Julie Hogan Rodgers


  • Vice Chair, Tax Practice

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.

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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 a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Tax Section and former chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Tax Committee.


  • Tax counsel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) in its acquisition by Veritas Capital
  • Tax counsel to Eaton Vance Corp. in its acquisition by Morgan Stanley
  • 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


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013–2024 editions of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law.
  • Recognized in the 2014–2023 editions of Chambers USA Guide for her Massachusetts tax practice.
  • Named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers list in the area of tax law (2021-2022).
  • Recommended in the 2017–2019 editions of the The Legal 500 United States for her Tax: US taxes non-contentious practice.
  • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers' Rising Star" in the area of tax law in the May 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011 issues of Boston Magazine.

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2000

      cum laude
    • BChE, Villanova University, 1997

      summa cum laude Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts