Douglas S. Stransky is an international taxpartner in the Tax Department of the... more
Douglas S. Stransky is an international taxpartner in the Tax Department of the Boston office of Sullivan Worcester LLP. Mr. Stransky concentrates his practice on international tax planning for multinational clients across a wide range of industries with a particular emphasis on U.S.-based clients investing in foreign jurisdictions. Before joining Sullivan Worcester, Mr. Stransky was the Dire... view profile
More than twenty-five years ago I left the plains of Kansas to earn my law degree in... more
More than twenty-five years ago I left the plains of Kansas to earn my law degree in Washington, D.C. Afterward, I worked as a prosecutor in New York and later became a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. Now, with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law, my practice focuses on taxation in all its civil and criminal aspects. In particular, I represent... view profile
Ms. West concentrates her law practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning,... more
Ms. West concentrates her law practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable gift planning. She represents a broad spectrum of clients, including entrepreneurs, professionals, executives, doctors, philanthropists, professors, artists, authors, couples (married and unmarried), divorcees, parents and grandparent... view profile
Mr. O'Connell is Managing Director of the Firm and is Chairman of the firm's Tax... more
Mr. O'Connell is Managing Director of the Firm and is Chairman of the firm's Tax Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business, real estate, tax and financial planning for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, partnerships and limited liability companies, individuals and corporations, and estate and gift tax planning for individuals.
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.