Tax Policy

We use our insider’s knowledge and technical skill to develop comprehensive strategies to help our clients achieve their unique tax policy objectives.

Our approach

From banking and housing to energy, Nixon Peabody’s federal tax policy attorneys provide the full range of tax policy services—including strategy development and representation before the U.S. Congress and the executive branch.

We have worked with the executive and legislative branches of government—from the inside and outside, giving our clients a distinct advantage.

Many of us have served on the House Ways and Means Committee in elective office and in key positions in the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, including former staff from the Joint Committee on Taxation.

Our team members have assisted in drafting Treasury regulations and IRS rulings, including many of the regulations relating to tax-exempt bonds. We have participated in the development and implementation of every significant piece of federal tax legislation in recent years.

Who we work with

  • Companies
  • Financial institutions
  • State and local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Trade associations


  • Recommended as one of the “leading tax firms in the world” in the 6th edition of Tax Directors Handbook 2012, compiled by the publishers of The Legal 500 and Legal Business Magazine.

INSIGHT: Highlights of the final Opportunity Zone regulations

Bloomberg Tax | January 06, 2020

Boston Community Development Finance partner Forrest Milder wrote this contributed article analyzing the recently finalized IRS regulations governing opportunity zones.

ATB clarifies tax method for ‘entry fee communities’

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 22, 2019

Boston Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Jeff Sacks wrote this contributed article analyzing a ruling by the Appellate Tax Board on the proper method of determining real estate taxes for senior living facilities that use an entry fee model. Boston law clerk Thomas Jackson contributed to the article.

Issues to Watch: 18 of the biggest policies and problems legislatures will confront in 2019

Governing | January 01, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this article discussing how taxpayers across the country are likely to pay higher bills this April due to the new $10,000 cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes.

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