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Corporate Taxation Advisory Board

BNA's Corporate Taxation Advisory Board is comprised of esteemed professionals from renown corporations, universities, and government entities. Below is a listing of our current board members.

Leonard Silverstein
Leonard L. Silverstein is the founder of Silverstein and Mullens, which later became part of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, nonprofit organizations, charitable contributions and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department.

Leonard serves as founder of the highly regarded Tax Management publication series. For the past 50 years, Tax Management has produced and maintained more than 500 portfolios, monthly journals and periodicals, providing tax professionals and advisors with a sophisticated analysis, application and interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code.

Before he founded his own firm with Richard A. Mullens in 1960, Leonard served as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and on the legal advisory staff of the Treasury Department. His long history of professional and community service includes roles on the Advisory Group of the House Ways and Means Committee in the late 1950s, as executive director of the "Filer" Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs, as a member of President-elect Nixon's Task Force on Taxes, President Reagan's Committee on the Arts and Humanities and as a member of the IRS Commissioner's (Lawrence Gibbs) Exempt Organizations Advisory Group.

Richard S. Marshall Esq., is a Senior Tax Counsel with the Washington, D.C. office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Mr. Marshall focuses his practice on corporate and general business tax planning matters at the federal and state levels and represents clients in civil and criminal tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Marshall also serves as the Executive Director of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Advisory Boards, the Deputy Technical Director of the U.S. Income Portfolios and coordinator of the "Washington Items" feature of the Tax Management Memorandum. He is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A.), and the George Washington University (J.D. and LL.M.).

Jerald David August, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Herbert N. Beller, Esq., Sutherland Partner, Washington, DC.

Mark Boyer, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC.

Glen Carrington, CPA, Ernst & Young, Washington, DC.

Steven D. Conlon, Esq., Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, Illinois.

Peter J. Connors, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, New York, New York. B.A., Catholic University; J.D., University of Richmond; LL.M (in Taxation), New York University School of Law. Mr. Connors was a Senior Tax Accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co.; Attorney, Tax Department, Bondy & Schloss; Tax Manager, J.C. Penney & Co.; Senior Manager, KPMG; Principal and Director of International Capital Markets Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP; Tax Partner, Baker & McKenzie (1995 to 2001). CPA (New York).
James W. Forsythe, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Gregory M. Fowler, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC.

David C. Garlock, Esq., Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, DC.

Karen G. Gilbreath-Sowell, Esq., Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, DC.

Stuart J. Goldring, B.B.A., University of Michigan, 1979; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1982; LL.M. (in Taxation), New York University School of Law. Goldring is a Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, NY, and is an adjunct professor at the New York University Law School. He is a member of the New York Bar, ABA, New York State Bar Association (serves on Executive Committee of the Tax Section, and co-chair of Committee on Bankruptcy and Losses), Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Goldring is a co-author of Tax Planning for Troubled Corporations: Bankruptcy and Nonbankruptcy Restructurings (CCH 2009) and an author of numerous articles.  He is also a speaker on troubled company and restructuring tax issues.

Chip G. Harter, III, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC.

Richard M. Horwood, graduate of Colgate University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School; M.B.A., Financial Management, American University; LL.M., Taxation, George Washington University. Mr. Horwood is with the law firm of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. He has written extensively in legal journals and other trade publications and has lectured throughout the United States on various business, estate, and tax-related issues. Mr. Horwood is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is associated with numerous professional organizations, including the advisory boards of Tax Management, The Journal of Corporate Taxation, The Journal of Taxation of Investments, Personal Financial Planning, and the Chicago Estate Planning Council. Mr. Horwood was formerly with the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC.

Monte A. Jackel, Esq., Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Washington, DC.

David I. Kempler, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, DC.

E. Daniel Leightman, Esq., Gardner Wynne Sewell LLP, Houston, Texas.

Ellen C. MacNeil, CPA, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Washington, DC.

Thomas W. Mahoney, Jr., Esq., Deloitte & Touche, Washington, DC.

Thomas J. Matragrano, J.D., Hofstra University School of Law; B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Matragrano is a member of the New York State Bar and Tax Section, New York State Bar Association. He was formerly Attorney/Advisor for the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.

Patricia Ann Metzer, Esq., Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, Boston, Massachusetts.

Francis A. Muracca, Esq., Partner, Jones Day, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

James T. O'Hara, Esq., Jones Day, Washington, DC.

Patricia W. Pellervo, Esq., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, San Francisco, California.

Robert D. Schachat, Esq., Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, DC.

Mark J. Silverman, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Washington, DC.

James Sowell, KMPG LLP, Washington, DC.

Steven M. Surdell, Esq., Ernst & Young LLP, Chicago, Illinois.

Robert H. Wellen, Esq., Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered, Washington, DC.

James E. Wreggelsworth, Esq., Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, Washington.