Sullivan & Worcester LLP Announces Two New Partners

S&W Press Release
January 14, 2010

Boston, MA – January 14, 2010 – Sullivan & Worcester LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of two attorneys to the partnership, Richard L. Jones and Nicole Laccetti Rives, bolstering the firm’s tax and corporate practices.

"Our new partners have consistently delivered exceptional results for their clients and made significant contributions to the firm,” said Co-Managing Partner, Joel Carpenter. “It is a privilege to welcome them to Sullivan & Worcester’s partnership and we look forward to their continued leadership and success.”

The following is brief biographical information about each of our new partners:

Richard L. Jones, Tax, Boston

Mr. Jones’ practice focuses on state tax litigation and transactional planning involving corporate, franchise, personal income and sales/use tax matters. He represents taxpayers in disputes 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, apportionment, manufacturing classification, step transaction, unitary reporting and domicile. He frequently writes and speaks at seminars and conferences on state tax topics.

Mr. Jones is representing Onex Communications before the Supreme Judicial Court in an ongoing tax dispute with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Mr. Jones also has been acting as lead tax counsel on a pro bono basis to Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) in its filing of the first concerted, multi-plaintiff legal challenge to Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Nicole Laccetti Rives, Corporate, Boston

Ms. Rives’ practice consists primarily of representing institutional investors in secured and unsecured financings and equity transactions, with a primary focus in middle market mezzanine debt and private equity investments. She also works with equity investors in alternative asset classes, including timber, agricultural land and other natural resources and has broad experience in advising public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, shareholder issues and other corporate matters. Ms. Rives is currently a trustee of the American College of Investment Counsel. 


About Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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