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Toshio Aritake

Toshio Aritake is a special correspondent for BNA.

Byrle M. Abbin, Esq.

Anderson Tax

Byrle Abbin has over 54 years of experience in tax practice. He is a nationally known authority in federal taxation, specializing in estate planning matters, specifically wealth succession planning and family business continuity for high net worth individuals. He has extensive experience with gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes, and income taxation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Heidi K. Abegg, Esq.

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP

Heidi Abegg focuses her practice on the representation of non-profit organizations, including charities, social welfare organizations, professional societies, trade associations, 527 organizations, candidates and political action committees, and for-profit and non-profit organizations related to running and road racing.

C. Chester Abell, Jr.

Ernst & Young LLP

C. Chester Abell, Jr. is a leader in Ernst & Young LLP’s Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory & Services group. As the Director of Tax Accrual Services, Chester is one of the firm’s leading authorities on accounting for income taxes (FASB ASC topic 740, codified from FAS 109) and on the tax aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (internal controls). He works closely with EY’s assurance practice to assist the firm’s clients and engagement teams in implementing today’s complex tax accounting principles. Chester also assisted in authoring the firm’s auditing guidance for income tax accounts. Chester was a firm leader during the adoption of FIN 48 (codified primarily in ASC 740-10) and participated in discussions with the FASB staff at that time to provide an understanding of certain implementation considerations. Since the issuance of the Standard, Chester has been a frequent speaker on the topic to both internal and external audiences.

Howard Abrams, Esq.

University of San Diego School of Law

Mr. Abrams clerked for Chief Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., of the United States Tax Court. He taught at Emory Law School from 1983 until 2014, was the William K. Jacobs, Jr., Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in 2013-14, and was the Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor at Yale Law School in in 2009. Abrams has also taught as a visiting professor at Berkeley and Cornell Law Schools. Abrams practiced in Los Angeles with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and in Washington, DC, with Steptoe & Johnson as well as with the National Office of Deloitte Tax.

Martín Acero

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría

Martin Acero is a partner at Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uria where he heads the Tax Department and co-heads the M&A Department. He specialises in structuring and implementing all aspects of M&A transactions, resolution of international corporate and tax law issues. He is experienced in reorganisation processes and tax planning in Colombia and abroad. His counsel to national and international clients in this area is recognised nationwide. Martín has advised multiple clients from diverse Colombian and International sectors in local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and has participated as advisor and facilitator for local and foreign clients in joint ventures and other types of associations. He has also advised local and foreign clients on national and territorial tax issues, and thanks to his knowledge of international tax matters, he has participated as advisor in multi-jurisdictional projects. Martín has participated hand in hand with Colombian tax authorities in the drafting and preparation of legal provisions, both statutory and regulatory. Mr. Acero is also a professor of International Taxation and International Corporate Law, Externado University and Corporate Law, at the Universidad del Rosario.

Salvador D, Aceves, MS Taxation, EdD, Associate Provost

Fordham University

Salvador D. Aceves has been Associate Vice President for Academic Financial Planning in the Office of the Provost at Fordham University since 2011. His primary responsibility is overseeing the development of the academic financial plan encompassing operational, restricted, grant, and capital funds. He is also the Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. Formerly, he was Vice Provost at the University of San Francisco (USF) serving as the University’s chief planning and budget officer, a role he held for six years. He also held a faculty position as Associate Professor of Accounting, teaching in both the School of Business and Management and the School of Law. At USF, his office was the 2008 recipient of the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award recognizing excellence in planning. Working with colleagues, he co-developed a strategic budget program for WACUBO focusing on the alignment of the University’s resources with its mission and vision. While at the University of San Francisco, he was also the recipient of five teaching awards and has been included in the “6.0” teaching club for best teaching at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He began his career as a tax associate with PriceWaterhouse and served as tax manager for Citibank.

His most recent research includes (1) Strategic, Organizational, and Cultural Fit: Effects on Performance in China-U.S. Joint Ventures, Heiman, Li, Chan, and Aceves. The paper was published in the spring 2008 issue of the Asia Business Journal; (2) Interest Expense Deductions (Bloomberg BNA), Daher and Aceves, published in September 2007. He actively works with organizations on strategic initiatives. In 2008, he helped the CEO of a major U.S. cosmetic firm implement the Balanced Scorecard in its Chinese subsidiary. In 2009, he was appointed to the Editorial Board of the American Accounting Association AAACommons, an innovative platform to connect accounting faculty from around the globe. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, The Institute of Management Accountants, and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Alan S. Acker, Esq.

Carlile Patchen & Murphy

An attorney with the law firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Alan Acker practices Family Wealth and Estate Planning with an emphasis on estate and gift taxation, income taxation of trusts and estates, charitable giving, and probate law. He is a former Franklin County, Ohio Probate Court Judge. Alan has practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, Chicago, Illinois, as well as Columbus, Ohio, with primary responsibility for estate planning. Alan is the creator of Estate Drafter, a web-based system to help Ohio attorneys in the drafting of trusts, wills, financial powers of attorney​, and prenuptial agreements​.

Robert E. Ackerman

Bob Ackerman serves as a technical advisor assisting multinational organizations with global transfer pricing planning, tax-effective supply chain practices, documentation, and local-country controversy resolution. Bob has extensive experience in the development and implementation of tax strategies regarding the migration of intangibles and execution of licensing and cost sharing arrangements. Bob's experience also includes a significant emphasis on resolution of international transfer pricing controversies at audit and Competent Authority. Bob has 35 years experience involving international tax and transfer pricing issues with Ernst & Young LLP, Ernst & Young's U.S. practice, and the Internal Revenue Service. Bob was the initial Director of the Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) program at the Internal Revenue Service. Bob holds a M.A. from Syracuse University and is a certified public accountant. 

Anita Beth Adams, Esq.

Anita Beth Adams, J.D., Columbia University School of Law; B.A., University of Mississippi; Member, New York State Bar Association.

Lynn Afeman

KPMG, LLP

A Managing Director in KPMG’s Accounting Methods and Credits Services practice, Lynn leads the East Fixed Asset Services practice. Lynn is a nationally recognized specialist in capitalization and cost recovery issues.

Surendra Agrawal, Ph.D.

University of Memphis

Dr. Agrawal is a Professor of Accounting, Emeritus, at the School of Accountancy, University of Memphis. He has been a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Institute of Management Accounting, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Decision Sciences Institute, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has authored several books and his papers have appeared in numerous professional journals published in many countries.

Miguel Durham Agrellos

Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho

Miguel Durham Agrellos is a counsel in the Porto office of Uría Menéndez. He joined in November 2004 when the law firm Vasconcelos, F. Sá Carneiro, Fontes & Associados merged with Uría Menéndez.

Akira Akamatsu, Esq.

White & Case LLP

Tax attorney Akira Akamatsu counsels both national and international clients on tax examinations, litigation, advance pricing arrangements and competent authority consultations under tax treaties. He is additionally noted for his scholarly contributions as both a lecturer and author.  Dr. Akira Akamatsu served at the National Tax Agency (NTA) National Office and the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau from 1975 to 1990. His last position was as a NTA International Examination Section Chief.

Steve Akers, J.D.

Bessemer Trust

Steve R. Akers, JD, is a Managing Director with Bessemer Trust in Dallas, Texas, where he is Senior Fiduciary Counsel, Southwest Region. Mr. Akers is a member of the Advisory Committee to the University of Miami Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and is a frequent speaker at that Institute, as well as other estate planning seminars across the country. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law and continues to serve on various committees of that Section. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Regent, and Chair of the Business Planning Committee. He is a past editor of the ACTEC Law Journal. He is also a past Chair of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section and of the Dallas Bar Probate, Trusts and Estates Section. He is a co-author of A Planning Guide to Buy-Sell Agreements and Estate Planning After the Tax Relief and Job Creation Action Act of 2010.

Christine Albright, Esq.

