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Joshua Bamfo - Senior Economic Consultant - Transfer Pricing, Ernst & Young, Atlanta.
Alison Bennett has been with BNA more than 17 years, 15 of them on the Daily Tax Report staff covering tax regulations and tax policy. She has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Arts in legislative affairs from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Her areas of specialization are international taxes, tax treaties, tax shelters, corporate taxes, and financial products.
Lydia Beyoud is a reporter for Daily Tax Report. She previously worked for the Investigative Reporting Workshop in Washington, D.C., as well as in magazine and book publishing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Portland State University in Portland, Ore., and a Master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University.
Alden J. Bianchi
Alden J. Bianchi, B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1974); J.D., Suffolk Law School (1978); LL.M., Georgetown Law Center (1979); LL.M. (tax), Boston University School of Law (1984); Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section; Massachusetts Bar (1978), Illinois and District of Columbia Bars (1979).
Herman B. Bouma, Esq. is a technical director with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC in Washington, D.C. and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.
Jane Bowling has been a copy editor for the Daily Tax Report since 1998. She previously worked as a legal affairs reporter and editor for the Daily Record in Baltimore, Md., and as an estates and trusts attorney. She holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and mathematics from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland.
Guy A. Bracuti is a principal in the International Corporate Services group of KPMG's Washington National Tax office.
Katherine Breaks, Senior Manager, Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services, Washington National Tax Practice.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville
KPMG LLP's Energy Sustainability Tax practice
Ernst & Young LLP, Atlanta
George Clarke --U.S. Marine, 1988 - 1992 (active) J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, 2003; B.S., Edgewood College, magna cum laude, 1998; George Clarke practices in the white collar, internal investigations, and tax areas and focuses on the defense of civil and criminal tax matters (including voluntary disclosure). Other elements of his practice include civil tax litigation and the defense of non-tax federal criminal matters, including allegations of impropriety under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other criminal laws of the United States. Mr. Clarke has substantial experience advising clients on the defense of foreign tax and non-tax criminal investigations and the effect those investigations have in the United States (particularly with respect to U.S. tax liability accrual provisions such as FIN 48). Clarke is currently with Miller & Chevalier.
John DerOhanesian is a senior manager in KPMG's International Corporate Services Group in San Diego, California.
James H. Ditkoff
James H. Ditkoff; Senior Vice President, Finance and Tax, Danaher Corporation,Washington, DC. Also served as Vice President-Finance and Tax from January 1991 to December 2002 and has served as Senior Vice President-Finance and Tax since December 2002.
George A. Famalett
George Famalett currently serves as Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Jose, CA. He specializes in state and local taxation for Fortune 500 companies.
Brett Ferguson joined Bloomberg BBNA in 1999 as a reporter and is currently the assistant managing editor of the Daily Tax Report. Brett spent six years covering economic policy and the Treasury Department for BBNA’s Daily Report for Executives, followed by another six years as a congressional reporter covering tax policy for Daily Tax Report. He has a B.A. in economics and journalism from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, and is the recipient of a Newsletter Journalism Award for Best Exclusive Story from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Diane Freda has worked for newspapers and newsletters over a 15-year reporting career in which she covered regulation and legislation affecting the Wall Street securities markets, and as a local government reporter. She has been with BNA since 2005, specializing in tax-exempt organizations, regulations affecting tax practitioners, and taxpayer issues such as private debt collection. She is a graduate of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
David A. Fruchtman is of counsel with Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. where he practices in the State and Local Tax Group.
Kevin Ghassomian is a partner with Dinsmore's Corporate Department and member of the firm's Family Wealth Planning Group. His practice focuses on the personal legal needs of business owners, corporate executives, high net worth individuals, and their families.
Marshall Gilinsky is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. and a member of the firm's Insurance Recovery Group.
B.A., Miami University of Ohio; J.D., University of Cincinnati; LL.M.(Taxation), Georgetown. Professor Gimigliano is Principal-In-Charge of Americas Climate Solutions and Energy Sustainability Tax Practice. Prior to that, he was the Senior Tax Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means, where he focuses on issues involving energy, cost recovery, accounting methods, tax credits, corporate reorganizations, the corporate alternative minimum tax, net operating losses and several other areas. Since joining the Committee in 2005, Professor Gimigliano has served as lead tax counsel on the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and has played a central role in hurricane relief legislation and in the enactment of the Tax Increase and Prevention Reconciliation Act (TIPRA). Prior to joining Ways and Means, he was a member of Ernst & Young’s tax practice for 11 years and from 2001 to 2005 he was National Director of Ernst & Young's Electric and Gas Energy tax practice. He has been a frequent speaker at industry tax conferences and has published a number of articles related to energy and utility taxation.
