MG Wasserman’s practice covers all aspects of business: formation, debt and equity financing (including tax-exempt bonds), operation, acquisition/disposition, and taxation. His clients’ industries include commercial real estate, healthcare, education, banking, and technology development and licensing. His primary intellectual interest as a lawyer is federal income taxation, in which he has written widely.
- BACHELOR OF ARTS, Summa Cum Laude, with Highest Honors in Mathematics, WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Williamstown, Mass., 1968. Honors and Activities: Borden Freshman Prize, 1965; Benedict Mathematics Prize, 1966; Sophomore Honors, 1966; Dean's List, 1964-68; Phi Beta Kappa, 1967; Valedictorian, Williams College, 1968; Glee Club; Band; Junior Advisers; Gargoyle Senior Honor Society; Physics Teaching Assistant.
- DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Mathematics), MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971.
- Honors: Sigma Xi, 1970.
- JURIS DOCTOR, Magna Cum Laude, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, Mass., 1974. Activities: Committee for Legal Research on the Draft; Joseph Hill Associates; Massachusetts Cable Television Commission; Harvard Journal on Legislation; Harvard Voluntary Defenders.
“Agricoops--Exempt or Extinct? A Study of the Netting Question,” Tax Exempt Organizations, para. 3036 (Prentice-Hall 1977).
“Proposed Reg. Sec. 1.61-16: An Example of Administrative Overreaching,” 56 Taxes 243 (Commerce Clearing House 1978).
“Principles in Taxation of Non-Statutory Fringe Benefits,” 32 The Tax Lawyer 137 (A.B.A. Section on Taxation 1978).
“International Withholding on Corporate Capital Distributions,” 7 The International Tax Journal 27 (Panel Publishers 1980).
“Short-Term Leases and the Investment Tax Credit,” 61 Taxes 198 (Commerce Clearing House 1983).
“Section 174 and Computer Software Development,” 61 Taxes 506 (Commerce Clearing House 1983).
“Simplification Through Abstraction: The Application of Mathematical Induction to Complex Attribution Problems,” 2 Va. Tax Rev. 225 (1983).
“Federal Income Tax Considerations,” Chapter III of Bank Holding Companies: A Practical Guide to Bank Acquisitions and Mergers (Association of Bank Holding Companies 1983-8).
“Use of Attribution Rules in Proposed Section 382 is Nonsensical,” 12 Tax Management Washington Tax Rev. 194 (1986).
“The Missing Share of Minimum Gain: An Anomaly in the Final Regulations on Allocating Nonrecourse Deductions,” 3 Tax Management Real Estate J. 18 (1987).
“Pre-Divorce Property Interests After Stokes,” 35 The Atlanta Lawyer 15 (Atlanta Bar Association 1989).
“On Deductible Software Development Costs,” 74 Taxes 390 (CCH Incorporated 1996).
“A Fix Too Fast: Anomalies in the New Legislation on Partnership Audits,” __ J. Taxation 118, (Thomson Reuters, March 2016).
National Merit Scholarship, 1964-68; National Science Foundation Summer Study Grant, 1967; Baxter Honor Scholarship, 1967; Fulbright Fellowship, 1968; Danforth Foundation Fellowship, 1968-71; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1968; Harvard Medical School Predoctoral Fellowship in Social Psychiatry, 1970.