Holland & Knight LLP

A partner at Holland & Knight LLP, Christine L. Albright concentrates on counseling high-net-worth individuals and family groups in all facets of sophisticated wealth and estate planning and protection, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, income taxation of estates and trusts, and succession planning for closely held and family businesses. She also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates regarding all aspects of trust and estate administration, the review and preparation of estate and generation-skipping transfer tax returns, the analysis of fiduciary income tax matters, and trust construction and reformation suits and other contested trust and estate matters. She represents parties in seeking private letter rulings and in handling tax audits for federal estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and fiduciary income tax matters. See more at: http://www.hklaw.com/Christine-Albright/#sthash.4QSEXKPS.dpuf

Education:
J.D., University of Michigan Law School magna cum laude
B.A., University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction

Jacqueline T. Albus, Esq.

Jacqueline T. Albus, B.S. and J.D. from St. Louis University. Currently an Associate at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis, MO.

Peter C. Alegi, Esq.

 Peter C. Alegi, Rome, Italy. B.A. and LL.B from Yale University.

Maxim Alekseyev, Esq.

ALRUD

Maxim Alekseyev is co-founder and Senior Partner of ALRUD, and an expert in foreign economic and business activity, investments, corporate and commercial issues. He is acknowledged as leading Russian expert in both domestic and global tax advice.

Jeanelle Alemar-Escabi, Esq.

Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLP

Ms. Alemar-Escabí joined Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC in 2006, and is a member of the tax practice group. Before joining the Firm, Jeanelle served as tax advisor for the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department from 2001 to 2004. Jeanelle’s practice includes advising clients on federal and state income tax issues, corporate taxation, and the design and implementation of corporate reorganizations. Also, she advises clients as to local taxation issues such as property, municipal license, excise, and sales and use taxes. She has experience negotiating tax exemption grants and tax credits under the Puerto Rico Tax Incentives Act and the Puerto Rico Tourism Development Act. In addition, Jeanelle has participated in the design, execution and amendment of tax qualified and non-qualified benefits plans, and has assisted clients in complying with the filing requirements established by the Puerto Rico and Federal governmental agencies. Jeanelle is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Notary Public.

Michele J. Alexander, Esq.

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Whether she’s working on a $1 billion or a $10 million deal, Michele Alexander is one of those rare lawyers who can explain in plain English how complicated tax rules will affect her clients’ business goals. With a steadfast focus on achieving these goals, she helps execute her clients’ transactions in the most tax-efficient manner possible. This is a talent Michele has nurtured over nearly two decades as a tax lawyer, navigating everything from straightforward stock purchases to the most complicated transactions and structures.

Natanya Allan, Esq.

Cochran & Allan, LLC

Natanya Holland Allan has dedicated her entire career to estate planning and charitable matters.  She attended law school specifically to practice in these areas and enjoys working with individuals and families to understand their needs and design individualized estate plans to meet their goals.  Natanya was recently recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Advisor for her expertise in estate planning and charitable giving.

Julie Allen, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Julie M. Allen is a Transaction Group Partner in the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Washington National Tax Services office where she consults with clients and practice offices on federal taxation issues involving corporations and their shareholders.

Michael Alles, Ph.D.

Rutgers University, Department of Accounting & Information Systems<b></b>

Dr. Michael Alles is a professor at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School. Prior to Rutgers, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin, New York University and Southern Methodist University. His specialties are the design of strategic control systems, continuous auditing, management accounting and corporate governance. He is widely published in all these areas. Dr. Alles holds a PhD from Stanford Business School and a First Class Honors in Economics from the Australian National University. He has served on the executive committee of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, was co-chair of the 2004 mid-year Management Accounting Research Symposium and has helped organize numerous other conferences around the world on corporate governance and continuous auditing. He is now the editor of the International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, published by Palgrave Macmillan in London.

Mark Allison, Esq.

Caplin & Drysdale

Mark D. Allison is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's New York office. Mr. Allison's practice involves complex federal, state, and cross-border tax controversy and litigation matters; related civil, criminal, and regulatory proceedings; and internal investigations. He represents multinational corporations, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals and professional athletes in proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys' Office, and other government regulators.  Mark is also an adjunct professor, New York University School of Law, 2009-present.

Peter J. Allman, Esq.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Peter J. Allman is special counsel in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP. His practice involves advising public and private companies in all aspects of their employee benefit programs, including matters relating to the design, implementation and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement and deferred compensation arrangements. Peter also regularly advises clients on issues involving welfare benefit programs, including COBRA, cafeteria plans and health care reform.

Herbert H. Alpert, Esq.

Feingold & Alpert

Mr. Alpert is of counsel to the firm of Feingold and Alpert. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1956 where he was an editor of the Law Review. Prior to Mr. Alpert becoming a member of the firm, and apart from the period during which he served in the office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department, Mr. Alpert was associated with and a senior partner of Roberts & Holland for over 39 years. Mr. Alpert has acted as lead tax counsel to some of the largest real estate developers in North America in connection with the structuring of their various arrangements, as well as counsel to foreign governments in connection with their tax treaty and other negotiations. Mr. Alpert has lectured before various professional groups and has authored numerous articles on various technical matters. Currently, he is a co-editor of the Journal of Taxation's International Department.

Rakesh Alshi, Esq,

Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Chartered Accountants

Rakesh is a Partner in the Tax practice of Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP with over 18 years of experience. He is specialized in Transfer Pricing, International Tax, Structuring and other fields of professional work. He serves some of the largest Indian & multinational companies. With his experience of working in Deloitte’s Chicago office for more than a year & various other involvements with the US, UK, Australian and other offices, he brings his international experience to the table. He is the author of various articles on transfer pricing and international tax published in the Economic Times, Financial Express, Kokusai Zhimo (Japan), International Tax Review, UK and Bureau of National Affairs, Washington D.C. He is also a contributor to the distant learning course on Transfer Pricing which is organized by IMF Academy, Netherlands.

Peter R. Altenburger

ALTENBURGER LTD

Peter Altenburger is the founding partner of the Altenburger Ltd. He focuses on domestic and international corporate tax law in connection with M&A transactions, reorganisations as well as re-domiciliations. He has long-standing experience with respect to double taxation treaties and is a board member of the Tax Chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

Lucinda A. Althauser, Esq.

 Lucinda A. Althauser, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP. Ms. Althauser, as a registered patent attorney with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the fields of computer-implemented methodologies, medical devices, biotechnology, and mechanical devices. She assists client with the management of their intellectual property portfolios, prosecutes and procures U.S. trademark rights, manages foreign patent and trademark prosecution matters, and has represented clients in connection with proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.

Z. Daniel Altman, Esq.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dan Altman is Special Counsel with the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell where his focus is on U.S. domestic and international taxation, cross border M&A, joint ventures and partnerships, investments, capital markets, hybrid financial instruments, patents, bankruptcies, real estate and more. Dan was awarded the International Fiscal Association (IFA) Mitchell B. Carroll Prize in 2006 for best dissertation in the field of tax.

Filippo Amato, Esq.

Jones Day

Filippo Amato is a Senior Associate with Jones Day in Belgium. 

John Amato

General Electric Company

John Amato is State Tax Counsel with General Electric Company in Stamford, Connecticut where he is responsible for state income and franchise tax audits, appeals, and litigation for the GE financial services group of companies. John has spoken for various organizations such as the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Council on State Taxation (COST), Interstate Tax Corporation, Paul J. Hartman SALT Forum, and the Equipment Lessors and Finance Association. He has co-authored various articles on state taxation which have appeared in such journals as the Journal of State Taxation, the Journal of California Taxation, and Interstate Tax Insights.

James Amdur

James Amdur has extensive experience in federal, state, and local tax planning and proceedings, with an emphasis on telecommunications and regulated utilities.

Phillip Ameen

 Philip D. Ameen, CPA, Vice President and Comptroller, General Electric Company.

Valerie Amerkhail

Economic Consulting Services, LLC

Valerie Amerkhail joined Economic Consulting Services, LLC in 1998, after almost twelve years of transfer pricing experience in Big 6 accounting firms, most recently as a partner at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.

Richard Andersen, Esq.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Richard Andersen is the WilmerHale’s principal international tax lawyer, with more than three decades of experience providing solutions to the global tax challenges faced by international investors and multinational companies. Drawing on his background in the M&A, finance, investment fund and real estate sectors, he assists individual, family, corporate and institutional clients—worldwide and across all industries—with their compliance obligations, and develops effective and practical responses to their cross-border structuring and operational needs and opportunities. As US and overseas businesses and investors “go global” sooner and more often than ever before, his advice helps avoid pitfalls and secure tax planning benefits around the world.

Richard Andersen, Esq.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Richard Andersen is the WilmerHale’s principal international tax lawyer, with more than three decades of experience providing solutions to the global tax challenges faced by international investors and multinational companies. Drawing on his background in the M&A, finance, investment fund and real estate sectors, he assists individual, family, corporate and institutional clients—worldwide and across all industries—with their compliance obligations, and develops effective and practical responses to their cross-border structuring and operational needs and opportunities. As US and overseas businesses and investors “go global” sooner and more often than ever before, his advice helps avoid pitfalls and secure tax planning benefits around the world.

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, New York University (1987)
J.D., Columbia Law School (1981)
B.A., Columbia University (1978), magna cum laude

Michael Anderson

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Michael represents a number of quoted clients in the United Kingdom including Hornby plc, Stagecoach Theatre Arts plc, K3 Business Technology Group plc, Lombard Medical Technologies plc and European Islamic Investment Bank plc. Michael acts both for companies and for corporate finance houses in connection with equity capital markets work on both the Official List and AIM and on public and private M&A transactions, particularly in the healthcare sector.

Mario J. Andrade Perilla

Mario J. Andrade P., Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (LL.M. in Corporate Law; M.Sc. in Public Finance); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (J.D.); Professor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota); Adjunct Professor, Universidad de Nuestra Senora del Rosario (Bogota); member, Colombia Tax Law Institute; member, American Bar Association; Licensed to practice law in the Republic of Colombia; President of International Fiscal Association (IFA) — Colombian Chapter. 

Federico Andreoli

Federico Andreoli was mitted to the Bar in 1993 and joined Maisto e Associati in 1995. In the same year, Mr. Andreoli performed an assignment as research associate with the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). Mr. Andreoli specializes in international tax planning, cross-border financing, and M&A transactions with Studio Maisto e Muscali.

Joseph Andrus, Esq.

Former Head, Transfer Pricing Unit

Mr. Andrus retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2011 and was appointed head of the Transfer Pricing Unit within the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division of the OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration. After serving in this role for nearly three years, Mr. Andrus returned to private practice as a Transfer Pricing Consultant. Mr. Andrus is a member of the International Fiscal Association; member, American Bar Association Tax Section; member, DC Bar Tax Section; and is also an adjunct professor, Graduate Tax Programs at Chicago Kent College of Law and Boston University College of Law.

N. Todd Angkatavanich, Esq.

Withers Bergman LLP

Todd’s practice is focused on tax, trusts and estates, and business succession matters for affluent individuals and their families.  He regularly advises domestic and international families and family offices with respect to creating trust and related business structures to preserve, protect and grow family wealth for multiple generations in a tax efficient manner.

Barbara Angus, Esq.

Barbara M. Angus, Esq. is with Ernst & Young LLP's International Tax Services division in Washington, D.C. and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

Edwin Antolin

Silverstein & Pomerantz, LLP

Edwin P. Antolin is a partner in the Silverstein & Pomerantz’s San Francisco office. Mr. Antolin’s practice focuses on the resolution of state and local tax controversies through negotiation and litigation. He also advises clients on the state and local tax ramifications of various business transactions. He has represented businesses and individuals in state and local tax cases before both administrative tribunals and trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court where Mr. Antolin assisted in representing the taxpayer in Hunt-Wesson, Inc. v. California Franchise Tax Board, 120 S. Ct. 1022 (2000). Mr. Antolin has extensive experience advising taxpayers in matters involving income and franchise taxes, sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes, utility taxes, employment taxes, environmental taxes, real estate transfer taxes, and local taxes. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Antolin practiced with Morrison & Foerster LLP’s state and local tax group.

J. Clark Armitage, Esq.

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

J. Clark Armitage, an experienced lawyer in the transfer pricing sector, joined Caplin & Drysdale as a Member in 2013.  Mr. Armitage's core practice is advising multinational corporations on transfer pricing in all contexts, from planning to cross-border dispute resolution.  He has a particularly strong background interacting with tax authorities on advance pricing agreements (APAs) and Competent Authority matters for corporations in a wide range of industries. 

Martin Armstrong, CPP, MBA

Martin Armstrong, CPP, MBA, is Senior Director of Payroll Shared Services for Time Warner Cable in Charlotte, North Carolina. Martin is a vice president with the American Payroll Association, was named that organization's 2008 Payroll Man of the Year, and is an active speaker, teacher and publication writer for the American Payroll Association. He is also past recipient of the APA's Meritorious Service Award and Special Recognition Award. 

Brian Arthur, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Brian Arthur practices in the areas of international and federal taxation in the Firm’s New York office. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, he was an attorney advisor at the United States Tax Court. He is also an active member of the J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of Court at the US Tax Court, and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Arthur focuses his practice on transfer pricing and federal income tax controversy matters for multinational companies in several industries.

Adolfo Atchabahian

ESTUDIO ATCHABAHIAN

Adolfo Atchabahian received his doctorate in Economic Science from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a former judge of the National Tax Court in Argentina (1960–07) and professor of Public Finance and Tax Law at the University of Buenos Aires (1957–67 and 1980–03). A tax expert and Director at the Office of Public Finance of the Organization of American States (1967–76), Mr. Atchabahian is a former consultant at the U.N. Center on Transnational Corporations; consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association and former member of its Permanent Scientific Committee and a member and former president of the Argentinean Association of Fiscal Studies.

Abel Adolfo Atchabahian, Dr.

ESTUDIO ATCHABAHIAN

Abel Atchabahian, lawyer, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires; lecturer at the Chamber of Commerce of Argentina; tax litigation practitioner before the National Supreme Court of Justice, as well as at various Courts of Appeal throughout Argentina, the National Tax Court, and the administrative tax agencies of the federal government, the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires; author of several articles dealing with tax matters published in Argentine publications; member of the Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (1999); admitted to the Bar Association of Buenos Aires since 1999 and Judiciary Department of San Isidro, province of Buenos Aires, since 2002; member of the Asociacin Argentina de Estudios Fiscales since 2003.

James Atkinson, Esq.

KPMG LLP

James L. Atkinson practices in the area of federal income taxation, with a focus on federal tax accounting issues. James has significant policy-level experience with federal tax administration, having held a number of senior leadership positions with the Internal Revenue Service's National Office, including Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting). As Associate Chief Counsel, James was the senior executive in charge of a division of over one hundred attorneys and had responsibility for nearly all aspects of the IRS's development and administration of a wide range of tax accounting issues, including accounting methods and periods; the determination, characterization, and timing of income and deductions; capitalization; and many other areas. Prior to joining KPMG, James was a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Miller & Chevalier.

Ronald D. Aucutt, Esq.

McGuireWoods LLP

Ron Aucutt is the Co-chair of McGuireWoods' private wealth services group, and was named 2012 "Washington, D.C., Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. The Washingtonian recognized him as one of Washington's 31 "Best Lawyers" (December 2011) and as one of the top 30 "Stars of the Bar" (December 2009). He holds Chambers USA's "Band 1" ranking for Wealth Management, and in 2009, he was elected to the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Estate Planning Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner.

Ernest F. Aud, Jr. Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Now in private practice with focus on controversy management with respect to transfer pricing issues and IP migration, Ernest Aud spent 18 years as a Partner at Ernst & Young. During his tenure at EY, he served as Global Co-Chair of Transfer Pricing Practice and U. S. Transfer Pricing Practice, founder and partner-in charge of global Tax Effective Supply Chain Practice and partner-in-charge of the Chicago International Tax Practice.

Jerald August, Esq.

Fox Rothschild LLP

Jerry August is co-chair of the Fox Rothschild’s Taxation & Wealth Planning Practice and practices out of their Philadelphia and West Palm Beach offices. His nationally recognized reputation and experience in taxation includes federal income taxation, including corporate and partnership taxation; international taxation, federal transfer taxation; tax litigation and tax controversy, including trials before the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims and applicable Federal District Courts and appellate argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and estate planning for owners of closely held businesses and high-net worth individuals.  

Scott A. Avery, Esq.

Scott A. Avery, B.S.B.A., University of Arizona (1989) 

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

University of Michigan Law School

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, a specialist in corporate and international taxation, is the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and director of the International Tax LLM Program at University of Michigan. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on tax competition, and is a member of the steering group for OECD's International Network for Tax Research. He is also a trustee of the American Tax Policy Institute, a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Tax Counsel, and an international research fellow at Oxford University's Centre for Business Taxation. In addition to prior teaching appointments at Harvard University (law) and Boston College (history), he practiced law with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York; with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York; and with Ropes & Gray in Boston.

Dan Axelsen, Ph.D.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Dan Axelsen, Ph.D., is a Partner in the Transfer Pricing Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Currently based in Jakarta and specializing in transfer pricing as an economist, Dan has experience across most industry types including O&G, financial services, consumer products, retail, media, industrial products, technology, and telecom. He has worked on all key transaction types including the valuation of intangible property and the pricing of all types of financial transactions. Significant dispute resolution experience both in the U.S. and around the globe.
Dan specializes in the design and implementation of complex economic models used in the context of transfer pricing practice. Axelsen assists clients with transfer pricing planning and documentation and has published extensively in economics. 

Robert Bachner, Esq.

Phillips Nizer LLP

Senior Counsel in the New York office of Phillips Nizer LLP, Robert Bachner engages in a broad spectrum of real estate practice involving properties throughout the United States.  He frequently guides clients through tax sensitive transactions, including tax free exchanges, deferred dispositions and estate planning for family owned real estate. 

Laura A. Baek, Esq.

 Laura A. Baek is an attorney-advisor in the Taxpayer Advocate Service of the Internal Revenue Service. She is a graduate of New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business (B.S.), Hofstra University School of Law (J.D.), and New York University School of Law (LL.M.). Ms. Baek is a licensed certified public accountant in Maryland and an attorney licensed in New York and Washington, D.C.

Noah S. Baer, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Noah S. Baer is an Executive Director in Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department. He was also Domestic and International Tax Counsel at Mobil Corporation; Senior Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries Division), Internal Revenue Service; Senior Litigation Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Department of Energy; Litigation Associate, Tenzer, Greenblatt, Fallon & Kaplan, New York, NY; and a member of the  District of Columbia bar.

Richard C. Baier, J.D., CLU, ChFC, FLMI, CAP, AEP, CRPC, CFP

The Nautilus Group®

Richard is a Corporate Vice President for The Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company. As a professional with more than 35 years of legal experience in financial, estate, business and benefits planning, his previous roles have included Assistant Vice President of Advanced Sales for Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company, and later Lincoln Financial, in Greensboro, NC; Executive Director of Advanced Underwriting for General American Life Insurance Company in St. Louis, MO; Executive Director of Salary Deferral Programs for Paragon Life Insurance Company; and owner of Advantage Publishers, where he published a monthly estate and business planning newsletter on diskette for use by insurance companies, agents, and attorneys. 

David B. Bailey, Esq.

David B. Bailey, Duke University (A.B. 1994); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1999); New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2001); Executive Editor, The Tax Lawyer; Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review.

Annabelle Bailleul-Mirabaud

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre

Education:

Edwin H. Baker, Esq.

 Edwin H. Baker, Epstein Becker & Green, PC in New York, NY.

Einar Bakko

 Einar Bakko is based in Taxand Norway where he is a partner with Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA. Einar specializes in tax and corporate law. He has acted as lead lawyer in several major Norwegian and international transactions and restructurings. Einar acts as outside legal counsel for several companies, providing advice from start-up through the stock exchange listing, and during daily operations. In recent years, much of his focus has been on renewable energy and clean technology.

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA

Miami University

Brian Ballou, Ph.D., CPA, has actively taught, researched, and worked with executives in enterprise risk management and reporting in varying capacities since 1999. His graduate-level enterprise risk management and reporting course is one of the only courses of its kind in the United States and is taught utilizing a corporate governance perspective. He has conducted executive education courses on enterprise risk management and reporting since 2001. He also has taught, researched, and worked with executives in governance-oriented, business risk based auditing approaches since 1998, including extensive seminars conducted for KPMG throughout the United States each summer since 1999, an upcoming textbook utilizing a global enterprise risk management approach to auditing, and membership on the AICPA Risk Assessment Task Force. He also has taught and published articles relating to fraud investigation and forensic accounting. His articles and instructional cases in the area have been published in academic and practitioner journals. Dr. Ballou has received grants related to risk management from the Economic Development Administration.  Dr. Ballou has worked as a senior analyst for LEXIS/NEXIS (1991–92), senior associate for Ernst & Young, LLP (1989–1991), and postgraduate intern at the FASB (1988–89).

Niklas Bång, Esq.

Skeppsbron Skatt

Niklas is the Deputy Managing Director of Skeppsbron Skatth, the leading independent firm of tax in Sweden. He has provided advice on Swedish and international corporate taxation in most sectors for nearly 20 years, specializing in the taxation aspects of international corporate restructuring. His areas of practice include international taxation, Swedish corporate taxation, transaction taxation and transfer pricing.  Prior to joining Skeppsbron Skatt in 2005, Mr. Bång practiced at both Ernst & Young and the Swedish Tax Agency.

Russell Banigan

Deloitte Tax LLP

Russell W. Banigan is a Director in the Multistate Tax Services Group of Deloitte Tax LLP, Tri–State Region (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut). Since 1984, he has devoted his full–time efforts to providing multistate tax consultation services, with an emphasis on the financial services industry, merger and acquisition transactions, and advanced tax strategies. Russell is currently a member of the New York State Business Council Tax Committee and has served on the State and Local Tax Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and previously served on the State and Local Tax Committee of the Wall Street Tax Association, the New York State Society of CPAs and various other New York State/Industry tax committees. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Bureau of National Affairs State Tax Portfolio Series.

Robert Barbetti

Private Bank, JP Morgan, The

Robert K. Barbetti is a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Private Bank's Advice Lab. Mr. Barbetti focuses on maximizing and optimizing executive compensation for insiders, strategies on single stock positions, employment and severance packages, pre-IPO planning, M&A transactions and capital market solutions for executive compensation. He was one of the architects of J.P. Morgan's tradable stock option program, used by Microsoft in 2003 to cure its "underwater" stock option problem.

Vara Barnes, Esq.

Vara Barnes is an Editor for BNA Tax & Accounting and contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Lewis Barr, Esq.

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Lewis T. Barr has over 40 years' experience as a tax lawyer counseling individuals and businesses in federal and state taxation. He serves small and mid-sized corporations as general counsel and represents large corporations as special tax counsel. He works with individuals on estate plans and advises family business owners on structures, transfers and reorganizations. Mr. Barr is a member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel.

Rafic Barrage, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Rafic H. Barrage is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group. He has over 14 years of broad international tax planning and controversy experience. Mr. Barrage advises clients on a variety of issues, including restructuring and entity rationalization, IP migration, supply chain planning and principal structures, e-commerce and cloud computing, deferral and repatriation planning, foreign tax credit planning, and pre- and post-acquisition planning. Mr. Barrage is a recognized leader in his field by The Legal 500 (2010 and 2011) (described as one of the “impressive younger partners” and “technically very strong”) and as one of the Tax Controversy Leaders by the International Tax Review (2011 and 2012). Mr Barrage is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches the international tax course, International Business Planning Workshop.

