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Julie Hogan Rodgers

Partner

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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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.

August 3, 2017

Firm's Representation of Hilton is Honored as Global Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer

For the past five years, The American Lawyer has hosted the Global Legal Awards to honor matters that demonstrate the industry's ability to navigate complex international legal issues.

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.

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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