Biography

Jen's role, as a tax attorney, is never boring. She is a problem solver whose attention to minute detail helps her develop innovative solutions for her clients. Her role changes on a daily basis depending on the needs of her clients, so she is always prepared to think through both sides of an issue.

Jen provides advice and counsel to individuals, corporations, partnerships, nonprofits, and other entities on domestic and international tax issues throughout the various stages of their business development. These services range from choice of entity and entity conversion decisions to tax planning for ongoing businesses, including acquisitions, mergers, and dispositions. She also advises clients on joint venture matters.

Jen has represented numerous clients in their federal and state tax examinations. She has represented clients before the Administrative Appeals Division of the IRS and state taxing authorities. Her representation of clients in federal and state tax controversies includes substantive and procedural issues, such as statute of limitations for assessments and refunds, interest abatements, penalty abatements, offers and compromises, installment payment plans, worker classification, employment taxes, unrelated business income, 501(c)(3) bond exemption, taxability for nonresident aliens, and research and development credits. Jen has also represented clients before the federal and state taxing authorities on matters that involve requests to make voluntary disclosures of individuals' ownership in foreign accounts. She has also prepared and received IRS private letter rulings on behalf of her clients.

Although Jen greatly misses seeing her favorite five-time MVP quarterback, Peyton Manning, on the field, she still avidly watches professional football games. Jen is also a huge Boston Red Sox fan and can be seen wearing her favorite camouflage Red Sox hat outside the office.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (LL.M.)
  • Boston College Law School  (J.D.)
  • Brandeis University  (B.A., summa cum laude)
    • Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Massachusetts

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Do I Owe Sales Tax to Maine?

Do you know if your business must register as a retailer with the Maine Revenue Services requiring you to collect and remit Maine sales taxes and file Maine sales tax returns? Failure to comply...

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Developing Opportunities: The Ins and Outs of New Opportunity Zones and their Tax Benefits

8,700 areas were certified by the Treasury to participate in the Qualified Opportunity Zone program adopted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Businesses, investors, construction companies, and developers alike might be...

Blog

Times Are Changing: Verrill Dana Hosts Full-Day Conference, 2019 Annual Employment Law Update

After a year full of changes for employers paired with a new governor in Maine, Verrill Dana will reflect on recent legal developments in labor and employment law and what the new year might...

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Opportunity Fund Investors Prepare to Zone-In

Treasury Provides Additional Clarity on Opportunity Zones by Issuing Second Round of Proposed Regulations On April 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued its second set of proposed regulations (the "New Regs"...

Blog

Join Us at The 2019 New England Craft Brew Summit

Join us this Friday, March 1, at the 2019 New England Craft Brew Summit at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine. The premier regional, craft beer industry business-to-business conference will be...

Blog

The TTB is Watching – Beverage Community Asked to Self-Report Violations

Blog

Government Shutdown Impacts Breweries

Planning to brew something that needs a formula approval or a COLA approval? Have a new facility in the works? If so, you might want to reconfigure your schedule because the government shutdown has...

Blog

Changing Policies and Practices? Don’t Just Question if it’s Legal, Question the PR Consequences

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Stays at Airbnbs and Short Term Rentals attract Massachusetts Excise Tax

Airbnbs and other short term rental properties in Massachusetts are no longer shielded from state and local room occupancy excise taxes. At the end of 2018, Massachusetts enacted legislation that taxes short term rentals...