Yuri Barrueco, Esq.

Yuri Barrueco, Esq. is with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Mexico City, Mexico and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

George Barry

Deloitte

George Barry is with the Chicago office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Previously, Mr. Berry was a principal with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago and the Manager of the Income Tax Legal Division of the Illinois Department of Revenue. He earned his B.A. degree in Economics in 1970, and received a J.D. degree cum laude in 1973 from Northwestern University.

Johanna V. Bartlett, Esq.

 Johanna V. Bartlett, Attorney in Rochester, NY.

Gregory L. Barton, Esq.

Gregory L. Barton, University of Notre Dame, B.S. (1980); University of Southern California, M.S. (1981); University of Chicago, J.D. (1985); former attorney–advisor, Office of Management and Budget; law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard A. Posner (1985–86); former lecturer, World Trade Institute and University of Southern California Tax Institute; former panelist, Northwestern University Transfer Pricing Conference; member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers; admitted to practice, Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Tax Court. 

Fred Basehore, Jr., CPP

Fred A. Basehore, Jr., CPP, is Owner/Principal of F.A. Basehore & Associates, which offers payroll consulting to the general public. Fred, a past American Payroll Association "Payroll Man of the Year," is a charter member of the APA National Speakers Bureau, and teaches many APA courses such as Preparing for Year End. He is a member of APA's Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force-Best Practices Subcommittee, and serves on the Board of Contributing Writers.

Robert A. Baskerville, Esq.

Robert A. Baskerville, University of Washington (B.A., 1966; J.D., 1973; LL.M., 1981); member, Washington State Bar. 

Joel Bassett, Esq.

Joel E. Bassett, Esq. is the Technical Editor for BNA's International Journal and a contributing editor of the Weekly Report.

Kathleen Ford Bay, Esq.

Lippincott Phelan Veidt PLLC

A partner at Lippincott Phelan Veidt PLLC in Austin, Texas, Kathleen Ford Bay represents individuals with questions and issues related to their own Wills and, when helpful to the clients, revocable management trusts, and related planning for potential disability and documents like financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and living wills. Kathleen is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Kathleen's practice focuses on Estate and Disability Planning; Probate Law; Elder Law; Trusts & Estates; Federal, Estate, and Gift Taxation; Guardianships; and Fiduciary Defense and Disputes (often representing the beneficiary of an estate or the trustee who wants to obtain information and understand the administration of the estate or trust). With proper tax planning, she assists individuals in minimizing and even avoiding estate and gift taxes. Kathleen also represents non-profit organizations, primarily 501(c)(3) charities, in their everyday dealings (contracts, insurance, etc.), their dealings with the state (franchise and sales tax exemptions), and Federal government (recognition and maintenance of tax-exempt status, unrelated business taxable income, etc.)

Education:
J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, (1979) high honors, Order of the Coif (Top Ten Class Rank)
B.A., English & Behavioral Sciences, Rice University (1974)

Mark Beams, Esq.

 Mark Beams Esq., retired from General Electric Corporation, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Tony Beare

Tony Beare is a Tax Specialist with Slaughter & May in London, England.

Alice Beck

Alice W. Beck is with the Philadelphia office of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis–Cohen LLP in the tax department and concentrates her practice in state and local tax law. Before joining the firm, Ms. Beck served as Divisional Deputy Solicitor to the City of Philadelphia where she managed the Tax Division of the City Solicitor's office. Earlier, she clerked for the Honorable Edward G. Biester, Jr. Ms. Beck attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude in 1981. She received her law degree in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is also Co–Chair of the Real Property Subcommittee on Taxes Affecting Real Estate of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Advocacy of Temple University School of Law.

Edward J. Beckwith, Esq.

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Ed Beckwith is nationally recognized for his skill and commitment as counsel to high net worth families and charities across the country. He serves as the national leader of BakerHostetler's Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving practice. Ed’s experience includes the legal and administrative specialties required to establish and successfully guide the operations of charitable and educational organizations, healthcare institutions, and trade associations. He advises families, family offices, and their professionals with respect to the tax-efficient accumulation, management, and distribution of their personal wealth. His advice is often sought with respect to the governance and "best practices" of such organizations and the maintenance of their tax-exempt status, as well as the tax and practical aspects of contributions and other financial support programs. A significant aspect of Ed's practice involves the application of the tax laws to family and business financial arrangements, including the preparation of related documents to conserve and transfer wealth, the administration of such arrangements, and the representation of clients before legislative, judicial and regulatory branches of government at all levels.

Lewis F. Beers, III

 Lewis F. Beer, B.A. from Union College - Schenectady, NY, and J.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Frank Beil

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Two-time recipient of University of Minnesota's "Teacher of the Year" award, Frank Beil is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the Carlson School of Management, a position he has held for more than 17 years. His teaching responsibilities involve Financial Statement Analysis and Auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions and Derivatives. He also teaches a senior level Business Planning course in Entrepreneurial Studies. He has co-authored two practitioner oriented texts for Bloomberg BNA on Revenue Recognition and is currently writing a books on Revenue Recognition: Principles and Practices; Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, and Accounting for Business Combinations for Business Expert Press.

Marc Bekerman, Esq.

Law Office of Marc Bekerman

Marc is a solo practitioner specializing in Trusts and Estates with experience in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and trust litigation. He is also an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School where he also served as the Associate Director for the Graduate Tax Program. Marc is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and California as well as several federal courts including the United States Tax Court. Prior to owning his own practice, Marc was a partner with Fleischman & Bekerman, LLP, and associated with several New York law firms.  He has served in a variety of capacities for the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association and currently serves as co-chair of its Skills Training for Estate Planners program. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and formerly served on its Standing Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Dennis I. Belcher, Esq.

McGuireWoods LLP

A Partner at McGuireWoods, Dennis routinely represents high-net worth individuals, families and family offices on a variety of sensitive and complex estate and business planning matters. He also focuses his practice on estate and trust administration, charitable planning, and sensitive fiduciary litigation and dispute resolution. 

Kevin Bell

Kevin A. Bell is a Staff Writer/Editor at BNA Tax and Accountings Transfer Pricing Report.

Herbert Beller, Esq.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

Herb has practiced tax law in Washington for 45 years, focusing on corporate and other transactional tax planning, tax controversies, IRS National Office representations and exempt organization matters. He successfully guides clients through tax issues in connection with taxable and tax-free acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and other restructurings involving domestic and foreign entities; negotiates large case settlements with IRS Appeals Offices throughout the country; and litigates cases at the trial and appellate court levels. Herb came to Sutherland as a partner in 1998, and continues to practice with the firm since joining the tax faculty at Northwestern University School of Law in 2009.

Janet Benedetti, Content Development Specialist

Jan Benedetti received a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University. She practiced law as a legal aid attorney representing indigent clients in civil matters before joining BNA in 1988. She has worked on a variety of publications at BNA as a reporter and editor. 
 

Carrie Benedict, CPA

Benesch Attorneys at Law

Ms. Benedict is an associate with Benesch Attorneys at Law where she practices in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Ms. Benedict focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, debt and equity financings, and corporate governance matters. She represents both privately and publicly held companies.  Ms. Benedict is a certified public accountant and previously worked at a global accounting firm where she served as manager for assurance engagements of private and public companies, including special transactions, SEC registration statements and initial public offerings. She is also a former assurance manager, Grant Thornton LLP.

Frederick J. Benjamin, Jr. Esq.

Frederick J. Benjamin, Jr., Esq., is the author of an earlier version of this Portfolio.

