Aaron Kriss

Partner

Aaron Kriss handles all things tax, heading the firm’s tax group and supporting the firm’s other practice groups. Aaron spends much of his time helping clients structure their organizations, develop equity compensation plans, navigate complex tax rules pertaining to mergers and acquisitions and IP-related issues, and understand the federal, state, and international tax implications of various transactions. Aaron also focuses on state and local tax audits, federal tax controversies, the tax aspects of real estate transactions, and tax issues pertaining to fund formation and administration. He approaches all tax-related questions from a business and “common-sense” perspective, opting for the most simple and efficient solution that fits a clients’ business goals rather than an overly complicated plan that, while tax efficient in the short-run, may cause more business headaches down the road.

Aaron Kriss handles all things tax, heading the firm’s tax group and supporting the firm’s other practice groups. Aaron spends much of his time helping clients structure their organizations, develop equity compensation plans, navigate complex tax rules pertaining to mergers and acquisitions and IP-related issues, and understand the federal, state, and international tax implications of various transactions. Aaron also focuses on state and local tax audits, federal tax controversies, the tax aspects of real estate transactions, and tax issues pertaining to fund formation and administration. He approaches all tax-related questions from a business and “common-sense” perspective, opting for the most simple and efficient solution that fits a clients’ business goals rather than an overly complicated plan that, while tax efficient in the short-run, may cause more business headaches down the road.

Background & Experience

Experience

Prior to joining Gesmer Updegrove, Aaron has worked as an attorney at Day Pitney LLP and Withers Bergman LLP, focusing primarily on tax issues relating to private companies and high-net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

Aaron resides with his wife and three children in Connecticut, splitting his time between the firm’s Boston office and attending to clients in southern New England and the New York area. He is on the board of directors of Boys and Girls Village, a non-profit organization serving at-risk youth and their families throughout Connecticut.

A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Miami, Aaron enjoys spending his free time with his family, watching inordinate amounts of Red Sox games and college football (go Canes!), traveling to fun vacation spots, and visiting any sort of craft brewery or winery.

Education/Training

  • University of Miami, B.B.A., 2004
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 2011

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association – Tax Section, Executive Committee
  • New York Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Exit Planning Association (XPX)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
Awards & Accolades2020 New England Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers Rising Star

Awards & Accolades
2020 New England Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers Rising Star