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.

Episode #799: Corporate! Income! Tax!

Planet Money by NPR | October 11, 2017

Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this podcast about the proposed changes to the corporate income tax.

IRS publishes regulations to apply the new post-2017 audit rules

Novogradac & Company | July 10, 2017

Boston tax credit finance and syndication partner Forrest Milder authored this column about the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed audits regulations.

Trumps changes to the tax codes may encourage dynastic wealth

The New York Times | November 12, 2016

This article discusses President-elect Trump’s tax code proposals and how he plans to repeal the estate tax. Boston Private Clients partner Sarah Connolly is quoted discussing how changes to the estate tax likely won’t impact Trump’s supporter base.

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