Howard A Cubell

Howard A. Cubell

Of Counsel
Howard A. Cubell
+1 617 570 1560

Howard Cubell is a member and former chair of the Tax practice at Goodwin. Mr. Cubell’s practice focuses on the development of innovative tax strategies for various domestic and international business transactions and collective investment vehicles, with particular emphasis on representing private equity sponsors in acquiring, disposing of and recapitalizing portfolio companies. Mr. Cubell has represented TA Associates in a multitude of transactions over a period spanning 35 years.

Areas of Practice

Professional Activities

Mr. Cubell previously organized and served as the Co-Chairman of “Private Equity Tax Practices,” a major conference in Boston sponsored by the Institute for International Research for a number of years.

Mr. Cubell is a member of the International Tax Committee of the Boston Bar Association, of which he was the founding chairman, and a member of the Committee on Corporate Tax of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and the Tax Section of the International Bar Association.




Boston University School of Law


University of Michigan

Mr. Cubell also attended the New York University Graduate Tax Program.



  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Cubell has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in International Trade and Finance Law and Tax Law 2022-2023.

Mr. Cubell has been named to the top tier of leading tax attorneys by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers, and The Legal 500 United States. He has also been selected by the International Tax Review as one of the 10 top tax advisors on the East Coast of the United States.

Mr. Cubell served as Articles Editor of the Boston University Law Review in 1972-1973.