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Kevin F. Long, Esq., CPA

 Kevin is a founding shareholder of Long & Bott, P.C., a law firm, and has expertise in all areas of tax planning, estate planning, and business and succession planning. He advises clients on a full range of sophisticated tax and financial planning issues and specializes in developing innovative and creative solutions to meet each client's particular needs. Kevin also has substantial experience in the representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and Massachusetts Department of Revenue.Education. Kevin received his J.D. in 1982 from Boston College, where he was the Revisions Editor of the UCC Reporter Digest. In 1979, he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston College, where he was a member of the School of Management Honors Program.Admitted to Practice. Massachusetts; U.S. Tax Court.Professional Affiliations. Kevin received his CPA certification in 1987, and, in addition to his legal experience, has more than ten years of public accounting experience. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. since 1997. In the past Kevin has also served that organization as President, Vice President of Finance, Chair of the Massachusetts CPA Review Technical Advisory Board, and Chair of the State Tax and Legislation Committees. In 2007 Kevin was a member of the Special Tax Commission that was created to study the modernization and simplification of the current business tax laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Law Association.  Publications. Author: "Liability Protection At Lower Cost: Single-Member Limited Liability Companies," Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review; "Taxachusetts: Tag From Past Or A Resurrected Reputation?," Banker & Tradesman; "Getting Hurt on Both Ends - How the Massachusetts Statute of Limitations Can Hurt Your Clients (and maybe you)," Massachusetts CPA Review; and "Foreign Limited Liability Companies - Gambling in Massachusetts?," Massachusetts CPA Review, reprinted in State Tax Notes. Co-author: "LLCs and LLPs Make It In Massachusetts," Massachusetts CPA Review; "IRS Authors New Fringe Benefit Rules For Owners of 'S' Corporations and Partnerships," Massachusetts CPA Review; and "Transactions With Relatives Can Save Personal, Estate and Business Taxes," Boston Business Journal.Seminars. In addition to his publications, Kevin is a frequent speaker on estate planning, entity formation, and tax issues. He has been a panel member of various seminars sponsored by such preeminent organizations as the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Greater Boston Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, Lorman Education Services (Integrating Retirement Plans Into The Estate Planning Process in Massachusetts), the National Business Institute, Inc. (Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies in Massachusetts), the Massachusetts Bar Association (Estate Planning Vehicles in the Age of the LLP/LLC; Form Equals Substance - The Implications of "S" Corporations, Limited Liability Companies & Other Business Forms), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (Corporate Organization and Entities: LLPs and LLCs for Paralegals; Operational Issues for LLCs and LLPs), and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (Succession Planning for Family Businesses; LLCs and LLPs After the First Year; LLCs/LLPs in Massachusetts; Doing Business Over the Mass. Border; and the Annual State Tax Forum).