Elissa Burton


Elissa Burton represents individuals, estates and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). Elissa received her Masters of Laws in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. She served as an intern for Frank Scharaffa, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, and she served as an intern for the Honorable Paula Carey, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.


Elissa counsels client with federal and state tax controversies, including:

  • Audits and examination, including calculation of correct tax liability, and minimizing penalties and interest
  • Submissions of Offers in Compromise to the IRS for settlement of tax liabilities
  • Submissions of voluntary disclosures to the IRS to assist taxpayers with bringing their tax accounts into compliance
  • Assisting U.S. citizens with foreign bank accounts and FBAR Requirements, including voluntary disclosure programs

Previous Experience

Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C.
  • Prepared individual, fiduciary and estate tax returns
  • Researched and drafted memoranda on corporate, estate, fiduciary and personal income tax issues
  • Resolved matters with state and federal taxing authorities
Seegel, Lipshutz & Lo, LLP
  • Drafted estate planning documents and administered trusts
  • Researched and drafted memoranda on a variety of estate planning, individual, fiduciary and corporate tax issues
Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Researched income, franchise, and sales and use tax issues for financial service organizations and responded to state tax notices
  • Drafted and assisted in drafting memoranda, research matrices, personal and corporate income tax returns, and gift tax returns

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star list, 2014 – 2017

Direct: 617.580.5030

Main: 617.906.5560

Fax: 617.284.6260

Email: elissa@mcmahontaxlaw.com


Georgetown University Law Center

  • LL.M. in Taxation

New England School of Law

  • J.D. cum laude

University of New Hampshire

  • B.S Business Administration, Marketing and Management

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