Michael W. Hardgrove - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael W. Hardgrove focuses his practice on international tax planning, execution and defense strategies related to cross-border reorganizations, intercompany transactions and global business transitions. He advises public and private companies, particularly in the life sciences, industrial products and technology industries on the design and execution of cross-border transactions, including rationalizing legal entities, conversion of business models/supply chains, post-acquisition integration, pre-disposition segregation and intangible property strategies.

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  • Advised a public technology manufacturing company on the structuring and post-acquisition integration, including design and implementation of an internal reorganization and repatriation process, within a new international holding structure, which assisted with the execution of their effective tax rate reduction plan*
  • Advised on the tax planning, structuring and post-acquisition integration for a public technology company, related to their IP positioning, reduction of subsidiaries, implementation of a target operating model and reduction of cash-flow impediments*
  • Designed and assisted with the implementation of the international expansion for a public life-science company to achieve efficient tax rates, through coordination with their supply-chain systems and the transfer of intangible property*

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  • Chambers USA, 2015 to 2022
  • Legal 500, 2016 to 2022


  • Boston Bar Association, member
  • Honorary Ambassador to the Greater Zurich Area


Santa Clara University School of Law, JD, 1989
University of Akron, BS, 1982