Joel is co-managing partner of Sullivan. He is particularly experienced in the tax structuring of complex business and investment arrangements using partnerships, limited liability companies and Subchapter S corporations, and has served on the boards of a number of enterprises. He advises on the tax structuring of merger and acquisition transactions, and has been involved with hedge fund offerings and the financing of emerging companies. Joel also provides individual income and estate tax planning services for persons of substantial means.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • London and Wales (Registered foreign lawyer)
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • LL.M., Taxation, Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College Law School
  • B.A., Harvard College

Community Engagement

  • American and Boston Bar Associations 
  • Board of Advisors, Boardman Capital Partners

Awards & Honors

  • PLC Which Lawyer?, Leading Lawyer in Tax (2008-2010)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2007-2023)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2005-2014, 2017-2018)


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