Finkel Law Group



Mr. Finkel has over 35 years of experience as a tax lawyer, advising clients on the tax aspects of a wide range of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments and tax controversy and litigation.

He has been an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program teaching Partnership Taxation for 25 years; and was an adjunct Professor at the Radzyner Law School (IDC Herzliya, Israel) where he taught U.S. corporate and tax law (2005-2006). He is regularly honored by his peers in Super Lawyers© and Best Lawyers©, and speaks and writes frequently about transactional tax issues. He has been quoted on tax matters in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Finkel was a senior trial attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.


  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A. cum laude


Mr. Finkel is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court (Massachusetts).


  • Adjunct Professor, Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program (1995-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, The Radzyner School of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel (2006-2007)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association (2001-2005 Member Tax Section Council)
  • Member, Boston Bar Association (2004-2006 Co-Chair, Tax Controversy Committee)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Friends of LIBI (2004-2012)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Family Services of North Shore (2004-2007)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Holocaust Center, Boston North, Inc. (2001-2005)
  • Chairman, Professional Advisory Committee Jewish Community Foundation of North Shore (2000-2003)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Boston University School of Law Alumni Association (1987-1995)


  • 2013-2023 Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2020-2022 New York Super Lawyers®
  • 2011-2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers®
  • 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Litigation & Controversy-Tax-Boston Best Lawyers in America®

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Quoted: IRAs Gone Wild: How to Invest in Private Equity, Real Estate, Gold, Forbes
  • Quoted: Companies Move to Reprice Employees’ Stock Options, Wall Street Journal
  • Quoted: Uncertainties of Trump’s Tax Reform, The New York Times
  • Real Estate Tax Abatement Practice and Procedure (MCLE, 2012), Co-author
  • Presenter, Tax Implications of Business Breakups, New England IRS Representation Conference, Fall 2022
  • Presenter, Tax Implications of Business Breakups, New England IRS Representation Conference, Fall 2019
  • Presenter, LLCs vs. S-CORPs: Tax Considerations, Non-Tax Differences & Common Mistakes to Avoid, myLawCLE
  • Presenter, Tax Controversies: Tax Shelters and IRS Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs, Boston University Tax Institute
  • Presenter, Buying or Selling a Business in the New Economy, Federal Tax Institute of New England
  • Presenter, 11th Annual Internal Revenue Service Town Meeting, Bentley University
  • Presenter, University of Massachusetts Annual Tax School for Accountants
  • Presenter, Fundamentals of Business Tax Law, MCLE
  • Presenter, Tax Fraud Matters, Criminal and Civil Practice Pointers, Boston Bar Association
  • Panelist, LLCs Demystified, MCLE
  • Presenter, Tax Controversy at the IRS and in Court, Boston Bar Association
  • Panelist, Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation, Boston Bar Association
  • Presenter, Federal and State Tax Update, MCLE/Massachusetts Bar Association, Annual Meeting
  • Panelist, Advanced Tax Issues of Entity Selection, CLE / CPE Webinar
  • Presenter, Corporate Tax Basics, MCLE/Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Presenter, Tax Issues for Non-Tax Lawyers, MCLE/Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Presenter, Is an LLC Right for Your Client? MCLE/Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Presenter, Limited Liability Companies in Massachusetts, National Business Institute
  • Presenter, Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax Update, National Business Institute
  • Presenter, Business Lawyer’s Guide to Taxation of Business Entities, MCLE