Gerald V. May, Jr., a member/shareholder of the firm, concentrates on corporate, commercial, financial, tax and estate planning matters. He is also Chair of the firm's Tax and Estate Planning Practice. His complex and diverse practice embraces all aspects of the organization and operation of corporations and other business ventures, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, finance, lending, tax planning and compliance, and estate planning. He represents corporations, investors, and entrepreneurs in numerous industries including the software, medical, real estate and construction industries. He is a former trial attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service where he litigated civil tax cases on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service in the United States Tax Court. Mr. May serves as Secretary or Clerk to a number of private companies. He also serves as Trustee to a number of Trusts. Mr. May lives in Needham, Massachusetts with his wife Kathy.

Representative Matters

Successfully navigated a gross estate in excess of $10 million through the IRS and Massachusetts return process.

Implemented gift tax planning for use of the $5.12 million lifetime federal gift tax exemption.


Named a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Business, Commercial and Real Estate Law by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. May holds the highest ranking by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV – Legal Ability Rating: Very High to Preeminent).

Professional Affiliations

Massachusetts Bar Association