Sullivan Partner Elected President of the Independent State and Local Tax Alliance

Press Release
January 24, 2012

Boston, MA – January 24, 2012 – Sullivan is pleased to announce that David J. Nagle, a partner in the firm’s Boston office, has been elected President of the Independent State and Local Tax Alliance (SALT).

Mr. Nagle’s practice involves both transactional tax planning and representing taxpayers in disputes before the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. He has been involved in a number of complex business transactions, including taxable and nontaxable acquisitions, corporate and partnership restructurings and forward and reverse like-kind exchanges. He has also represented clients in a broad range of income, sales and use and other tax matters before the United States Tax Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Office of Appeals.

"We are very proud of David and his election as ISA’s president," said Joel R. Carpenter, co-managing partner of Sullivan. "The distinction is a testament to his highly regarded experience and work in this area."

About the Independent State and Local Tax Alliance (ISA)
ISA is the Independent SALT Alliance, a not-for-profit association of independent providers of professional state income tax specialists and local income tax specialists. The members of ISA represent some of the nation’s leading practitioners in the areas of state income tax, local income tax, franchise tax, sales tax, use tax, real estate property tax, employment taxes and tax system design and integration. These professionals come from backgrounds that include practice leadership from the world’s largest accounting and law firms, corporate management from Fortune 500 companies and executive positions with various state taxing agencies. ISA provides a network that enables its members to stay informed of state and local tax issues across geographic, industry and tax specialty lines.

About Sullivan
Sullivan is a leading corporate law firm providing counsel to domestic and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 185 lawyers in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, securities, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, climate change, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. Sullivan is also recognized for its representation of REITs and its deep expertise in mutual fund law. For more information please visit

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