Travis Blais

Travis is the Managing Partner of Blais Halpert Tax Partners LLP. He structures, negotiates, and drafts for tax matters in high-value business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, cross-border investment structuring, the formation of private equity and venture capital funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and executive compensation plans.

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David Halpert

David is among Boston’s most experienced tax lawyers and has led tax planning for hundreds of transactions having values between $10 million and $500 million. For over 35 years, he was a tax partner at Mintz Levin, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions, partnership and joint venture structures, private equity investments, finance, executive compensation, and insolvency proceedings.

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Michael Lieberman

Mike has practiced tax law for over 40 years in Boston and New York City, including over 20 years as the Chair of the Tax Section at Mintz Levin. He has advised on many hundreds of significant M&A transactions and initial public offerings for public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, and management teams. In the real estate area, he works with developers and investors in acquisitions and sales, sale-leasebacks, like-kind exchanges, cross-border investment, and special real estate tax incentives.

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Benjamin Damsky

Ben’s practice focuses on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, fund formations, and other strategic transactions. He has deep experience drafting and negotiating the technical, high-stakes tax provisions of transaction agreements opposite the country’s largest and best-known law firms. He regularly represents growth companies, along with their founders and investors, in the technology, software, life sciences, cryptocurrency, financial services, advanced energy, manufacturing, and retail industries, throughout their life cycle from formation to exit.

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Christopher Bird

Chris is a business tax lawyer with over eight years of experience at large law firms (Mintz Levin, Proskauer Rose, Pepper Hamilton). Chris’ practice focuses on U.S. and cross-border tax matters relating to taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, partnership agreements and the formation of private investment funds. He also has experience with various state and local tax matters.

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Denae Barton

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.

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