Ernst & Young LLP, Houston
David Harrison is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and came to BNA in 2004 as a Daily Tax Report copy editor. Before that, he was managing editor and then executive editor of Education Daily in Washington, D.C. He also has been a police reporter and education reporter in the Norfolk and Suffolk newsrooms of The Virginian-Pilot and Ledger Star.
Marc Heller joined the Daily Tax Report in August 2012 after a 22-year career in daily newspapers. A native New Yorker, He was previously Washington correspondent for the Watertown Daily Times in New York and a local reporter in upstate New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
KPMG Washington National Tax office
PricewaterhouseCoopers, San Francisco
Deborah Karet is a senior manager in KPMG's Washington National Tax's Excise Tax Practice and a former senior attorney in the Excise Tax Branch in the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries).
Marianne R. Kayan
Marianne Kayan served as an associate attorney with two Maryland law firms where she concentrated on estate planning, estate administration and tax. Marianne excels and enjoys working with a diverse group of clients, including non-US citizens, couples with young children, families with complex dynamics, nontraditional families, retirees, entrepreneurs and established business owners. Marianne is affiliated with Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Publications Committee 2009-2010; Fellow to the Section 2007-2009; Fiduciary Income Tax Group’s International Tax Planning Committee; Tax Section; Young Lawyers Section, American Bar Association, Estates, Trusts and Probate Section, District of Columbia Bar; Estate and Trust Law Section, Maryland Bar Association; Estate and Trust Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, Society of Financial Services Professionals. Ms. Kayan is currently with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Washington, D.C.
Kelly Kogan is a senior attorney with the law firm Chadbourne & Parke. Her practice focuses on advising U.S. and foreign clients on energy and tax issues arising from investments in renewable energy projects in and outside of the United States.
Mark Leeds; LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1990; J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1984; B.A., cum laude, Binghamton University State University of New York, 1981. Mark Leeds' professional practice focuses on the United States tax aspects of financial instruments and strategies. Mark is also the editor-in-chief of Derivatives: Financial Products Report, a Thomson/RIA monthly publication. Areas of concentration include structured finance, OTC and market-traded derivatives, financial products, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, structured products, REITs, RICs and REMICs. Currently with Greenberg Traurig LLC, New York.
Ernst & Young LLP's Business Tax Compliance division
Aaron Lorenzo joined the Daily Tax Report in 2013. He previously worked as a reporter for BBNA’s Daily Report for Executives, covering the U.S. economy, economic policy from the Treasury Department, and monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.
Elisabeth O. Madden
Elisabeth O. Madden is an attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. LLP, in New York City.
Ellen E. McCleskey
Ellen E. McCleskey returned to BNA in 2007 as a copy editor for Daily Tax Report after seven years at Deloitte Washington National Tax, where she worked primarily with Tax Policy group. From 1990-1997, she was a reporter for various BNA publications, including Health Care Policy and Medicare Report, World Food Regulation Review, and Product Safety and Liability Report. She was a copy editor on Tax Management’s Financial Products Report from 1997-2000. She holds a B.A. from Belhaven College, Jackson, Miss.
Erin McManus is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Erin was a state legislative analyst with MultiState Associates in Alexandria, Virginia. She has practiced law in Colorado with a focus on real estate and business transactions. Erin joined BNA in 2009, and works primarily in the area of credits and incentives.
Fred F. Murray
Fred F. Murray; B.A., Rice University; J.D. University of Texas at Austin. Fred Murray is an attorney (District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Texas (Board Certified in Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization), and various federal courts) and C.P.A (Maryland and Texas). He is Last Retiring Chair of the Administrative Practice Committee and current Chair of the Competent Authority and Tax Treaties Subcommittee of the US Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties Committee of the ABA Tax Section. His experience includes public law and accounting practice, government service as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division at the Department of Justice and as Special Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, as well as service as Vice President for Tax Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council and General Counsel and Director of Tax Affairs at the Tax Executives Institute. Mr. Murray serves as an adjunct member of the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches courses on international taxation and accounting for income taxes, Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, and other issues for corporate tax advisors. He also lectures at the New York University School of Law. Previously, Fred Murray was also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, and the University of Houston Law Center. Murray is currently Managing Director of Tax Practice Policy and Quality Grant Thornton LLP, U.S. member of Grant Thornton International.
