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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, lending and financing transactions, and state taxation. She advises on all sorts of taxable matters for a variety of industries, including financial services, energy, clean technology and manufacturing, among others. In addition, Ms. Rodgers has successfully handled complex tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.

Practice

Ms. Rodgers' corporate tax practice focuses on taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, bankruptcies and restructurings, and lending and financing transactions. She is a member of the firm's State and Local Tax Group and has extensive experience in state income taxation and state sales and use taxes. As a member of the firm's Energy and Cleantech Group, she provides clients with advice on structuring their projects in a tax-efficient manner and assistance with federal and state tax incentives and credits, including the Section 1603 grant program and production and investment tax credits. Ms. Rodgers' practice also includes representing clients in federal and state tax controversies.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as "Up and Coming" in the Massachusetts tax market in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of tax law
  • 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

Publications & News

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May 3, 2016

WilmerHale Represents MKS Instruments in Acquiring Newport Corporation and Securing $980 Million Acquisition Financing

WilmerHale represented its long-time client MKS Instruments, Inc., a global technology provider, in closing its acquisition of Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonics solutions, for approximately $905 million.

March 29, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Micro Focus in $540M Acquisition of Serena Software

On March 22, 2016, Micro Focus announced its intent to acquire Serena Software, Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management software, in a transaction valued at $540 million.

March 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

February 23, 2016

WilmerHale Advises MKS Instruments on $980 Million Acquisition of Newport Corporation

WilmerHale is advising its long-time client MKS Instruments, Inc. on its acquisition of Newport Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $980 million.

February 12, 2016

ASICS Acquires FitnessKeeper, Operator of Boston-Based Runkeeper App

ASICS Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire FitnessKeeper, Inc., the operator of fitness tracking app “Runkeeper”—an application that can track and record fitness activities such as running, walking and cycling through GPS on smartphone devices.

January 8, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Gilt in $250M Acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company

On January 7, 2016, Hudson's Bay Company (TSX: HBC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc. for $250 million in cash, subject to customary requirements.

December 17, 2015

Barclays Completes Sale of its US Wealth & Investment Management Business to Stifel Financial

On December 4, 2015, Barclays PLC completed the sale of its US Wealth & Investment Management Business to Stifel Financial Corp. WilmerHale represented Barclays through this transaction, which was announced on June 8, 2015.

October 20, 2015

WEX Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC

WEX Inc. announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS) for a total consideration of approximately $1.1 billion in cash and 4.0 million shares of common stock to be issued to investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, EFS’ current owner.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

February 5, 2015

Thermo Fisher Scientific Strengthens Bioproduction Offering by Acquiring Advanced Scientifics, Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced it has acquired Advanced Scientifics, Inc. (ASI).

Recent Highlights

  • Tax counsel to SS&C Technologies, BAE Systems, and Danaher Corporation in several private company acquisitions
  • Tax counsel to various companies, including State Street Corporation, Staples and Bottomline Technologies in debt and equity offerings and the establishment of credit facilities
  • Tax counsel to Dean Foods Company in its spin-off of TreeHouse Foods and spin-off of The WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Tax counsel to the debtors in the Constar International, Arch Wireless, Mattress Discounters, and KB Toys Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Tax counsel to developer in connection with a tax-advantaged, sale-leaseback financing facility to be provided by Key Equipment Finance in the amount of up to $75 million to finance solar photovoltaic projects
  • Tax counsel to developer forming a joint venture with an established energy company to develop solar power plants
  • Tax counsel to individuals and companies in Massachusetts tax controversies, including issues from domicile to transfer pricing

Professional Activities

Ms. Rodgers has been a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, on tax issues related to bankruptcies and workouts. She 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 Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee and current 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