Michael W. Hardgrove
Name: Michael W. Hardgrove
Firm Name: DLA Piper LLP
Jurisdiction: USA - Massachusetts
Practice Area: International Tax Law

Telephone: 617 406 6039
Fax: 617 406 6139
Email: Michael.Hardgrove@dlapiper.com

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Professional Biography:

Michael Hardgrove has provided international tax consulting, legal entity structuring and intangible property transaction services to numerous public and private companies with operations throughout the world.

Michael’s practice focuses on optimizing the potential benefits of international structures and business operations, including assessing international tax exposures, recommending efficient strategies, and executing the legal steps required to meet the primary objectives of minimizing costs, lowering tax rates and improving cash flows.

His team of lawyers, economists and tax professionals consistently deliver on achieving international tax and structuring objectives.  Whether driven by events such as equity transactions, business growth, new technology or product development.

This proactive and unique legal practice has often been recognized for its consistent capabilities in identifying opportunities, advocating defensible positions and advising on strategic approaches to manage international tax matters:

  • International Structuring: developed efficient global legal entity structures that created efficiencies, limited financial exposures, positioned intangible property rights and designed intercompany arrangements
  • Global Alignment: achieved M&A transaction value and synergies following deal closings by utilizing structural simplification, appropriate transfers of intangible property and streamlining of intercompany transactions
  • Regional Supply Chain: created efficiencies with centralization of procurement, manufacturing oversight and distribution, resulting in increased controls, improved standardization and enhanced profitability.
  • Controversy services: privileged and confidential advice, file memoranda, legal opinions, advanced tax agreement negotiations, tax audit defence, financial audit positions and tax appeals procedures

DLA Piper (Boston):

DLA Piper’s Boston office serves a variety of global, national and local clients, from leading multinational and national companies to emerging companies with cutting-edge technologies and investments. The office’s principal areas of practice are Real Estate, Litigation, Government Affairs, US and International Tax and Corporate and Finance.

As an integral part of the firm’s global presence, the Boston office offers experience in all practice areas that local, national and multinational clients seek when choosing a law firm. DLA Piper is located in all the most important and emerging markets domestically and internationally, positioning us as one of a few Boston firms able to serve our clients worldwide.