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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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January 12, 2018

Tax Act: Key Issues for Corporate Taxpayers, Including Changes in Rules Related to Net Operating Losses and Interest Deductions

In an effort to be competitive with other nations, the Tax Act provides comprehensive reform of the taxation of corporations.

January 12, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Summary

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed sweeping tax reform legislation (H.R. 1) into law.

January 11, 2018

WilmerHale Represents US Currency Paper Manufacturer Crane & Co., Inc. in $800 Million Sale

On December 5, 2017, Crane & Co., Inc., the manufacturer of currency paper for the US government since 1802, signed an agreement to be acquired by Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products (and unrelated to the target company), for $800 million on a cash free and debt free basis.

December 22, 2017

WilmerHale Advises Centurion in Acquisition by Medline

On December 7, 2017, Medline completed its acquisition of Centurion Medical Products, a Michigan-based medical supplies manufacturer. The company will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Medline.

December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Regal Entertainment Group in Signing of Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC

Regal Entertainment Group announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Cineworld Group PLC for Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator.

November 30, 2017

WilmerHale Represents AM General in Commercial Plant Acquisition by SF Motors

WilmerHale client AM General has sold its commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana to SF Motors, an electric vehicle clean mobility company.

September 28, 2017

WilmerHale Represents CIRCOR in $855M Acquisition of Colfax’s Fluid Handling Business from Colfax Corp.

CIRCOR International, Inc.—a leading provider of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, aerospace, power, process and general industrial—announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Colfax Fluid Handling (CFH) from Colfax Corporation for approximately $855 million including cash, newly issued CIRCOR shares, and the assumption of pension plan liabilities linked to the CFH business.

August 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 24th edition.

August 14, 2017

Massachusetts Issues Proposed Regulations Requiring Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

We previously reported to you that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) had revoked Directive 17-1 requiring the collection of Massachusetts sales and use taxes by Internet vendors that meet certain sales thresholds in Massachusetts. The DOR has now issued proposed regulations substantially similar to Directive 17-1.

August 4, 2017

SunTx Capital Partners Portfolio Company Completes Refinancing for New Capital Structure

WilmerHale represented an ad hoc group of bondholders in a comprehensive $600 million restructuring of Interface Security Systems, a provider of network, physical security and business intelligence services over a cloud-based network.

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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