Travis L.L. Blais
“Our goal is always to translate expertise into advice to help clients take action. We synthesize knowledge and experience with the client’s business, goals, capabilities, risk-tolerance, and timelines, then communicate the advice in a way that non-experts can understand.”
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. Travis advises middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and executives throughout the life cycle of a business, beginning with formation and continuing through financing, expanding, attracting and retaining talent, to ultimate sale. A significant portion of Travis’ practice involves international tax and cross-border transactions, as well as clients in special industries, such as nonprofit institutions, cryptocurrency, and cannabis.
Travis has a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University (1995) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law (2000). He is regularly honored by his peers in Super Lawyers© and Best Lawyers©, and speaks and writes frequently about transactional tax issues for non-expert audiences. After growing up in New Hampshire and living in Washington, D.C., England, Saipan, and Ohio, Travis settled in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife, Sara, and their five children.
About Blais Halpert TAX PARTNERS LLP:
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.