Ralph Benke, Ph.D., CMA

James Madison University

Dr. Ralph L. Benke, Jr., was an Arthur Anderson/Journal of Accounting Education Professor (1988-1997); and is Professor Emeritus of Accounting (1997-Present) at James Madison University where he was the also Director, School of Accounting (1984-1986, 1994); Director, Center for Professional Development (1991-1993); and Director, Accounting Information Systems Concentration (1988-1993).

Beth M. Benko, CPA Esq.

KPMG LLP

Beth M. Benko practices in the area of federal income taxation, with a focus on federal tax accounting issues, including the accrual of income and deductions, capitalization, inventory accounting, and Section 199.  As the author of the Tax Management (BNA) Portfolio on Section 199, Beth is a nationally recognized consultant on Section 199 related tax planning and IRS controversy matters.  Beth has over two decades of experience with federal tax accounting issues, including compliance, consulting, and IRS controversy.  Beth has worked with a wide range of businesses and industries, with clients that include leading members of the manufacturing and retail sectors, the pharmaceutical industry, the software and technology sector, the sports and entertainment industry, the financial services sector, the oil and gas industry, and the food and beverage industry.  Beth focuses on assisting taxpayers with federal tax planning across the spectrum of tax accounting issues, including Section 199.  In addition Beth assists taxpayers with controversies pending before the Internal Revenue Service.  While such efforts are generally before the IRS Examination and Appeals divisions, Beth has successfully represented numerous taxpayers before the IRS National Office in obtaining private rulings.  Beth has served on multiple IRS task forces designed to bring about awareness of the issues taxpayers face when implementing the numerous, and often burdensome, Treasury/IRS rules and regulations.   Beth is a frequent speaker to such groups as the Tax Executives Institute, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, state CPA societies, and the American Bar Association, and has taught Federal Tax Accounting as an adjunct professor for the LL.M. program at the Georgetown University Law Center.  Beth is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to the State of Virginia and District of Columbia Bars.  Beth is currently a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Tax Accounting Committee.

Alison Bennett

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.

David Benson, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Prior to Mr. Benson’s retirement, he was a partner in Ernst & Young’s Washington, D.C. office. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar, a former Chair of the AICPA International Tax Committee and a Technical Advisor to Associate Chief Counsel (Technical) at the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. David was a regular contributor to the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management International Journal.

Martha Benson

Martha L. Benson, CPA, has 20 years of experience as an auditor, administrator, author, professor, and conference speaker in the not-for-profit industry. She has worked as an Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen, Chief Financial Officer of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Chief Financial Officer of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. She is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served on the latter's Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee. Her publications include articles in the Journal of Accountancy and three books on accounting for nonprofit organizations. A certified public accountant, licensed in Texas, Ms. Benson teaches at Franklin & Marshall College and the Fels Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Frank Berall, Esq.

Copp & Berall, LLP

Frank S. Berall is the Principal of Copp & Berall, LLP and the Senior Tax Consultant to Andros, Floyd & Miller, P.C., both of Hartford, Connecticut. He is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Accredited Estate Planners (Distinguished) award from the National Association of Estate Planning Councils.

David A. Berenson

 David A. Berenson, Partner, retired from Berenson LLP. Mr. Berenson was formerly Ernst & Young’s National Director of Tax Policy and Legislative Services, and previously Partner in Charge of Washington National Services. He has held similar positions as a Regional Director of Ernst & Ernst in New York. Prior thereto he was one of the Managing Executive Partners of the international firm of S.D. Leidesdorf and Co. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, Virginia, Florida, and New York and is a CPA in the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Louisiana and New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association and has served two terms as a member of the Governing Board or Council of the American Institute of CPAs.

Renato Berger, Esq.

TozziniFreire Advogados

A Partner and Head of the Legal Support and Quality Group of TozziniFreire, Renato works as general supervisor and consultant on legal matters for the firm's various practice areas. He worked in the Capital Markets area between 1997 and 2000. Thereafter, Renato joined the Legal Support and Quality Group, where his work includes drafting and reviewing legal opinions, preparing sample forms of agreements and other legal documents, researching new, strategic or controversial issues under Brazilian law affecting the firms clients, training associates, as well as providing ongoing legal support to the practice groups of TozziniFreire in various transactions and cases. He is the Chairman of the Corporate Law Committee of the Association of Brazilian Law Firms (CESA).

Stanley Bergman, Esq.

Withers Bergman LLP

Stanley is a founding partner of the firm Bergman Horowitz & Reynolds which merged with Withers in 2002 to create Withers Bergman in the US. His practice encompasses all phases of tax law, estate planning and trusts (both domestic and international), business law and advising on pension plans.

Eric Berman, CPA, CGMA

Eide Bailly LLP

A Partner with the law firm of Eide Bailly, Eric Berman is a trusted advisor to government agencies across the U.S., helping them to address GASB Standards, NCGA Statements and AICPA Statements of Position. He uses his more than 23 years of experience in Governmental accounting, auditing and controllership to guide his federal, state and local governmental clients and assists clients in achieving the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. 

Jonathan Bernsen

Jonathan Bernsen is a partner at DeLoitte in Copenhagen.

Turney P. Berry, Esq.

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP

Turney Berry is a Partner with the law firm of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP and is the leader of the Firm's Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team. He also serves on the Firm's Executive Committee.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and business planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations.

John T. Berteau, Esq.

 John T. Berteau, Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen PA, Sarasota, FL. J.D. from Duke University.

Luis Betancourt

Luis Betancourt, CPA, Ph.D., Accounting, University of Central Florida; MBA, Finance, University of Maryland; BS, Accounting, Salisbury State University. Betancourt is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at James Madison University. He worked in accounting policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Freddie Mac. Betancourt has extensive teaching and training experience and has written for many publications, including Journal of Accountancy, and Advances in Taxation. 

Lydia Beyoud

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.

J. Elaine Bialczak

Compton & Associates, LLP 

Elaine Bialczak is Director for Compton & Associates, LLP, a leading nationwide provider of quality state and local tax services. Prior to joining Compton & Associates, she was General Counsel for DuCharme, McMillen & Associates Inc., a state and local tax consulting firm. Before joining DuCharme, McMillen, Elaine worked as a state and local tax litigator for AT&T, and as State and Local Tax Counsel for The Coca–Cola Company. Elaine also served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Ohio, representing the Ohio Department of Taxation before numerous courts. For many years she has lectured at the Tax Executives Institute Education Fund's State and Local Property Tax Course. She has presented papers at both New York University's Annual Institute on State and Local Taxation and at the Institute on State and Local Taxation sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Education Division. Elaine has also published articles in the Journal of State Taxation and in the Ohio Tax Review.

Alden J. Bianchi, Esq.

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).

Alden Bianchi, Esq.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Alden Bianchi is the Practice Group Leader of Mintz Levin’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. He advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental, and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, stock and stock-based compensation arrangements, ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues, benefit-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and health and welfare plans.

Alden is nationally renowned for his advice on the Affordable Care Act's impact on employers. He represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act, which laid the foundation for the "Affordable Care Act." He has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of health care reform. His many published works include the the Bloomberg/Bureau of National Affairs Health Care Reform Advisor, a comprehensive work on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans. Alden also provides a weekly installment on the Affordable Care Act on Mintz Levin's Employment Matters Blog as he counts down to the January 1, 2015 ACA pay-or-play deadline.

Education:
LL.M., Georgetown University (1979)
LL.M., Taxation, Boston University (1979)
J.D., Suffolk University (1978)
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1974)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
399 T.M., Employee Benefits for the Contingent Workforce (author)
375 T.M., EPCRS - Plan Correction and Disqualification (co-author)
374 T.M., ERISA - Litigation, Procedure, Preemption and Other Title I Issues (co-author)

Barry Bidjarano, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Ernst & Young LLP

Barry has been a Partner with Ernst & Young for more than 24 years and has served as the Firm’s National resource for Section 280G since its enactment in 1984.

