Eric P. Rothenberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Needham Heights, MA

Orsi Arone Rothenberg Turner, LLP
 | 160 Gould Street, Suite 320
Needham Heights, MA 02494
Phone: 781-239-8900
Fax: 781-658-2203
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Eric P. Rothenberg is a partner at Orsi Arone Rothenberg Turner, LLP. Located in Needham, Massachusetts, and representing business and individual clients throughout the greater Boston metropolitan area, he focuses his practice primarily on federal and state tax planning matters, including tax-free exchanges, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency tax strategies, purchases and sales of businesses, partnerships, and the tax treatment of startup companies. Mr. Rothenberg also assists clients with the preparation of their tax returns, and he has appeared on their behalf before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

In addition to his tax practice, Mr. Rothenberg also assists clients with the preparation and review of wills, trusts, health care and financial powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, Mr. Rothenberg is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He has received acclaim from his fellow professionals for the quality of his work and high degree of ethics, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Rothenberg has delivered numerous presentations on topics related to his practice areas, including the use of buy-sell agreements in closely held businesses, sales and use taxes, and tax planning for real estate syndications. He has also authored or co-authored several articles, including one on the treatment by the Internal Revenue Service of cryptocurrencies. Mr. Rothenberg is a member of several professional groups, including the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. A graduate of Cornell University, he holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Tax (50%): Tax Law

Real Estate (20%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Tax Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Business Organizations

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Eric Rothenberg

Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.oarlawyers.com/eric-p-rothenberg/

Honors/Awards:

  • “Top Attorney in Tax Law in 2009” by the Publishers of Law & Politic and the publishers of Boston Magazine, 2009
  • Named, “Massachusetts Super Lawyers”, Publishers of Law & Politics, 2004 – 2014
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law & Peer Review Preeminent

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 21st Century Club of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Society of CPA’s, Member
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Chairman, Partnership and Tax Shelter Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Taxation Section Council, Chairman, 1985
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Chairman, Taxation Section, 1984 – 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Blackstone Bank and Trust, Boston, Massachusetts, Board of Directors, 1987 – 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • Massachusetts, 1977

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Taxation of Real Estate, Northwest Center for Professional Education, September 8, 1988 – September 9, 1988
  • Post-Death Administration of Trusts and Estates in Massachusetts, Lorman Education Services, December 11, 2003
  • §1031 Exchanges of Investment Properties in Massachusetts, National Business Institute, October 4, 2000
  • How to Organize and Counsel A Small Business, Massachusetts, Continuing Legal Education, March 20, 2000
  • Using Buy/Sell Agreements in Closely Held Businesses, Mass, Continuing Legal Education, May 25, 1999
  • §1031 Exchanges of Investment Properties in Massachusetts, National Business Institute, October 2, 1998
  • Business Lawyer’s Practice Guide to Corporate Tax, Mass, Continuing Legal Education, Inc., January 14, 1998
  • Business Lawyer’s Guide to Corporate Tax, Mass, Continuing Legal Education,Inc., January 24, 1997
  • Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers, National Business Institute, June 4, 1996
  • Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax, National Business Institute, December 16, 1994
  • Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers, National Business Institute, July 21, 1994
  • Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax Update, National Business Institute, December 14, 1993
  • Estate Planning with Partnerships, Mass, Continuing Legal Education, Inc., October 3, 1981
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis, Northwest Center for Professional Education, June 3, 1986 – June 4, 1986
  • Effects of the 1982 Tax Law, National Tax Shelter Digest, Volume 5, No. 1, 1983
  • Advanced Tax Planning for Real Estate Syndications, Northwest Center for Professional Education, September 10, 1985 – September 11, 1985
  • Real Estate Securities & Syndications, Northwest Center for Professional Education, July 19, 1984 – July 20, 1984
  • Computers in a Tax Practice, Mass, Bar Annual Meeting, 1983 – 1984
  • State Death Taxes Can “Create” Federal Tax Even With Use of Unlimited Marital Deduction, 10 Taxation for Lawyers No. 6, 346, 1982
  • Casualty Damage from Storm Damage
  • Don’t wait to take advantage of federal tax cuts Family Finances, Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine
  • To have and to hold ’til debt do us part, Gail Liberman and Alan Lavine
  • Who Should Prepare Your Tax Return?, New England Real Estate Journal, 1996
  • Casualty Losses from Storm Damage, 57 Taxes 148, 1979
  • Little Known Aspects of the New Tax Law, National Tax Shelter Digest, Volume 4, No. 2, 1982
  • Cryptocurrenty [Bitcoin] and the IRS, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, 2018
  • WG&L Income, Estate and Gift Tax Planner, Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979-1985, 1979

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • City Partnerships Co. v. Atlantic Acquisition Limited Partnership, et al (U.S. District Court)

Educational Background:

  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY A.B. , 1973
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY M.B.A, Cum Laude [HIGH HONORS], 1976
Office Location for Eric P. Rothenberg

160 Gould Street
Suite 320
Needham Heights, MA 02494

Phone: 781-239-8900

Fax: 781-658-2203

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Last Updated: 12/21/2018

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