Rich is the leader of the Tax Group. He concentrates on state tax litigation and transactional planning involving corporate, franchise, personal income, and sales/use tax matters. He has broad experience before the Appellate Tax Board, the Supreme Judicial Court, various state Departments of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service on a range of issues, including corporate nexus, domicile, apportionment, step transaction, and unitary reporting. Rich formerly taught State and Local Taxation at Northeastern University, Graduate School of Professional Accounting and frequently writes and speaks at seminars on state tax topics. He recently served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Tax Section and its State Tax Committee.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


  • LL.M., Taxation, Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, Edward F. Hennessey Scholar
  • B.A., cum laude, Clark University

Community Engagement

  • Law 360's Tax Authority State & Local Advisory Board, 2020, 2021
  • Lecturer, State and Local Taxation, Northeastern University's Graduate School of Professional Accounting
  • Co-chair, Tax Section, Boston Bar Association
  • Past Co-chair,State and Local Tax Committee, Boston Bar Association 
  • Past Co-chair, Tax Controversies Committee, Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Law360’s 2021 Tax MVP
  • Tax Controversy Leaders' Guide, International Tax Review (2013-2014, 2016-2022)
  • Pro Bono Attorney Award, Boston University School of Law's Public Interest Project (2013)
  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2018-2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2013-2022)
  • Chambers USA, Ranked in Tax (Massachusetts) (2010-2015)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2012, 2014-2021)
  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-2009)

Seminars & Presentations



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