Maxwell D. Solet: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Maxwell D. Solet

Phone617.348.1739

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Public Finance
  • Bond Counsel
  • Bondholder & Trustee Representation / Distressed Debt
  • Economic Development
  • Education Financings
  • Health Care Financings
  • Nonprofits
  • Swaps & Derivatives
  • Tax-Exempt Bond Controversy Resolution
  • Underwriters' Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1739
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/maxwell-d-solet
 
University Harvard University, B.A.
 
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D.
 
Admitted1974, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Past chair, Boston Bar Association Tax Section
•Past chair, Boston Bar Association State Tax Committee
•Past chair, Boston Bar Association Subcommittee on Multistate Taxation
•Chair, National Association of Bond Lawyers Teleconferences on Post-Issuance Tax Compliance (2008, 2009)
•Past member, Steering Committee for Bond Attorneys' Workshop, National Association of Bond Lawyers
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association,
•Member, Boston Bar Association
•Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

 
LanguagesFrench
 
Biography

Mike has tax responsibility in connection with the firm's role as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and purchaser's counsel on numerous state and local bond issues. The firm has served as bond counsel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the New York Liberty Development Corporation, and the Vermont Bond Bank, as well as in many school and hospital financings and industrial revenue bond financings.

He has also represented a large number of multistate companies in connection with Massachusetts tax problems, primarily involving the corporation excise (income) tax and sales and use taxes. This representation has included all levels of the administrative process, as well as litigation before the Appellate Tax Board, the Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the US Supreme Court.

Mike served as one of three tax-exempt bond representatives on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities, and chaired that committee from 2007 to 2008. He has been a speaker at seminars and meetings sponsored by the National Association of State Treasurers, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, the Practising Law Institute, the New York University State and Local Tax Institute, the Federal Tax Institute of New England, the Tax Executives Institute, the Committee on State Taxation, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority, and the Boston Bar Association.

He has published articles in the Boston Bar Journal and The Tax Executive.

Newsroom
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , (10.17.2014)
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition , (08.18.2014)
• Mintz Levin Attorneys Meghan B. Burke and Maxwell D. Solet to Speak at Tax & Securities Law Institute Presented by National Association of Bond Lawyers , (03.26.2014)
• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , (10.21.2013)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Maxwell D. Solet Named Best Lawyers' Boston Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” , (08.15.2013)
• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition , (08.15.2013)
• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , (10.22.2012)
• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition , (08.24.2012)
•Quoted in Group Set to Offer Report on IRS' Changes to Issuer, Nonprofit Forms, The Bond Buyer (05.22.2012)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , (10.21.2011)
• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition , (09.06.2011)
• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , (10.19.2010)
• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition , (08.11.2010)
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , (10.27.2009)
• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition , (07.31.2009)
• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition , (01.21.2009)
• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , (10.29.2008)
• Mintz Levin Represents Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority in $400 Million Bond Offering , (09.26.2008)
• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , (10.25.2007)
• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Edition , (09.05.2007)
• Mintz Levin's Public Finance Section Expands Scope with Tax-Exempt Bond Controversy Resolution Practice , (09.04.2007)
• Maxwell D. Solet Named Chair of IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities , (05.29.2007)

Awards & Recognitions
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bonds/Government Finance (2004 - 2014)
Best Lawyers in America: Boston Public Finance Lawyer of the Year (2014)
Best Lawyers in America: Public Finance Law, Tax Law (2006 - 2015)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Phi Beta Kappa

Publications
•Author, IRS Provides Increased Flexibility on Management Contracts for Tax-Exempt Bond-Financed Property , Public Finance Advisory (11.07.2014)
•Co-author, IRS Announces Closing Agreement Program for Tax-Exempt Student Loan Bonds Subject to Taxability Determination Due to Loan-Swapping , Public Finance Advisory (03.21.2012)
•Co-author, Amended IRS Regulation Facilitates Tax-Exempt Bond Restructurings , Public Finance Advisory (05.13.2011)

Speaking Engagements
• Faculty, Private Activity Bond Tests, Tax & Securities Law Institute , National Association of Bond Lawyers, Boston, MA (03.27.2014)
• Speaker, Understanding Private Business Use (PBU) Relating to Tax-Exempt Bonds, Higher Education Taxation Institute , Higher Education Taxation Institute, Austin, TX (03.04.2014)
• Panelist, What a Section 103 Lawyer Should Know About the SEC, Section of Taxation 2013 May Meeting , Tax Exempt Financing Committee of the American Bar Association, Washington, DC (05.10.2013)
• Speaker, Tax-Exempt Finance, Higher Education Taxation Institute , University of Texas, Austin, TX (03.25.2013)
• Panelist, Distressed Entities: Workouts, Long-Term Working Capital and Remedial Actions, 11th Annual Tax & Securities Law Institute , National Association of Bond Lawyers, San Francisco, CA (03.14.2013)
• Moderator, Post-Issuance Compliance: Schedule K and Beyond , Mintz Levin and KPMG, LLP, Webinar (09.22.2011)
• Moderator, Lessons Learned from the Preparation of the 2009 Schedule K , Mintz Levin and KPMG, Webinar (06.28.2011)
• Speaker, Post-Issuance Tax Compliance, NABL Bond Attorneys' Workshop , National Association of Bond Lawyers, San Antonio, TX (10.27.2010)
• Chair, Bond Financing of Grants, American Bar Association Joint Fall CLE Meeting , ABA Section of Taxation and the Trust and Estate Law Division of the ABA Section of Real Property, T (09.24.2010)
• Speaker, Documenting Tax Compliance and Post-Issuance Compliance, Tax and Securities Law Institute , National Association of Bond Lawyers (03.05.2009)

 
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IRS Provides Increased Flexibility on Management Contracts for Tax-Exempt Bond-Financed Property
Maxwell D. Solet, November 17, 2014
On October 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-67 (the “Notice”), which provides important guidance and increased flexibility for issuers and conduit borrowers of tax-exempt bonds regarding contracting with private parties in a manner that avoids “private...


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