Julie Hogan Rodgers

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Julie Hogan Rodgers

Julie Hogan Rodgers

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Julie Hogan Rodgers
Partner

Julie Hogan Rodgers is partner in the Tax Practice Group and is a member of the Energy and Cleantech Group. She joined the firm in 2000.

Practice

Ms. Rodgers' corporate tax practice focuses on taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, bankruptcies and restructurings, and lending and financing transactions. She is a member of the firm's State and Local Tax Group and has extensive experience in state income taxation and state sales and use taxes. As a member of the firm’s Energy and Cleantech Group, she provides clients with advice on structuring their projects in a tax-efficient manner and assistance with federal and state tax incentives and credits, including the Section 1603 grant program and production and investment tax credits. Ms. Rodgers’ practice also includes representing clients in federal and state tax controversies.


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Education

JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2000

BChE, summa cum laude, Villanova University, 1997, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Honors & Awards

Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers' Rising Star" in the area of tax law in the May 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011 issues of Boston Magazine


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July 1, 2013


Thermo Fisher Completes $2.53 Billion Common Stock Offering

A team of WilmerHale transactional lawyers represented Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in its recently completed $2.53 billion underwritten public offering of its common stock made in connection with the forward sale agreements described below.

April 10, 2013


Massachusetts Governor's Tax Proposals for Businesses

The proposed 2014 Massachusetts budget submitted by Governor Deval Patrick includes not only provisions that eliminate many individual tax exemptions and increase the individual income tax rate from 5.25% to 6.25%, but also significant changes to the tax laws affecting businesses.

February 21, 2013


Massachusetts DOR Issues Draft Directive on "Cloud Computing"

February 13, 2013


$150 Million of Credits Available Under Phase II of Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit Program

The qualifying advanced energy project credit program (the “Program”) was established in 2009 by the Treasury Department (“Treasury”), the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the Department of Energy (the “DOE”) following the enactment of Section 48C of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009.

December 18, 2012


Medical Device Excise Tax Set to Become Effective January 1, 2013

Beginning January 1, 2013, a 2.3 percent excise tax will be imposed on sales of “taxable medical devices” by manufacturers and importers. This tax, known as the “Medical Device Excise Tax” (MDET), was enacted as part of The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

June 1, 2012


Massachusetts DOR Issues Final Directive on Restrictions on Pledges of Security Corporation Stock

April 19, 2012


Massachusetts DOR Revises Its Proposed Directive on Restrictions on Pledges of Security Corporation Stock

October 28, 2011


Cloud Computing Poses State Tax Risks

October 24, 2011


Investing in Qualified Small Business Stock in 2011

October 7, 2011


Massachusetts DOR Proposes New Restrictions on Pledges of Security Corporation Stock


Speaking Engagements

February 13, 2013


Understanding the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012


Boston, Massachusetts

January 10, 2013


The New Medicare Tax on Net Investment Income


Boston, Massachusetts

January 22, 2011


American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2011 Midyear Meeting


Boca Raton, Florida

January 1, 2010


American Bar Association Tax Section: Corporate Tax Section Meeting- IRS private letter rulings


January 30, 2009


Boston Bar Association's Sections 108 and 382 of the Code—Traps and Opportunities in a Challenging Economy Meeting


Boston, Massachusetts

February 26, 2008


The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals: State Tax Considerations for Stock Plans


Webinar

June 1, 2005


Boston Bar Association Annual MA Tax Update – Recent Developments in Sales and Use Tax

Recent Highlights

Tax counsel to SS&C Technologies, BAE Systems, and Danaher Corporation in several private company acquisitions
Tax counsel to various companies, including State Street Corporation, Staples and Bottomline Technologies in debt and equity offerings and the establishment of credit facilities
Tax counsel to Dean Foods Company in its spin-off of TreeHouse Foods and anticipated spin-off of The WhiteWave Foods Company
Tax counsel to the debtors in the Constar International, Arch Wireless, Mattress Discounters, and KB Toys Chapter 11 proceedings
Tax counsel to developer in connection with a tax-advantaged, sale-leaseback financing facility to be provided by Key Equipment Finance in the amount of up to $75 million to finance solar photovoltaic projects
Tax counsel to developer forming a joint venture with an established energy company to develop solar power plants
Tax counsel to individuals and companies in Massachusetts tax controversies, including issues from domicile to transfer pricing

Professional Activities
Ms. Rodgers has been a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, on tax issues related to bankruptcies and workouts. She is a member of the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. She is currently co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee.

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Julie Hogan Rodgers
Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 2000

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Bche, summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi & Tau Beta Pi
Class of 1997

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

Career History
Partner
2000 - Current

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

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2017

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

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The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

Transactions
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Alkermes, Inc., Alkermes Plc purchase Rodin Therapeutics, Inc. from Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC, Inc., Atlas Venture, Inc., Hatteras Venture Partners, Third Point Ventures LLC, GV Management Co. LLC, Remeditex Ventures LLC

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Nanometrics, Inc. purchases Rudolph Technologies, Inc.

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Vail Resorts, Inc. purchases Peak Resorts, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
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