Dee also has niche experience with clients in the pharmaceutical, biologics, and medical device fields from her role as a Research Coordinator at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College interacting with the FDA and IRB compliance processes for human research studies of biomedical devices and other treatments.

Dee received her B.A. in English from Smith College (2010), where she received the Rosemary Thomas and Elenor Cederstrom prizes in writing. She received a joint J.D./LL.M. in Tax from Boston University (2015). Dee grew up in Vermont and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.


Blais Halpert Tax Partners LLP is a transactional tax boutique focused on tax-sensitive structuring and implementation of high-value business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, growth company startup and financing, private equity and venture capital investments, fund formations, real estate, and executive compensation arrangements. We help structure, negotiate, and draft to ensure the most tax-efficient achievement of our clients’ objectives.

We are fluent in the most important business entities, from C and S corporations to partnerships and LLCs to investment and grantor trusts. Much of our work is international in nature, advising on cross-border acquisitions, sales, and investments.

A cornerstone of our practice is serving as tax co-counsel to corporate lawyers and non-U.S. law firms who need top-tier U.S. tax support for their clients’ business transactions. We regard our co-counsel as our partners in delivering seamless, practical, efficient, and valuable service to clients. Our practice is nationwide and we work regularly wherever one finds fast-growing and middle market companies, including Boston, New York, Miami, Chicago, Austin, Denver/Boulder, and Silicon Valley. In our international practice, our clients are from, or expanding to, diverse locales, including Toronto, London, Moscow, Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Melbourne.

We offer a unique value proposition in providing sophisticated transactional tax advice to the middle market, which is underserved by many of the “specialty” law areas. We bring expertise, efficiency, an understanding of how tax advice integrates with non-tax legal and business objectives, and most of all, the ability to communicate tax law to non-tax lawyers and business clients.