Leanne Scott, JD, LL.M.


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Leanne Scott is a principal in the firm’s Boston tax practice, specializing in the state and local taxation of businesses and individuals. She works with multiple areas of state and local taxation, including income, franchise, and gross receipts taxes, sales and use tax, premium tax, and other tax types. Leanne’s experience includes tax consulting, multi-state tax planning, tax controversies, credits and incentives, and return preparation and review for clients in many different industries.

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Leanne previously served as the director of state and local taxes for a Boston-based financial services and insurance company. She also spent fifteen years with various public accounting firms.

In addition to serving clients, Leanne is a frequent author, contributor, and speaker on a variety of state and local tax topics, including remote workers, Massachusetts tax matters, and nationwide developments and trends. She also regularly conducts internal trainings for colleagues on a variety of state and local tax topics.

Leanne earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in history from Louisiana State University. She then earned a juris doctor from Emory University School of Law and, later, an LL.M. in taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Three Things You Don’t Know About Me:

  • I grew up in Louisiana.
  • I am a big fan of college football (specifically, the LSU Tigers).
  • I have two cats named after Greek mythological figures.

Speaking Engagements

State & Local Business Tax Considerations in 2020
September 23, 2020 — 12:00 pm

Business Activities:

Member, Massachusetts Department of Revenue Advisory Council

Member, American Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, State Bar of Georgia

Board of Advisors, New England SALT Forum

Trustee, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Member &  Supporting Fellow, Boston Bar Association (Member of Tax Section Steering Committee, Former Co-Chair of Tax Section & Former Co-Chair of State & Local Tax Committee)

Associate Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

Associate Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, National Association of Enrolled Agents


Established Leader, MSCPA Women To Watch Award