John "Jay" W. Boyd Partner
Jay advises and represents the interests of publicly held and privately owned service, resource and refining, and distribution businesses. He is also experienced in licensing and regulation of the gaming industry and has served as in-house general counsel to an investment management company. His hands-on experience working in business supports him in understanding the challenges his clients face on a day-to-day basis when running a company.
A fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group, Jay’s tax practice spans nearly every discipline of federal and transfer tax law – from planning and participating in the legislative process through lobbying and drafting activities, developing tax-sensitive business strategies, and representing taxpayers before administrative agencies and courts. Jay’s range of skills give him a unique perspective on problem-solving and issues management for companies faced with serious tax concerns.
Jay is committed to truly listening to each client’s specific concerns and objectives. He is dedicated to collaboration and to designing actionable paths to realizing his client’s end game. Jay’s background and know-how in even the most sensitive areas of the law help him translate each client’s objectives into tangible solutions that make practical business sense.
In addition to his legal work, Jay served as treasurer and adviser to state and federal campaigns, committees and officeholders.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group
Former chair, Indiana State Bar Association Tax Section
Former chair, American Bar Association Section of Taxation Closely Held Business Committee
Former member, American Bar Association Section of Taxation Long Range Planning Committee
Member, The Group, Inc., national invitational interdisciplinary tax and wealth planning society
The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2019; Lawyer of the Year, 2017
Indiana Super Lawyers, 2004-2017
Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel