Eric P. Rothenberg

Firm: Orsi Arone Rothenberg Turner, LLP.
Location: Boston - MA

  • 160 Gould St Suite 320
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
  • Tel : 781-239-8900
  • Fax : N/A

Eric P. Rothenberg concentrates his practice mostly on the practice of tax law including, partnerships, tax free exchanges, bitcoin/crypto currency taxes and strategies, sales of businesses, individual tax planning, estate and gift tax planning and tax return preparation. He also represents clients before all levels of the Internal Revenue Service, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the U.S. Tax Court and the Appellate Tax Board. He counsels clients for corporate tax planning, professional corporations and fringe benefits. He also does work in business related fields such as preparation of wills and trusts, partnership and corporate agreements and formations, limited liability companies, LLP’s and real estate transactions and syndications. He recently has represented many clients on cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, and how to properly report such transactions to the IRS and proper tax planning for such trading.

Mr. Rothenberg was the author of the WG&L TAX PLANNER, a system of tax planning computer software, published by Warren, Gorham and Lamont, Boston, Massachusetts, which was sold nationally to lawyers, accountants and financial planners. One software package computed estate and gift taxes and the other computed income taxes. In addition, he is the author of several articles which have appeared in such professional journals as Taxation for Lawyers, Taxation for Accountants, National Tax Shelter Digest, Taxes, Mass CPA Journal, Digest of Federal Taxes. Mr. Rothenberg has lectured on various tax subjects before professional continuing education courses. In addition, he has served as an expert witness in U. S. District Court and Massachusetts Superior Court.

Mr. Rothenberg received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1973, his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1976 and his M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management in 1976 (High Honors). Mr. Rothenberg was on the Board of Directors, Blackstone Bank and Trust, Boston, Massachusetts from 1987-1991. He was a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for many years and has earned an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating issued for attorneys. He has been admitted to the bars of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia and may practice before the United States Tax Court. Mr. Rothenberg has been named one of Massachusetts’s “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” 2004-2022 (every year since the award’s inception), and as a “Top Attorney in Tax Law in 2009” by the publishers of Law & Politics and the publishers of Boston Magazine.

Mr. Rothenberg’s virtual and cryptocurrency practice has him representing miners, stakers, newly created cryptocurrency, FBAR reporting requirements, audits of unreported currency transactions, day trading currencies, taxation of air drops, reflections, hard & soft forks, and the most current thinking by the IRS, the Department of the Treasury and FinCEN.

Attorney Rothenberg was selected in 2012 as one of Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers, based on his AV® PreeminentTM rating, the very first year of such pronouncements.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Partnerships
  • Tax Free Exchanges
  • Sales of Businesses
  • Individual & Estate Tax Planning
  • Tax Return Preparation
  • Bitcoin/Crypto Currency Taxes & Strategies
  • Real Estate/Business Start Ups

Media, Honors, and Awards

  • Named Exclusive Featured Attorney Representing Boston “Premier Tax Lawyers”, 2019 & 2023
  • Named, “Massachusetts Super Lawyers”, Publishers of Law & Politics, 2004 – 2022 (every year since the award’s inception)
  • Named, “Go To Lawyer”, Tax Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2022
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law & Peer Review Preeminent
  • “Top Attorney in Tax Law in 2009” by the Publishers of Law & Politic and the publishers of Boston Magazine, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 1976
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • M.B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1976
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • A.B. – 1973

Selected Published Works

Classes/Seminars – Featured and Keynote Speaker

  • How to Organize and Counsel A Small Business, Massachusetts, Continuing Legal Education, March 20, 2000
  • 1031 Exchanges of Investment Properties in Massachusetts, National Business Institute, October 4, 2000
  • Post-Death Administration of Trusts and Estates in Massachusetts, Lorman Education Services, December 11, 2003
  • Taxation of Cryptocurrency. 57th Annual Tax Institute, November 14, 2018
  • Tax Aspects of Cryptocurrencies, Boston Tax Institute, September 22, 2020
  • Tax Aspects of Cryptocurrencies, Boston Tax Institute, January 7, 2021
  • Tax Aspects of Cryptocurrencies, Boston Tax Institute, June 21, 2021
  • Tax Aspects of Cryptocurrencies, Boston Tax Institute, January 12, 2022
  • Cryptocurrency Taxation presented to the Rhode Island Association of Public Accountants (RIAPA) on June 14th, 2022


Orsi Arone Rothenberg Turner, LLP.

Complex tax advice and planning, sophisticated tax return preparation, and representation in tax court and other tax forums are among the services provided by tax attorney Eric Rothenberg. Recognized for both technical competence, as well as creative problem-solving, he is often engaged by both certified public accountants and attorneys for tax counsel related to their clients’ needs, including:

  • Corporate
  • Partnerships, joint ventures
  • Trusts
  • Tax advantaged investments
  • Audits, rulings, offers in compromise
  • Tax return preparation
  • Tax-free exchanges (Section 1031 Exchanges)
  • International Taxation
  • Charitable organizations
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Tax Court and Appellate Tax Board
  • Discharge of taxes in bankruptcy
  • Expert testimony
  • Liens, levies and seizures
  • Estate and gift tax returns
  • Payment plans
  • Cryptocurrency/Bitcoin tax return preparation and gain planning
  • Foreign Bank Account Reports FBAR [Form 114] reporting of Cryptocurrency/Bitcoin
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash, and all digital currencies

Federal Tax Audits/IRS Tax Controversies

Attorney Eric Rothenberg represents clients throughout the United States, assisting them in federal tax audits and other tax controversies. He is exceptionally familiar with federal tax laws, and can help guide business clients and individuals through audits by the Internal Revenue Service.