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Scott J. Wittlin

Scott J. Wittlin

Practice areas:

Business, Tax, Estate Planning, Real Estate

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About Me

Scott Wittlin advises businesses on a wide range of issues that they may face. He provides his client’s with practical advice through the lifecycle of the business. Scott often assists his client’s with entity formation, joint venture agreements, the buying and selling of businesses and business assets and with raising capital. He also advises his business clients on a variety of tax issues.

Scott works with non-profit entities; both public charities and private foundations, helping them to apply for and maintain their exempt status as well as guiding them with their corporate governance concerns.

In addition, Scott helps individuals with estate plans that take advantage of tax benefits and maintain flexibility for the donors and beneficiaries. He also assists clients with the probate and administration of estates.

Scott also represents real estate developers in connection with the purchase and development of office, retail and residential properties. He handles the acquisition, title, zoning and condominium conversion of such properties. Scott represents national banks, mortgage companies and investors in real estate transactions.

Scott brings a breadth of experience to his practice. He began his career as a CPA and focuses on not only the legal needs of his clients but on their business needs. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Babson College and Suffolk's Sawyer School of Management teaching business law.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Business: 30%
    14 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    14 years
  3. Tax: 25%
    14 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Jonathan Barletta

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    Jonathan Barletta
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  • Edwin Drantivy

    Excellent attorney. Wealth of knowledge.

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    Edwin Drantivy Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

84 State Street
Suite 820
Boston, MA, 02109

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200104/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Community Service AwardAllston Brighton CDC2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselSassoon & Cymrot LLP2003 - Present
AttorneyRobinson, David & Rosenbloom2001 - 2003
AttorneyPricewaterhousecoopers2000 - 2001
CPAGT Reilly1996 - 1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Newton Needham Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 2014
Boston Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - 2012
Boston Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember1996 - 2015

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
IRS Offer in CompromiseWe were able to achieve an agreement for each Taxpayer with the IRS for around $65,000 each. We were able to compromise their debt of $350,000 for about $130,000.
Business PurchaseI was able to negotiate a favorable purchase price for the restaurant assets and renewal of the lease.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
New England Real Estate JournalCan Entity Owners Pursue 1031 Exchanges apart from their co-owners?2008
New England Real Estate JournalWhat Owners of Rental Units Should Know about Condo-Conversion and 1031 Exchanges2004
Banker and Tradesman1031 Expense Deduction Pitfalls Litter Exchange Deal Landscape2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2002
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Massachusetts, AmherstAccounting/Political ScienceBachelor of Business Administration/Bachelors of Art1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Tax RoundtableOffers in Compromise2012
Allston Brighton CDCHome Ownership2012
UMASS Alumni AssociationBusiness Formation and Taxes2009
128 Practioners ForumDivorce Tax2009
128 Practioners ForumBankruptcy and Offers in Compromise2008