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Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
provides legal counsel to businesses, individuals, and families, often spanning multiple generations. The firm’s expertise includes negotiating complex business transactions; providing sophisticated tax, estate planning and business succession strategies; litigating high value business and fiduciary disputes; purchasing, financing and leasing real property; and resolving family law and marital conflicts.  The firm’s lawyers have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with unwavering and compassionate representation in our areas of expertise.

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We are pleased to announce that Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers has once again been ranked as one of the "Best Law Firms in America" by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. We are honored to receive this recognition.

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Alex R. Hess, Esq. Joins Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C.

September 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Alex R. Hess, Esq. has joined Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. as Of Counsel in the firm's Litigation Department. Prior to joining Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, Attorney Hess ran his own firm, the Alex R. Hess Law Group, in Cambridge. Alex's practice focuses on business litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and corporate restructuring, including representing both debtors and creditors and litigating adversary proceedings, commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. The firm looks forward to the even more robust range of services it can offer to clients with the addition of Alex's practice. Alex Hess is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School. He earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Government & Law, summa cum honore, from Lafayette College. Alex has been published and provides insightful commentary on a variety of issues, including creditor's rights, bankruptcy litigation strategy, and First Amendment litigation. Alex enjoys swimming, hiking, and reading.

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Richard P. Breed, IV Cryptocurrency Article Published in Boston Bar Journal

August 24, 2020

An article written by Richard P. Breed, IV covering the treatment of virtual currency transactions by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been published in the Summer 2020 edition of the Boston Bar Journal, the peer reviewed publication of the Boston Bar Association. The article, entitled "IRS Focus on Tax Reporting of Virtual Currency Transactions," covers the tax guidance recently updated by the IRS for reporting transactions using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Such transactions will be treated as "sales or exchanges of property that trigger gain or loss for income tax purposes." Breed also writes that, "It is abundantly clear… that the IRS is focused on increasing compliance in reporting taxable transactions involving virtual currency, and that taxpayers need to be aware of this. You can read the full article on the Boston Bar Association website at:

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Eight Attorneys at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. Named to 2021 "Best Lawyers" List

August 20, 2020

Eight attorneys from the law firm of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. have been named to the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers® list, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession. In addition, two attorneys from the firm have been named to the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list, recognizing attorneys who are earlier in the careers for outstanding professional excellence. Those attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers, along with the year in which they were first named to the list, are: • Richard P. Breed, III for Trusts & Estates • Albert A. DeNapoli for Litigation-Trusts & Estates • Mark S. Furman for Litigation-Trusts & Estates and for Commercial Litigation • Jeffrey P. Hart for Tax Law • William R. Rodgers for Closely-Held Companies and Family Business Law • Patricia Saint James for Family Law Mediation • Melissa E. Sydney for Trusts & Estates • Edward D. Tarlow for Trusts & Estates The Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. attorneys named to the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list are: • Richard P. Breed, IV for Tax Law • David Mahoney for Family Law Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

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