H. Neal Sandford

H. Neal Sandford

H. Neal Sandford
+1 617 570 1632

Neal Sandford, a partner in and Chair of Goodwin’s Tax practice, specializes in structuring tax-sensitive commercial transactions. Mr. Sandford's practice includes the organization and operation of REITs, investment funds and other collective investment arrangements; corporate mergers and acquisitions; asset acquisitions and dispositions; the organization and operation of partnerships and joint ventures; transactions involving S corporations; investments by tax-exempt and foreign investors; corporate and partnership restructurings; real estate transactions; equity-based compensation arrangements; international tax issues; and workouts.

Professional Activities

Mr. Sandford is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations.




University of Virginia School of Law


Yale University

(magna cum laude)


U.S. District Court of Connecticut, Honorable M. Joseph Blumenfeld



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Sandford has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Tax Law 2022-2023.

Mr. Sandford has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 U.S.


Mr. Sandford served for two years as an editor of the Virginia Law Review at the University of Virginia School of Law.