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Douglas S Stransky

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Tax/International Tax


Douglas S. Stransky is a partner in the Tax Department of our Boston office and the leader of the International Tax Practice Group. Mr. Stransky concentrates his practice on international tax planning for clients in a wide range of industries with a particular emphasis on U.S.-based clients investing in foreign jurisdictions. Mr. Stransky is a former co-chair of the International Tax Committee of the Boston Bar Association, a member of the Board of Advisors for Practical U.S./International Tax Strategies, an author on numerous topics related to U.S. international tax, and a member of the adjunct faculty at the Boston University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Stransky is a frequent speaker at various conferences and webinars on international tax topics for BNAFinancial Executives InternationalBoston Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association, including Introductory and Intermediate U.S. International Tax for Non-International Tax Professionals, Establishing International Operations, and U.S. International Tax Reporting and Compliance. Before joining Sullivan & Worcester, Mr. Stransky was the Director of International Tax Services and a member of the National Outbound Team at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Previously, he held various management positions in the hospitality industry.


U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Tax Court
Chambers USA, Ranked in Tax (Massachusetts) (2017-2018)
Legal 500 U.S. (2014-2017)
Best Lawyers in America (2011-2018)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2013, 2016)
Tax Controversy Leaders' Guide, International Tax Review (2011-2014, 2016)
"Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2009-2012)




Lecturer in Law, Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program
Co-Chair, International Tax Committee, Boston Bar Association, 2009-2011
Tax Section Steering Committee, Boston Bar Association
Advisory Board, Practical U.S./International Tax Strategies
International Fiscal Association
Taxation and International Law Sections, American Bar Association
Pro Bono Panel, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
Advisory Board, Let's Get Ready


LL.M., Taxation, University of Miami School of Law
J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Harvard University

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Sullivan & Worcester LLP is well versed in tax-efficient cross-border M&A and reorganizations, foreign tax credit utilization, migration of intellectual property to tax-favored jurisdictions, capital structures and repatriation strategies, and transfer pricing, among other things. Douglas Stransky and his team assisted Spain-based publicly traded bank Alantra with its merger with CW Downer, an investment bank based in Boston with offices in Germany and France. Ameek Ashok Ponda has been advising Equinix, a public company operating data centers globally, on its REIT compliance from a tax and structuring perspective. Attorneys mentioned are based in Boston.

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