Nicole Bouchard is a Partner and the Chair of the Firm's Tax Practice Group. Nicole's practice encompasses general tax planning issues including corporate, partnership, real estate, private equity, hedge fund, and international taxation. Nicole advises her clients on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, complex financings, cross-border investments, aircraft finance transactions, and tax controversy matters. She works with a variety of specialized entities such as tax-exempt organizations and REITs and provides pro bono representation to several nonprofit organizations.

Additionally, Nicole participates in the representation of creditors, debtors, and investors to restructure, acquire, and sell financially troubled entities inside and outside of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Prior to rejoining Brown Rudnick, Nicole was a Senior Counsel at MetLife where she primarily engaged in tax planning related the company’s alternative investment portfolio. Nicole also provided tax advice with respect to the company’s third-party asset management platform and tax issues specific to insurance companies.



Representation of a public company in a $1 billion private placement of senior notes.

Representation of a UK company in a pre-offering restructuring prior to placing its shares on the AIM.

Representation of a US software company in connection with an internal restructuring related to its intellectual property.

Representation of a large tax-exempt organization in obtaining relief from tax-related penalties.

Representation of multiple foreign clients regarding inbound real estate investment structures.

Representation of multiple clients in the Blockchain and tokenized ecosystems space.


New York University – L.L.M., 2008
Chicago-Kent College of Law – J.D., with honors, 2007
University of Wisconsin, Madison – B.S., 2003

Bar Admissions

New York
Co-author, "Tax Treatment of Foreign Partners Selling Certain Partnership Interests," Brown Rudnick Alert (December 27, 2018)
Co- author, “Qualified Opportunity Zones,” Brown Rudnick Publication (October 26, 2018)
Co-author, "2017 Tax Reform," Brown Rudnick Alert (December 20, 2017)
Awards and Honors
Recognized as a Recommended Attorney by The Legal 500 US for US Taxes: Non-contentious
Included in Turnarounds & Workouts special report of Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation's Major Law Firms for multiple years.
Community Involvement
New York Junior League
Free Arts NYC Junior Board