arrow-double-right arrow-noline-right arrow-lrg-left arrow-lrg-right arrow-med-down arrow-med-left arrow-med-right arrow-med-up arrow-sml-right checkmark close close-sml contact-card event-clock linkedin menu minus outbound-link phone plus print search-lrg search-sml twitter winthrop-mark

Michael J. Fellerman

How we structure a transaction generally hinges on the tax consequences.

My Approach

Many people – other lawyers included – try to avoid tax law at all cost. They think tax is boring (as well as the Tax Attorney), but I see it differently. Tax law allows you to be creative; it is the hub at the center of any transaction, any business decision, and it is what allows so much of business to roll forward. In such a nuanced and complex area of law, it’s exciting to be able to take advantage of that complexity and find creative ways to use the tax law as a tool to solve my clients’ problems and attain their goals in a legal and moral way.  At the end of the day, I am a problem solver.

I know that clients engage lawyers because there is an issue that needs to be solved – whether it’s a problem or an opportunity – and I love helping people work through those questions to find success. I appreciate working closely with my clients not just as a lawyer, but as a counselor, to support your business and help it grow.

Using the law to benefit our communities

As a subset of my tax law practice, I have a specific interest in helping clients in the non-profit world, whether such client is a nonprofit or if they are conducting business with a nonprofit. Nonprofit/tax-exempt entities, and transactions in which they are involved, face additional requirements and can often have more complex tax questions to tackle in order to close a deal. Additionally I appreciate using my abilities to help these organizations that are directly benefitting our communities, whether it be creating much-needed housing, renewal of blighted areas, creating opportunities for investment in underserved neighborhoods, or helping people gain access to medical care.

Practice Areas