Marc A. Lewin

USA: Rhode Island

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903-1345
United States

Tel: 401.274.7200
Fax: 401.751.0604


Marc practices tax and general business law. Marc’s legal work is characterized by strategic thinking, practical approaches, and careful drafting.

Marc’s tax practice encompasses federal, Rhode Island, and other state and local taxation. Marc uses his broad experience to help individuals and businesses in the following ways:

  • plan for and structure domestic and international tax implications of business transactions;
  • resolve tax disputes with the IRS and state tax authorities; and
  • assist with tax compliance issues for tax returns and information returns.

Because of his experience working for two public accounting firms, Marc understands tax from the perspective of a tax preparer and works to ensure that tax reporting is consistent with the parties’ and drafters’ intent. He knows that tax return mistakes can become complex tax problems with the IRS, Rhode Island, and other states and can result in substantial unpaid tax, penalties, and interest. Marc also enjoys helping others understand and navigate federal and state tax laws.

Aside from his legal work, Marc is also the co-owner, with his wife, of a small e-commerce business. This experience and his experience having “hung his own shingle” as a solo lawyer gives Marc a business perspective uncommon among lawyers. Additionally, Marc serves on several nonprofit boards where he provides governance oversight, advises on strategic initiatives, plans meeting agendas, guides organizations on parliamentary procedure, and drafts minutes and written consents.

Closely held businesses, local and national corporations, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals turn to AP&S to reduce their tax risks, optimize their tax profile and comply with complex and ever-changing tax and legal requirements. They know that they’ll get the personal attention of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys in an area where both the law and the lay of the land are crucial.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Federal, state and local tax issues
  • Transactional matters
  • Business planning
  • Personal tax planning
  • Tax-exempt organization issues
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Litigation

We work with the managers, accountants and in-house counsel of public companies, financial institutions, real estate companies, motion-picture producers, universities, governmental entities, charities and others to resolve a variety of tax-related issues, including business formation, compensation and benefit plans, acquisitions, financing, IRS and state tax audits and other disputes at the local, state and federal level.

We provide sophisticated tax planning advice to both local individuals and organizations. We also represent out-of-state companies with local tax problems, often negotiating favorable settlements and working to avoid adverse tax consequences for our varied clients.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan (AP&S) is a New England law firm representing local, national and international clients in a wide range of complex legal matters. From the boardroom, to the courtroom, to the halls of government, our attorneys take on the toughest challenges and deliver results. Our attorneys will listen to you and respond with the right strategy. We are experienced advocates who care about your business, not just your legal issues.

Since 1960, we have been committed to providing clients with the highest levels of legal services through a wide variety of practice areas in our four office locations: Providence and Newport, RI, Boston, MA and Manchester, NH. We are proud of our demonstrated record of achievement, which is sustained by a genuine and deep-rooted commitment to the ideals of the legal profession. The core of the AP&S approach is our focus on the client, which is evident in the personal high-level attention each client receives.

We represent interests across a broad spectrum of industries and a diverse client base, ranging from large and small companies to families and individuals. Our clients include:

  • Fortune 100 and 500 companies
  • Publicly traded and privately held companies
  • REITs
  • Public and quasi-public agencies
  • Governmental entities
  • Public utilities
  • Financial services companies
  • Hospitals and health care organizations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Not-for-profit organizations and associations

Among the largest and most experienced in New England, our Litigation Department is recognized nationally for its high quality work and cost-effective approach. The firm has litigated cases in 44 jurisdictions throughout the country.

Our Corporate Department has a practice which is local, regional and global in reach. It offers a broad range of sophisticated business counseling and transactional services to a diverse clientele, including individuals, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, emerging companies, governmental and economic development agencies, public companies and multinationals.

“Because of his experience working for two public accounting firms, Marc understands tax from the perspective of a tax preparer and works to ensure that tax reporting is consistent with the parties’ and drafters’ intent.”