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Richard M. Stone headshot
300 TradeCenter
Suite 7000
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: 781 904 2689

Richard M. Stone

Of Counsel, Tax Department

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Biography

Rick’s practice focuses on State, Federal and International Tax matters, including planning, audits, appeals and litigation. He serves businesses and individuals throughout the country, and works closely with accounting firms and financial firms whose clients need specialized expertise in complex tax issues. His representation includes tax planning and controversy/litigation services, tax analysis and research, advising management on complex tax issues, analyzing proposed legislation and regulations, preparing memoranda with technical advice, and proposing creative solutions.

His deep U.S. and international business experience includes serving as General Counsel of two major multi national U.S. companies, Western Development Corporation (later known as The Mills Corporation), a national real estate developer of large shopping centers, and APCOA, Inc., then the world’s largest developer and owner of parking lots. Rick also serves as a mediator of major business disputes, acting as a fair and impartial intermediary between the parties, focused on efficient and effective results for all parties.

Rick received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.S. in Mathematics (Honors) from Lafayette College.

Areas of Focus

  • Taxation

 

Admissions

Rick is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Ohio, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, U.S Tax Court and U.S. District Court.

Memberships:

  • Chair, Massachusetts Bar Association Taxation Section
  • Chair, State Tax Practice Group of Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association Advisory Panel

Involvement

  • Judge, Harvard Law School's National Negotiation Competition

Articles & Presentations

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At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

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McLane Middleton is made up of more than 90 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.