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Tim Benoit provides legal services to assist individuals and entities create and maintain successful for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. He has been involved in major merger and acquisition transactions as counsel to either the acquiring or the acquired entity. In addition, Mr. Benoit provides estate planning to individuals and integrates his business practice with his estate planning practice to assist clients develop an orderly succession plan for their businesses.

Projects in which Mr. Benoit has been involved include: tax-free reorganizations; recapitalizations of corporations and limited liability companies; formation of ESOPs; forward and reverse 1031 Like Kind Exchanges; negotiation of shareholder agreements and LLC operating agreements. Mr. Benoit also has substantial experience forming and advising various types of tax-exempt organizations. He has been designated as an expert witness for tax cases in Maine Superior Court and U.S. District Court in Maine, including one involving a large tax-exempt private operating foundation.

Mr. Benoit has successfully negotiated reductions in tax liability with the Internal Revenue Service and Maine Revenue Services. He has also been involved in tax litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and Maine Superior Court. Mr. Benoit has also represented clients in a number of the IRS’s offshore voluntary disclosure programs.

Mr. Benoit is a shareholder of Perkins Thompson and formerly a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2007-2020 in the field of Tax Law. Mr. Benoit is AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, the highest rating available, in Martindale–Hubbell. Prior to coming to Perkins Thompson, Mr. Benoit was a Tax Senior at KPMG.

  • One Canal Plaza, Ninth Floor
    P.O. Box 426
    Portland, ME 04112-0426
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., graduated 1987
  • University of Vermont, B.A., graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Maine, Maine State Bar Association

Perkins Thompson
Headquarters: Portland, Maine

9 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Tax Law
Special Focus:
  • Corporate
  • Partnership
  • Trusts and Estates

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