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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


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



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

84 State Street
Suite 820
Boston, MA, 02109

Sassoon & Cymrot LLP

160 Gould Street
Needham, MA, 02494



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
Association namePosition nameDuration
Newton Needham Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - 2012
Tax RoundtableChairman2003 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember1999 - Present
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.
Salon PurchaseClient completed purchase
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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
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
WATCHHome Ownership2015
Tax RoundtableCPA Ethics2015
ColliersForeign Investors Tax Issues2015
Tax RoundtableTrust Taxation2014
Tax RoundtableEstate Planning2014
WATCHHome Ownership2013
Tax RoundtableCPA Ethics2013
Allston Brighton CDCHome Ownership2013
Tax RoundtableCPA Ethics2012
Tax RoundtableOffers in Compromise2012
Allston Brighton CDCHome Ownership2012
UMASS Alumni AssociationBusiness Formation and Taxes2009
128 Practioners ForumDivorce Tax2009
Lowell Small Business AssociationBusiness Formation and Taxes2008
128 Practioners ForumBankruptcy and Offers in Compromise2008