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Richard Jones

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Richard L. Jones is a partner in the Tax Department of our Boston office. He concentrates on state tax litigation and transactional planning involving corporate, franchise, personal income, and sales/use tax matters. He has broad experience before the Appellate Tax Board, the Supreme Judicial Court, various state Departments of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service on a range of issues, including corporate nexus, domicile, apportionment, step transaction, and unitary reporting. Rich formerly taught State and Local Taxation at Northeastern University, Graduate School of Professional Accounting and frequently writes and speaks at seminars on state tax topics. He recently served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Tax Section and its State Tax Committee.


Massachusetts, 1995
New York, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Tax Controversy Leaders' Guide, International Tax Review (2013-2014, 2016, 2017)
Pro Bono Attorney Award, Boston University School of Law's Public Interest Project (2013)
Best Lawyers in America(2013-2018)
Chambers USA, Ranked in Tax (Massachusetts) (2010-2015)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers(2012, 2014-2017)
"Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-2009)


Lecturer, State and Local Taxation, Northeastern University's Graduate School of Professional Accounting
Co-chair, Tax Section, Boston Bar Association
Past Co-chair,State and Local Tax Committee, Boston Bar Association 
Past Co-chair, Tax Controversies Committee, Boston Bar Association
American Bar Association


LL.M., Taxation, Boston University School of Law, 2005
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1995, Edward F. Hennessey Scholar
B.A., cum laude, Clark University, 1992

United States: Tax

US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

Sullivan & Worcester LLP represents companies and individuals in state and local tax matters against the IRS, with a particular focus on Massachusetts. The practice handles tax controversies at all stages, including ruling requests, audits, administrative appeals, and trial and appellate litigation. Daniel Ryan and practice lead David Nagle represented Delta Dental, a large dental insurance business with 74 million customers, in litigation seeking a multimillion-dollar refund of insurance premium excise tax from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Other key names include counsels Joseph Donovan and Judith Edington, Richard Jones and associate Caroline Kupiec, who joined in November 2018 from KPMG. All lawyers named are located in Boston.

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