Kimberly I. McCarthy

Kimberly I. McCarthy

Kimberly I. McCarthy


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  • Boston University, LL.M.

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Brown University, A.B., magna cum laude

Bar Memberships & Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit

Kim advises clients on the federal and state tax, employee benefit, and health care regulatory implications of business decisions. She provides technical tax, ERISA/employee benefits, and health care regulatory assistance. She drafts and evaluates employee benefit plans, including health insurance, non-qualified deferred compensation, and executive compensation plans. Additionally, Kim provides professional auditing services, assisting clients in determining whether existing programs and policies comply with applicable tax law, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, MSP, and other related laws.

Kim assists individuals, families, and businesses in creating foundations, charities, scholarship organizations, donor-advised funds, political action groups and other nonprofits. She also assists tax exempt organizations in obtaining tax exempt status, advises them on operational issues, and intercedes with the IRS on their behalf.

Kim represents clients before state tax boards and the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and other state and federal agencies and She provides advice and counsel with regard to tax and employee benefits matters affecting estates and estate planning.

Kim instituted a firm-wide initiative that encourages employees to support Children's Friend & Service, an organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged Rhode Island children thrive.


  • Named the 2018 Rhode Island Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law by The Best Lawyers in America and received "Best Lawyer" designations in the areas of Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, and Tax Law.

  • Named by Providence Business News, in its inaugural class of 40 Under Forty, as an award recipient for her career success, community involvement and a commitment to making a difference.

Representative Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Children's Friend

    • Board of Directors

Our approach to the practice of law provides a broad range of expertise to our clients Practice Areas


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Boston, MA 02110


40 Westminster Street
Suite 1100
Providence, RI 02903


128 Union Street
Suite 500
New Bedford, MA 02740

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