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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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Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers Ranked Among Nation's Best Law Firms

November 5, 2020

Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. as one of the country's "Best Law Firms" for Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law. The firm was also ranked among the top Boston law firms in five different practice areas on the 2021 Best Law Firms list: • Tax Law • Trusts & Estates Law • Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law • Litigation – Trusts & Estates • Family Law Mediation "We are very pleased to be recognized by our peers and clients for our work in these important areas of the law," said Jeff Hart, a founding partner at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers. "To be honored as a Best Law Firm year after year is especially gratifying, as it speaks to the consistency and reliability of our attorneys and staff." This is the first time that Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers has been recognized as a Best Law Firm in the area of Family Law Mediation. "It is rewarding to be named a Best Law Firm for the essential and valuable work we do in Family Law," said Patricia Saint James, a partner who heads the firm's Family Law department. "We have been growing and expanding this practice area over the past several years, and have a terrific team of talented and dedicated family law attorneys." Firms included on the 2021 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field.

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Ten Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers

October 20, 2020

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. has announced that 10 of the firm's attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers including two recognized as Massachusetts Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters as published in the November issue of Boston magazine. Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. attorneys named to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list are: Edward D. Tarlow – Estate Planning & Probate Law, Closely Held Businesses, Business & Corporate Law; Richard P. Breed, III – Tax, Estate Planning & Probate Law, and Closely Held Businesses; Jeffrey P. Hart – Closely Held Businesses, Tax; William B. Rodgers – Business & Corporate Law, Merger & Acquisition Law; Mark S. Furman – Business Litigation, General Litigation; Albert A. DeNapoli – Business Litigation, Family Law, State, Local & Municipal Law; Emily C. Shanahan – Business Litigation; Melissa E. Sydney – Estate Planning & Probate Law; Richard P. Breed IV – "Rising Star" for Tax Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Corporate Law; Taz Islam – "Rising Star" for Civil Litigation Super Lawyers attorney rankings are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of each state's attorneys in the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent in the Rising Stars list. The Super Lawyers list is created methodically and objectively by combining research with peer nomination and review.

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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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