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Daniel L. Gottfried is a tax partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP. 

Dan's practice encompasses structuring, negotiating, and documenting business deals and investment transactions throughout the United States and around the world, including federal, state, and international tax planning, including corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, partnerships and S corporations. Dan has particular experience with international tax planning and compliance, including extensive experience as counsel to taxpayers with respect to the recent IRS offshore initiative. Dan also has experience assisting clients with tax issues relating to intellectual property assets. Dan also assists clients in tax audits and appeals. 

In addition to tax work, Dan represents a variety of business entities, particularly entrepreneurial businesses private investment funds, and family office investors, in general corporate matters, investment and financing transactions, private securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Dan helped to establish VentureGeeks – Israel's first privately funded start-up accelerator. 

Dan is an adjunct professor at The University of Connecticut School of Law. He serves in leadership on international tax, M&A, and joint venture committees for the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. He has written many articles and spoken before many professional organizations.  Among others, Dan has been featured on National Public Radio, Standard Federal Tax Reports, Hartford Business Journal, and Tax Notes International.



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  1. Tax: 75%
  2. Business: 25%

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  • Jonathan M Berman

    Daniel is a tremendous asset to the legal community. His high ethical standards, keen attention to detail, and his talent for translating complex legal matters, for which the tax code is so famous, into easily understandable concepts makes Daniel one of the preeminant attorneys in his field.


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Hinckley, Allen & Synder LLP

20 Church Street
Hartford, CT, 06103


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
New Leaders of the LawConnecticut Law Tribune2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising Stars - Tax LawSuper Lawyers2011
Rising Star - Tax LawSuper Lawyers2010
Rising Star - Tax LawSuper Lawyers2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Strafford PublicationsTax Law Advisory Board2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationInternational Tax Committee, Section of Int'l Law2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationInternational M&A Joint Venture Committee, Section of Int'l Law2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Tax SectionMember, Executive Committee2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneCopyrights, Computer Software and the Tax Code2009
Connecticut Turnaround Management AssociationTax-Free Reorganization Rules Clarified in Treating Creditors of Insolvent Corporations as Holders of Proprietary Interests2009
Connecticut Turnaround Management AssociationThe Five Tax Issues Every Turnaround Professional Should Know2008
Metropolitan Corporate CounselTaxing Sales of Copyrights and Computer Software: Is Capital Gain Treatment Available?2008
Connecticut Tax Practice InsightsDetermining Income Under the Corporation Business Tax2007
Connecticut Tax Practice InsightsAttributing Partnership Source Income to Corporate Partners2007
Connecticut Tax Practice InsightsCreating Efficiencies with Direct Pay Permits2007
Connecticut Tax Practice InsightsThe Implicit Exemption from the Connecticut Sales and Use Tax for Casual or Isolated Sales2007
Journal of Practical Estate PlanningThe 'Debenture Solution' to Business Succession Planning Problems2005
U.C. Davis Business Law JournalAntitakeover Provisions in IPO Firms: Irrational Exuberance or Rational Indifference?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Controlled Foreign CorporationsSubpart F Rules... Tax Planning for Multinational Companies2010
CSCPA Tax 360 ConferenceU.S. Taxation of Business Abroad2009
Connecticut Business Tax ConferenceNexus Update: When is Your Business Subject to Tax in Another State?2009
Adjunct tax professorTaxation of Intellectual Property2009
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law AssociationTax Planning for the Transfer of Intellectual Property2008