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Julie Hogan Rodgers

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Rodgers, Julie Hogan

Julie Hogan Rodgers has extensive experience in the practice of tax law, focusing on taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, bankruptcies and restructurings, and lending and financing transactions. She advises on tax-related matters for a myriad of industries, including technology, life sciences, financial services, energy, clean technology and manufacturing, among others.

Ms. Rodgers is also a member of the firm's State and Local Tax Group, and she has extensive experience in state income taxation and state sales and use taxes. In addition, Ms. Rodgers' practice includes representing clients in federal and state tax controversies in which she has successfully resolved complex tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.

Learn more about Ms. Rodgers' practice and how she can support your startup at WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

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July 24, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Emergent BioSolutions in $96M Acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline Anthrax Drug

Emergent BioSolutions announced it would acquire a drug for treating inhaled anthrax from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in an all-cash deal worth up to $96 million.

July 11, 2017

Massachusetts Revokes Directive Requiring Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

On June 28, 2017, the Massachusetts Superior Court issued a declaratory judgment ruling that Directive 17-1 was invalid because the DOR had not followed the notice and comment procedures applicable to agency regulations under the Massachusetts Administrative Procedure Act, M.G.L. c. 30A.

June 29, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Progress in Acquiring Kinvey, the Leader in Backend as a Service (BaaS) Technology

Progress announced it has acquired Kinvey, a privately held company based in Boston and leader in Backend as a Service technology. This acquisition is a key part of the Progress strategy to provide the best platform to build and deliver modern cognitive-first applications.

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

June 7, 2017

Massachusetts Requires Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax Beginning July 1, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) recently issued guidance under which it will require the collection of Massachusetts sales and use taxes by remote sellers that meet certain sales thresholds in Massachusetts.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 5, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Tangoe in Acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners

WilmerHale client Tangoe, Inc., a global leader in telecom expense management solutions, and Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, entered into a definitive agreement for Marlin to acquire all outstanding shares of Tangoe not already owned by Marlin for $6.50 per share in cash.

April 28, 2017

2017 Venture Capital Report

The 2017 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth US venture capital market review and outlook, including industry and regional breakdowns, as well as a look at the following issues: steps startups should take now if they plan to secure a Series A round in 2017; common structures for management carve-out plans; best practices for private companies setting option exercise prices; the benefits of investing in qualified small business stock; and trends in venture capital financing terms, convertible debt terms and VC-backed company M&A deal terms.

April 26, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Medtronic in Senior Notes Offering

On March 28, 2017, Medtronic plc's wholly owned subsidiaries, Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A., issued an aggregate principal amount of $2 billion of senior notes in concurrent SEC-registered underwritten public offerings.

April 24, 2017

Eaton Vance Corp. Completes Senior Notes Offering

Eaton Vance Corp. closed a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.500% notes due April 6, 2027. The public offering was made pursuant to an effective registration statement on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Recent Highlights

  • Tax counsel to Analog Devices, Progress Software, MKS Instruments, and WEX in several private company acquisitions
  • Tax counsel to various companies, including Medtronic, Danaher Corporation, State Street Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bottomline Technologies, in debt and equity offerings and the establishment of credit facilities
  • Tax counsel to Staples in its pending $6.9 billion sale to Sycamore Partners
  • Tax counsel to Cynosure in its $1.7 billion sale to Hologic, to Demandware in its $2.8 billion sale to Salesforce, and to American Sciences & Engineering in its $269 million sale to OSI Systems
  • Tax counsel to Emergent BioSolutions in its spin-off of Aptevo Therapeutics
  • Tax counsel to Dean Foods Company in its spin-offs of The WhiteWave Foods Company and TreeHouse Foods
  • Tax counsel to individuals and companies in Massachusetts tax controversies, including issues from domicile to transfer pricing

Professional Activities

Ms. Rodgers is a member of the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Tax Forum. She is current co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Tax Section and former chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Tax Committee.

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Education

JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2000

BChE, summa cum laude, Villanova University, 1997, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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