Earl W. Mellott

Partner - Boston

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617.832.1277

617.832.7000

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Earl Mellott, a partner in Foley Hoag’s Tax Group and Business Department, has extensive experience in business and transactional matters. Clients rely on Earl’s experience to counsel them on strategy on formation and structuring, advice on general business activities, and guidance in acquisition and financing transactions. He has counseled numerous companies structured as pass-through entities for tax purposes with respect to a wide range of activities. These include companies operating as commercial businesses and funds engaging in formation, operations, and investment activity.

Earl has also represented buyers and sellers in numerous mergers and acquisitions, involving both public and private companies across many industries and including cross-border acquisitions, development of overseas joint ventures and organization of international operations.

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Education:

  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Harvard College, B.A., magna cum laude

Representative Experience

  • Regular representation and corporate counseling to companies focused in multiple industries, including:
    • Technology, including software and information technology
    • Energy technology and renewables
    • Video games and interactive media
  • Represented Body Labs, a creator of 3D body model technology, in its acquisition by Amazon.
  • Represented Living Proof, Inc. in its acquisition by Unilever.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of information technology services company focused in the telecommunications industry.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of consulting and service company working in the life sciences industry.
  • Representation of purchaser in asset purchase of design and verification business.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of third party administrator in the health care and insurance space.
  • Representation of purchaser in acquisition of home health monitoring company.
  • Representation of health management company in formation of strategic alliance with national provider of goods and services.
  • Representation of leading provider of employee and customer loyalty programs in sale to public company.
  • Representation of leading U.S. provider of customized state assessments for teacher certification in sale to public company.
  • Representation of leader in next-generation business intelligence software in sale to public company.
  • Formation of multiple private equity funds focused on investment in diverse industries, including media, entertainment and technology.
  • Advising renewable energy companies on tax and corporate issues, including project structuring, financing and development.
  • Representation of venture capital and private equity funds in individual investments.

Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
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  • Massachusetts