Title: Retired Lawyer, Computer Company Executive
Company: Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP
Location: Lyman, Maine, United States
Paula Noyes Singer, Retired Lawyer and Computer Company Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of law.
With fierce determination and extreme intelligence, Ms. Noyes Singer has found immense success in the fields of law and computer programming. A highly skilled professional who has generously shared her expertise, she began her career as a computer programmer for the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston from 1966 to 1967. She worked as a programmer and senior systems analyst for the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company in Portland, ME, from 1968 to 1977 and as a tax specialist for the Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company in Portland, ME, 1977 to 1979. In the midst of a divorce, Ms. Noyes Singer left her computer career, focusing on law school while supporting her daughter and mother. She earned a juris doctor from the University of Maine in 1978 and worked as an international personnel specialist for the prestigious consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc., specializing in immigration and tax aspects for internationally relocated personnel from 1979 to 1985. Ms. Noyes Singer then worked as a lawyer for Vacovec, Miller & Rothenberg, Brookline from 1985 to 1988, then becoming a partner from 1988 to 1990. She became a partner with Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP, in Newton, MA from 1990 to 2015, also serving of counsel from 2015 to 2016. Furthermore, she has been the co-founder and president for Windstar Publishing, Inc., from 2000 to 2011 as well as the co-founder and chairman of Windstar Technologies, Inc., from 1994 to 2011.
Responding well to change and unafraid to take risks, Ms. Noyes Singer had been the valedictorian of Kennebunk High School in 1962 and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine, graduating summa cum laude in 1966. Determined to learn about immigration and taxation law, Ms. Noyes Singer supported herself through college despite having limited financial resources. Following this accomplishment, she has been admitted to practice law with the US District Court of Maine in 1978, the US District Court of Massachusetts in 1979, the US Tax Court since 1985, the US Supreme Court in 1986, the US Court of Claims since 1989 and the 1st US Court Appeals since 1996. She has authored 11 tax guidebooks, over 100 articles, has given hundreds of seminars on tax and immigration-related topics and has written her memoir “When There Is No Wind, Row: One Woman’s Retrospective on the Most Transformative Changes Over the Past 50 Years.” Recognized for her success, she has been awarded the University of Maine Alumni Association’s Alumni Career Award in 2017 which she considers a career highlight since fewer than 12 women have received this award. In recognition of her success, Ms. Noyes Singer has been awarded with The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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