|May 1, 2019 -- We are pleased to announce that Michael Burwick, one of our firm's outstanding attorneys, specializing in investment management law, has been appointed as a partner. Michael has contributed significantly to the growth of our firm's investment management law practice and is considered one of the county's foremost experts in this complicated and evolving area of the law - we are honored to name him a partner.
Michael's practice concentrates on tax and securities law and includes significant real estate and general corporate experience. He has considerable knowledge and expertise with the Internal Revenue Code, state and local tax regulations, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and SEC and FINRA rules. Michael's tax and securities law experience includes advising clients with respect to capital gains liability concomitant to the disposition of highly appreciated assets, public and private offerings, crowd sourcing, crowd funding and rights offerings. He is highly proficient in legal and compliance issues concerning broker-dealers, registered investment advisers and asset managers, and has in-depth corporate law experience including entity formation, corporate governance issues and succession matters. Michael also has unique experience in the emerging area of opportunity zone funds.
Michael earned his J.D., an LL.M. in Securities Law and Financial Regulation and a second LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in Sociology from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences. He regularly speaks and authors articles relating to his practice areas and he also serves on the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks (New England Chapter), the Georgetown Law Advisory Board and he chairs the Board of The Spencer Foundation.
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