Maxwell D. Solet

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  • Harvard Law School (JD)
  • Harvard University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • French

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.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bonds/Government Finance (2004 – 2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Boston Public Finance Lawyer of the Year (2014) 
  • Best Lawyers in America: Public Finance Law, Tax Law (2006 – 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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