Philip J. Bieluch, FSA

Insurance Signals, LLC

Philip J. Bieluch, Managing Member of Insurance Signals LLC (formerly Bieluch & Associates), has extensive experience in life insurance product development. Phil is a leading expert on class action litigation involving life insurance products. Further, he regularly advises clients with respect to the taxation of insurance products and has spoken on the topic at numerous legal and actuarial meetings. Having graduated Trinity College of Hartford, he went on to become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1981. He is also a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a Chartered Life Underwriter, and a Chartered Financial Consultant. In previous roles Beiluch has worked as a Vice President at Manulife Financial and as a Principal at Towers Watson.

Jacob Birnbaum, J.D., LL.M.

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Mr. Birnbaum is a tax attorney with Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP in Fort Worth, Texas, and a former floor-trader in stock options on the American Stock Exchange. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Birnbaum can be reached by email at

Thomas Bissell, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Thomas S. Bissell, CPA, JD, LLM, Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, is a highly renowned international tax author and expert whose experience and background is in both international law and accounting firms. His session will cover developments in the international tax field along with an overview of the regulatory issues facing both domestic and foreign taxpayer. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida; member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management U.S. International Advisory Board and  American Bar Association; and former Attorney-Advisor, Office of International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.; retired tax partner, Coopers & Lybrand LLP (a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). He is the author of numerous articles in professional tax publications.

Ervin Black, Ph.D.

Brigham Young University

Dr. Black is the Rath Chair and Professor of Accountancy at the Price College of Business, John T. Steed School of Accounting, The University of Oklahoma. Prior to joiningl the faculty at OU, Dr. Black was a professor of accountancy, Brigham Young University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international accounting and financial accounting. His research is primarily in the financial accounting and international accounting areas, with emphasis on examining the usefulness of firm financial characteristics in different settings.  Journals in which his research has appeared include the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting.  He is an associate editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research. Prior to joining academia, he worked for seven years in private industry as a financial analyst and corporate treasurer.

Jeanne Blackmore, Esq.

Gravel & Shea, PC

Jeanne Blackmore joined the firm in 2009 after practicing for over ten years in Ernst & Young’s National Office tax practice.  At Gravel & Shea, Jeanne focuses her practice on tax and estate planning, probate and trust administration, and general business taxation.  Jeanne also supports the renewable energy efforts of the firm’s Energy practice.

Peter Blackwood

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Peter Blackwood was a tax partner with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd and leader of Deloitte's transfer-pricing team in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Sydney, he has more than 35 years' experience in taxation, including 20 years with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

David Blair, Esq.

Crowell & Moring LLP

David B. Blair is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Tax Group. Mr. Blair's practice is in the area of federal tax litigation and controversy. With over twenty years of tax litigation and trial experience, he has handled large tax litigations in the areas of transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, partnerships, tax-exempt bonds, consolidated returns, excise taxes, employment taxes, and tax accounting issues. He is also active in pro bono litigation. Where clients sought resolution short of litigation, Mr. Blair achieved outstanding results through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Fast Track Settlement program. He also has extensive experience in handling tax controversies before IRS Exam, Appeals, National Office, and Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement program (APMA).

Kimberly Blanchard, Esq.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Kim Blanchard is a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits department whose practice encompasses a variety of largely international transactions involving corporate acquisitions and mergers, internal restructurings, business formations and joint ventures. Ms. Blanchard also advises domestic, foreign and multinational clients in connection with venture capital investment and fund formation, partnerships, real estate, executive compensation and exempt organization issues. 

Hartman E. Blanchard, Esq.

Morgan Stanley

Hartman E. Blanchard, Jr., Esq., is Head of U.S. Federal Tax Controversy, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Hartman was a partner Bingham McCutchen LLP for five years after serving as a partner in the firm of McKee and Nelson for more than nine years. Mr. Blanchard is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation as well as a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Mimi Blanco-Best

Mimi Blanco-Best, CPA, University of Alabama (1978), former practitioner with over ten years' experience with national, regional, and local CPA firms specializing primarily in audits of small to medium sized privately-held businesses; former technical editor in Auditing Standards, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, who worked on SAS 58, Reports on Audited Financial Statements, SAS 62, Special Reports, and SSAE No. 2, Reporting on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting; consulting author to a publisher of how-to guidance for CPAs; and consultant to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board who worked on PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 2, An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Performed in Conjunction With an Audit of Financial Statements; author of numerous articles in the Journal of Accountancy. 

Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq.

Pioneer Wealth Partners, LLC

As a Senior Advisor at Pioneer Wealth Partners, Jonathan Blattmachr brings over 35 years of experience in trusts and estates law. He is a retired member of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and the Alaska, California and New York Bars. Mr. Blattmachr has been recognized as one of the country’s most creative trusts and estates lawyers. He writes and lectures extensively on estate and trust taxation and charitable giving and has authored or co-authored seven books and over 500 articles on estate planning topics. He is co-developer of Wealth Transfer Planning, a computerized system that produces estate planning documents using document assembly and specific client advise using artificial intelligence and which is published by Interactive Legal Systems where he serves as editor-in-chief. He is director of estate planning for the Alaska Trust Company.

Peter H. Blessing, Esq.

KPMG LLP

Peter Blessing is Head of Cross-Border Corporate Transactions in KPMG’s Washington National Tax Practice (WNT). Prior to joining KPMG, Blessing served 25 years as a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, a leading international law firm.

Neal Block, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

As Senior Counsel at Baker & McKenzie LLP’s Chicago office, Neal J. Block has represented US clients on a broad range of domestic and international tax issues for more than 40 years. He has been listed as an Illinois’ Superlawyer since 2008, and has been consistently named a leading Illinois attorney by the Law Bulletin since 1997. Mr. Block is formerly chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Committee on Taxation, and adjunct tax professor in the Masters in Tax Law program at Chicago Kent School of Law.

Brian Bloom, Esq.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Brian Bloom is a partner in the Taxation practice of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. His practice focuses on income tax law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning and transfer pricing. Brian is the coordinator of the Montréal office’s Taxation practice group.

Stephen Blough, Ph.D.

KPMG LLP

Steven Blough is the functional group leader for Economic & Valuation Services within KPMG LLP's Washington National Tax practice. As the firm's senior transfer pricing economist, Steve oversees transfer pricing analyses for some of KPMG's largest clients and provides technical assistance on many other projects. He also serves as the Global Transfer Pricing Services leader for the Americas region.  

Joseph S. Bluestein, Esq.

 Joseph S. Bluestein, Sirote & Permutt, PC, Birmingham, AL. Joe’s practice focuses on business and tax planning issues, particularly for closely held, family-owned businesses and professional groups, such as medical practices and professional service firms. Joe has an extensive employee benefits practice and drafts retirement and welfare plans. Additionally, Joe practices in the estate planning area, succession business planning, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions and purchases and sales of businesses.

Matthew Blum, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Matthew S. Blum is an Executive Director in the Financial Services Offices of Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, specializing in international tax and the taxation of financial products. The scope of his practice has also encompassed cross-border tax issues of investors and investments, investment funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, taxation of financial products, securities lending, withholding tax, FATCA, EU Savings Directive, passive foreign investment companies (PFICs), taxation of shipping, and international tax compliance. 

Marc P. Blum, Esq.

Marc P. Blum, A.B., Yale 1964; L.L.B., Columbia Law, 1967; Ph. D., Columbia Business 1969; member Maryland Bar, ABA; CPA; Of Counsel, Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland; CEO, World Total Return Fund, LLLP; Committee/Board member, Davis Funds, Clinical Trials & Surveys Corp., Rodney Trust Company, Legg Mason Investment Counsel & Trust Co., The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, McDonogh School, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Latin American Studies Association, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Commonfund Private Capital, LifeBridge Health, Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, Inc., Maryland Research Institute; several private foundations and private capital funds; author of various articles on tax issues and estate planning.

