x John D. Varella

John D. Varella is an associate of the firm. His practice focuses are business, tax, and estate planning. He advises clients on corporate and tax matters, including choice of entity, sales, mergers, and acquisitions. A substantial portion of his practice is with closely held businesses and their owners, at the various stages of the companies' growth. Mr. Varella's prior experience, including representing top-tier private equity firms and public companies, provides useful insight in structuring business exit-strategies. In addition, Mr. Varella provides advice to nonprofits regarding formation, governance and charitable contributions.

Mr. Varella received a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in 1992, a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1998, and a master's of law degree in taxation from Boston University Law School in 2004.

Mr. Varella is a Director of the Natural Resources Trust of Easton and a Member of the Easton Historical Society. He is a columnist for the New England Real Estate Journal.


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