Lee Oster, Tax Effective Supply Chain Management leader at Ernst & Young LLP.
Jeffrey Owens, a public finance expert, completed his doctoral work at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in 1973. In addition to his economic degrees, he is trained as an accountant. He is currently an international civil servant at the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, where he has focused his activities on the tax implications of the globalization of national economies, the broader policy issues that arise in the areas of cross-border direct and portfolio investment and tax administration. He has made numerous contributions to professional journals, has published a number of books ("The Growth of the Euro-Dollar market", “Local Government Finance: an international perspective”: “A Comparison of Tax Systems in North Africa and Europe") and has been the author of many OECD publications on taxation. Dr. Owens' position as Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD, his frequent participation in international conferences and business seminars and his high level contacts with representatives from governments and the business community have provided him with a unique international perspective on economic and tax policy issues.
Isabella Owen Perelman
Isabella Owen Perelman has been a Daily Tax Report copy editor since 2008. She has done freelance work that includes editing books, reports, and conference transcripts for the Organization of American States, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and other organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. She also has 17 years of experience as a managing editor of several scholarly journals at the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation in Washington, D.C. She has a B.A. in the Great Books program from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md.
J. Pat Powers
J. Pat Powers is a tax partner in the Palo Alto, Calif., office of Baker & McKenzie LLP. Powers focuses his practice on state tax planning and controversies.
Alexander Ripps serves as a legal editor for Daily Tax Report. He is a graduate of the Catholic University Columbus School of Law where he was president of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and a member of the Communications Law Institute. For his undergraduate studies, Alexander attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications-production and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Maryland.
Cheryl Saenz is news director for Bloomberg BNA’s Tax and Accounting Division, overseeing federal, state and international tax as well as accounting news.
Lewis J. Saret
Lewis J. Saret; George Washington University School of Law (1990; Juris Doctor); Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Accounting, Jesse H Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University; Lamar University (BA). Saret practices in the areas of federal income taxation; estate and gift taxation; international tax; business succession planning; corporate transactions (financial and tax implications); charitable and exempt organizations. Mr. Saret is also a Certified Public Accountant. He serves as Chairman, Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs; Chair, Planned Giving for B’nai B’rith International; Vice-Chair, Asset Protection Planning Committee, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, American Bar Association; Member, Forums Committee of the National Press Club (recipient of Vivien Award from the National Press Club in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Forums Committee); Member, D.C. Estate Planning Council; Member; Monte Jade Science and Technology Association. Mr. Saret is also a Certified Public Accountant. Moore & Bruce LLP, Washington, D.C.
Karen J. Saunders
Karen Saunders has been a copy editor for Daily Tax Report since 2010. She previously worked as a senior desk editor, copy editor, and page designer for the Orlando Sentinel in Florida, and as an assistant news editor, copy editor, wire editor, and page designer for the Tucson Citizen in Arizona. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication from the University at Buffalo in New York and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.
Matt Shaw is with KPMG LLP's Washington National Tax office.
Mark F. Sommer is a Partner and tax attorney resident in the Louisville office of the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he leads the Firm's Tax Teams.
Matthew R. Sontag is a manager in the International Corporate Services group of KPMG's Washington National Tax office.
Capitol Tax Partners
Capitol Tax Partners is Washington’s largest independent consulting firm specializing in tax legislative and regulatory matters. The firm’s principals offer their clients an intimate knowledge of the tax-writing and rulemaking process. They have more than 100 years of experience in senior positions with the congressional tax-writing committees and the United States Treasury Department, and many years of experience representing private sector clients regarding tax matters before Congress, Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.
Jacob L. Todres is a professor of law at St. John's University School of Law.
Lowell D. Yoder
Lowell D. Yoder, B.A. (1979, with highest distinction) and J.D. (1982, magna cum laude), University of Illinois; Order of the Coif; Law Review Editor; Law Clerk, The Honorable James M. Sprouse, Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; frequent lecturer on international tax topics; author of numerous articles on international taxation; member of the Tax Management International Journal Advisory Board, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Taxation, and member of the University of Chicago Law School's Federal Tax Conference Planning Committee; Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching International Taxation.
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