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 Roy W. Gillig

Roy W. Gillig


Office Phone: 617.345.3206
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. First Circuit
U.S. Tax Court


Mr. Gillig’s areas of focus include federal, state, and international tax planning, tax controversy and litigation, and other tax related services. He advises individuals, corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations, and other entities on tax issues arising from day-to-day operations, as well as from a broad range of transactions, including entity formation and financing; acquisitions, mergers, and dispositions; international operations and assignments; joint ventures, and other matters.

Mr. Gillig has provided domestic and international tax services to clients in a variety of industries including publicly traded companies, private equity and hedge funds, family offices, business and commercial aviation, high-technology and other manufacturers, media and entertainment companies, software developers, internet companies, foreign exchange brokers and stock brokers, international commercial banks, S&Ls, hospitals and health care providers, colleges and universities, and charitable organizations.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Mr. Gillig was a partner at another New England law firm. During his career he also worked for eight years at a major corporation, ultimately as Director of International Tax, as well as for more than ten years in Big Four public accounting.

Additional Professional Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant, Massachusetts

Representative Transactions:

Acquisitions, Dispositions, Joint Ventures, Reorganizations
  • Separate sales of two medical diagnostic laboratories in S Corporation form for approximately $50 million each
  • Tax due diligence and post-acquisition restructuring related to a $1.5 billion acquisition of a producer of industrial water treatment products and technology with operations in more than 20 countries
  • Sale of a controlling interest in a manufacturer of high quality flooring for $26 million
  • Structured Argentine joint venture between U.S. and Australian cinema owners
  • Structured advice to a Philippine internet content provider
  • Mutual savings bank to stock bank conversions
Business Aviation
  • Structuring acquisition of high value business aircraft by family offices, investment companies, commercial enterprises, and others, taking into consideration state sales and use taxes, federal transportation excise taxes, bonus depreciation, personal use, hobby loss rules, Federal Aviation Administration rules under Parts 91 and 135, as well as other matters


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Recent Articles and Publications:

What's Happening in Business Aviation?
Burns & Levinson Client Update, May 2013