As a founding Partner of Goodspeed Merrill, Mr. Merrill advises individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses with a wide range of challenges, including choice of business entity and formation issues, the growth process, financing, general business matters, shareholder disputes, and business transactions such as asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, and mergers.
Mr. Merrill uses his master's degree in taxation to achieve the best outcome for clients, recognizing each client's unique needs and objectives.
Mr. Merrill heads the firm's Tax and Private Client Services practice where he advises individuals with respect to their estate planning needs, ranging from the creation of wills and trusts to insurance planning, and business succession planning. These transactions range from consolidating ownership of closely held start-up ventures and raising equity for growing businesses, to divestitures and public offerings in excess of $100 million.
Many of Mr. Merrill's clients are involved with real estate investment and development or simply desire to structure their real estate holdings to further their business goals or investment objectives. Mr. Merrill also assists his clients to minimize risk, improve operations and align company and privately held assets to achieve business, tax and estate planning goals. Mr. Merrill is married and a father of four children and enjoys coaching his children's soccer teams, is an avid musician and hobby gardener, active in the local Boy Scouts of America organization, as well as his church.