Jon B. Sparkman

Jon B. Sparkman


Devine Millimet & Branch, Professional Association

Recognized since 2006

Manchester, New Hampshire

Practice Areas

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Corporate Law

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Tax Law
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Jon Sparkman is a shareholder of the firm counseling privately-held businesses and non-profit organizations. Jon's business law practice involves representing small- to medium-size businesses from start-up to eventual sale, providing advice with respect to formation and financing, growth and expansion as well as mergers and acquisitions. Jon's representation of non-profit organizations focuses on formation, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, governance issues and mergers. Specific tax-exempt issues include avoidance of intermediate sanctions and compensation planning.

In addition, Jon has combined his business and tax experience in representing investors in New Hampshire affordable housing projects including low-income housing tax credit projects, historic tax credit projects, senior assisted living projects and projects for working families in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire state tax issues have also been a focus of Jon's practice. In particular, he represents businesses of all sizes in audits and administrative appeals of business profits tax, business enterprise tax, transfer tax, meals and rooms tax, and interest and dividends tax matters before the State of New Hampshire's Department of Revenue Administration. The BPT's reasonable compensation deduction has been an area of ongoing interest to the Department of Revenue Administration, and Jon regularly represents clients in reasonable compensation audits.

Jon's background as a certified public accountant provides him with a broad business and financial base which he utilizes in representing the firm's business clients. His work experience in the accounting field with both small regional CPA firms and a national CPA firm has provided him with exposure to a wide variety of businesses and industries.

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Location

  • 111 Amherst Street
    Manchester, NH 03101

Education

  • Suffolk University, graduated 1990
  • Bob Jones University, graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire, New Hampshire Bar Association

Devine Millimet & Branch, Professional Association
Headquarters: Manchester, New Hampshire

25 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Nonprofit / Charities Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Tax Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Manchester (2022)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Manchester (2021)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Manchester (2020)
  • Corporate Law, Manchester (2018)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Manchester (2016)
  • Tax Law, Manchester (2015)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law, Manchester (2014)
  • Tax Law, Manchester (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law

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