Michael concentrates his practice in income tax and estate planning, particularly for owners of closely-held businesses and real estate and holders of substantial liquid assets. He counsels numerous corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and he has established grantor retained annuity trusts for clients with substantial holdings of real estate and S corporation stock. Michael has written and lectured extensively on a variety of tax topics including presentations to the Federal Tax Institute of New England and the American Law Institute-American Bar Association.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • LL.M., 1970, Boston University School of Law
  • LL.B., Yale Law School
  • B.A. and Sc.B., Brown University

Community Engagement

  • American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Vice President and member of the National Board of Governors, American Jewish Committee

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (1987-2020)
  • Chambers USA, Ranked in Tax (Massachusetts) (2003-2017)
  • Legal 500 U.S. (2014)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2014)
  • Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-2008)
  • PLC Which Lawyer?, Leading Lawyer in Tax (2008-2010)
  • Madison Who's Who of Executives and Professionals (2006-2007)


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