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Press Release: Rackemann Attorney David M. Friedman Presents to Boston Bar Association Council About Alimony Payment Deductibility Changes

Boston, MA, April 2, 2019 – Boston law firm Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster announced that David M. Friedman, a director in the firm’s Family Law Department, presented to the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Council about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the change in the law as to the deductibility of alimony payments. Friedman currently serves as the Co-Chair of the BBA Family Law Section.

After the presentations, the Council voted to support a 23-28% guideline for non-deductible alimony, which would sit alongside the existing 30-35% guideline for deductible alimony. The BBA will next seek a sponsor to file legislation and advocate for its timely enactment.

Friedman represents clients in all aspects of probate and family law, including cases before probate and family courts across Massachusetts. In addition, he has successfully argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

The Boston Bar Association is the hub of the legal profession in Boston. The BBA is governed by a Council of 34 members and has 24 sections and more than 100 committees dedicated to substantive areas of law as well as issues such as delivery of legal services and diversity and inclusion.

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