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 Howard D. Medwed

Howard D. Medwed


Office Phone: 617.345.3352
Location: Boston, MA
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Although Mr. Medwed has a breadth of experience in all areas of the tax law, his practice has concentrated in structuring complex corporate and real estate transactions.

In addition, he is the architect of some of the most sophisticated estate plans produced by Burns & Levinson. He has extensive experience in dealing with partnerships, tax-exempt entities, business trusts, nominee trusts, voting trusts and other less common entities as well as conventional C and S corporations, trusts and estates.

Howard Medwed has been involved in a number of complex business transactions, including like-kind exchanges, spin-offs, mergers and other types of tax-free reorganizations, corporate liquidations, real estate syndications, partnership adjustments, compensation planning, retirement planning and litigation settlement planning.

He also practices before the Internal Revenue Service and Massachusetts Department of Revenue, at all levels, and has been involved in tax litigation. Some of his recent cases have involved valuation, business expense and payroll trust fund issues. His practice also includes advising accountants and tax preparers on reporting and compliance questions.


Additional Information:




  • 1/13/2016, Forbes - How To Cash Your Powerball Winning Ticket Anonymously
    Partner Howard Medwed was quoted about lottery winnings.
  • 4/22/2012, - 2012 Mega-Gift? Tough Decision For The Moderately Wealthy
    Howard Medwed was quoted in this article by Peter J Reilly.
  • 5/27/2010, The Boston Globe - Cashing Out
    Howard Medwed was quoted in this article by Beth Healy and Robert Weisman.
  • 5/18/2010, Bloomberg BusinessWeek - EMC Founder Egan Cheated IRS While Ireland Envoy, Judge Says
    Howard Medwed was quoted in this article by Ryan J. Donmoyer and Jef Feeley.

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Speaking Engagements:

Workshop - NETVA Laureates Entrepreneurship Week, 9.16.2010
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP
Role: Panelist
Topic: IP / Trademarks, Human Resources, Incorporation, Entity, Tax, Regulations
This event is organized in partnership with the French American Chamber of Commerce, New-England Chapter, and hosted by Burns & Levinson LLP, both official partners of the NETVA program.

Are You Doing Business or Working in the US, Canada or Globally? Immigration Visa's and Tax Considerations You Should Know About, 10.29.2009
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston MA
Role: Panelist
Topic: New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC) Event

Limited Liability Companies vs. Business Corporations: Legal, Tax and Accounting Considerations, 11.5.2008
Location: Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program
Role: Faculty Member

Accessing Capital Through TSX Venture Exchange, 11.16.2006
Location: Boston, MA
Howard Medwed and Josef Volman were panelists at the "Accessing Capital Through TSX Venture Exchange" seminar, held on November 16, 2006.