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  • “Clients readily appreciate his rare ability to translate esoteric legal principles into comprehensible terms.” - Chambers USA
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5 

Education

  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 1985
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1979
  • A.B., Brown University, magna cum laude, 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations


American Bar Association (Taxation Section Member)

Taxation Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Vice-Chair

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Thomas G. Collins

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  • T: 617.449.6570
    F: 617.607.9147

Mr. Collins has extensive experience with respect to the tax and finance aspects of tax-exempt financing. His practice includes structuring financings to qualify for tax-exempt status, advising public authorities on a variety of post-bond issuance tax compliance issues and counseling corporate and individual clients on a variety of business tax issues. Mr. Collins has over 30 years experience in all aspects of a Section 103 tax practice, including complex advance refundings involving transferred proceeds, interest rate swaps, including termination of swaps, use of proceeds limits for tax-exempt and bond issues, and private activity limits.

Mr. Collins co-authored the chapter on "Tax-Exempt Bonds" in CCH's Federal Tax Service. He has made presentations at seminars on tax-exempt bond post-issuance compliance, the low-income housing tax-credit, the impact of the unrelated business income tax on the activities of exempt organizations, the requirements for obtaining and maintaining exempt organization status and tax-exempt financing opportunities for 501(c)(3) organizations. Mr. Collins is a member of the American Bar Association, in which he has served as Chair of the Committee on Low-Income Taxpayers, Vice Chair of the Public Construction Financing Committee of the ABA's Section of Public Contract Law, a Member of the Committee on Tax-Exempt Financing of the ABA's Section of Taxation and the Section of Taxation's Liaison to the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Mr. Collins is currently a member of the Taxation Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and serves as the Council’s representative to the Internal Revenue Service’s Practitioner Liaison Program.

Mr. Collins has been recognized as a Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” lawyer for 2013-2018. Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Speaking

09/10/13
M&E tax-exempt bond post-issuance compliance seminar
03/06/06, 3/27/01, 11/21/00
Presentation on Tax-Exempt Bonds as Facility Financing Tool for 501(c)(3) Organizations for Lorman Education Services seminar on Massachusetts non-profit organizations