Bertold Bodenheimer, CPA

Caldwell & Bodenheimer, LLC

Bertold Bodenheimer, CPA, B.S., University of Maryland, practices accounting with Caldwell & Bodenheimer, LLC, providing consulting services to government contractors and government agencies on cost accounting issues. Mr. Bodenheimer frequently serves as an expert witness in contract cost litigation. 

Mark Bodron, Esq.

Baker Botts LLP

Mark Bodron is a partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts L.L.P. His practice concentrates on the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Mr. Bodron advises clients on all aspects of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs and cash balance plans, nonqualified plans, stock-based plans and deferred compensation and other executive compensation arrangements, including issues related to Section 409A deferred compensation rules and Section 162(m) performance-based compensation. Mr. Bodron’s practice also includes advising clients on health and welfare plan matters, including compliance and reporting issues related to the Affordable Care Act, COBRA and HIPAA.  He frequently advises clients on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters and represents clients before the IRS, DOL and PBGC on matters related to employee benefits.  Mr. Bodron provides legal counsel on employee benefit and executive compensation matters related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, MLPs and other partnership arrangements, spin-offs and initial public offerings.

Shlomo Boehm, Esq.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Shlomo Boehm is a Boehm’s federal income practice covers a broad range of federal income tax matters, including with respect to securitizations, investment fund structuring, structured finance transactions, derivatives and financial product development, cross-border lending transactions, medium-term note programs, catastrophe bond transactions, sidecars and other insurance linked securities. Prior to joining CMG, Mr. Boehm was a partner in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP’s New York tax practice.

Nathan Boidman, Esq.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Nat Boidman is a partner in the Taxation practice of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. He specializes in international taxation, with a focus on advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings and other business arrangements and relationships, including joint ventures, partnerships and business trusts. Nat also provides counsel on disputes with Canada Revenue Agency stemming from cross-border tax matters, including transfer pricing and advises on individual international tax issues, including personal investment and migration matters.

Thierry Boitelle

Thierry Boitelle, a partner in Bonnard Lawson’s tax practice, specialises in national and international tax, finance, intellectual property and mergers & acquisitions. Additionally, Thierry is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the American Bar Association (ABA), Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB), Dutch Association of Tax Science and the Dutch Group of Liberal International (LIGN).

Michael Bologna

Michael Bologna is a BNA staff correspondent for the Weekly Report.

Bruce Booken, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

A Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC, Bruce Booken represents clients on a broad range of transactions including business formations and restructurings, debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, as well as day to day commercial and operating issues. He is chair of the firm's Tax Section. 

Bruce has a deep understanding of tax principles and experience in business and commercial transactions that span a diverse range of industries, including real estate, energy, security alarm, technology and manufacturing. This experience enables him to tailor his approach to clients' business and financial needs and objectives. He provides practical solutions aimed at helping clients achieve their business goals in a tax-efficient manner. 

Bruce works with members of the firm's Litigation Group to assist clients in connection with commercial and business disputes. He is a trusted advisor to his clients, often serving as general counsel for companies that do not have in-house counsel. 

He has the ability and experience to handle the most complex business transactions. These transactions have included debt and equity financings, the purchase or sale of assets, operating businesses or equity interests in corporations and partnerships, as well as tax-free merger transactions. Certain of these transactions have been structured to qualify for tax-free treatment as a like kind exchange of assets. 

Bruce has also been involved in the structuring, formation and closing of many joint venture partnership transactions. He has assisted clients in designing and implementing corporate structure changes in order to enhance the ability to complete debt and equity financings and achieve other business and tax objectives. 

Since 2009, Bruce has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, and was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Miami Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year.

Education:
J.D., Vanderbilt University (1977)
B.S., Business Economics, Miami University (1974)

Bradley T. Borden, Esq.

Brooklyn Law School

A professor of law at the Brooklyn Law School, Professor Borden’s research, scholarship, and teaching focus on taxation of real property transactions and flow-through entities (including tax partnerships, REITs, and REMICs). He teaches Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions and a general income tax course, and is affiliated with the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. His work on flow-through and transactional tax theory appears in articles published in many law reviews such as Baylor Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Florida Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Houston Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Tax Lawyer, and Virginia Tax Review, among others. His articles also frequently appear in leading national tax journals including Journal of Taxation, Journal of Taxation of Investments, Real Estate Taxation, and Tax Notes.  Professor Borden has worked as a consultant to The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress of the United States and also often serves as an expert witness or consultant on major litigation matters that relate to real estate, flow-through taxation or legal malpractice. Before entering academia, he practiced tax law in the San Antonio, Texas law firm of Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc. He is active in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, is a past chair of its Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee, and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Charles Borek, J.D., MBA, CPA

The Borek Group LLC

Chuck Borek is the founder of the Borek Group, LLC, a professional continuing education and consulting firm serving accountants, lawyers, and tax professionals in a variety of capacities. He has been teaching professionally since 1989, including four years as an Associate Professor of Accounting and two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. He has lectured throughout the U.S. and has conducted both live and Web-based seminars.

Ronald S. Borod, Esq.

DLA Piper LLP

Senior Counsel at DLA Piper, Ronald Borod has worked extensively in securitization and structured finance for over two decades and has established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. Mr. Borod focuses his practice on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional asset classes.

Jason Bortz, Esq.

The Capital Group Companies

Jason Bortz is an attorney at Capital Group. He focuses primarily on tax and retirement plan matters. Jason has been practicing law for more than 15 years and has been with Capital Group for 3 years. Prior to joining Capital, Jason was a partner with Davis & Harman LLP and Caplin & Drysdale Chartered, both Washington, DC law firms. Before that, he was a law clerk for a federal court of appeals judge.  Jason is based in Los Angeles.

Slawomir Boruc, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie Kryżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

A Partner with Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa, Slawomir Boruc has been recognized by leading legal directories -- including Chambers Europe, Legal 500, European Legal Experts, Practical Law Company ,International Financial Law Review, Client Choice and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna -- for his fluent knowledge of Polish tax laws. Currently serving as head of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group in Warsaw. Under his leadership, the Polish tax group of Baker & McKenzie received the European and Tax Firm of the Year awards (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014) from International Tax Review. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 Tax Directors Handbook named his team the Poland Leading Law Firm. In the years 2009-2014 Baker & McKenzie tax group was named the leader among the law firms in Poland by Rzeczpospolita.

Slawomir Boruc

Slawomir Boruc graduated from the Department of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw in 1992. He has been working for Baker & McKenzie since July 1992, specializing in resolving tax law problems. He has advised many firms, including firms in the IT, chemicals, and printing and textile industries, and one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. He has represented clients before tax authorities and in tax cases before the Supreme Administrative Court. He is a member of the Warsaw District Chamber of Legal Advisors and of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors. 

Janine H. Bosley, Esq.

Janine H. Bosley, University of Miami (B.S.B.A. 1981, M.P.A. 1982, J.D. 1986); formerly, Senior Attorney, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations), Internal Revenue Service; Member of the Virginia, United States Tax Court, and United States Supreme Court Bars; Liaison Member of the IRS Employee Benefits Conference Committee, Southeast Region; Vice Chair of the American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Committee on Employee Benefits; and Member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Committee on Employee Benefits.

Herman Bouma, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Senior Tax Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Herman B. Bouma has over 35 years of experience in the area of U.S. taxation of income earned in international operations. Over his career, his work has fallen into four general areas: legislative, regulatory, transactional, and audit and litigation.

Nancy Bowen

Nancy Bowen joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s Houston office in 1990 and concentrates her practice on all phases of federal tax controversy. She has significant experience in assisting taxpayers in planning and preparing for audits, handling audits (including responding to IRS information document requests and defending formal and informal taxpayer interviews); preparing protests and position papers for use with the IRS Appeals Office; negotiating with the IRS Appeals Office; documenting settlements; and litigating tax controversies, when necessary. She has handled a wide variety of substantive tax matters, including both domestic and international income tax matters, employment tax matters, excise tax matters, and estate and gift tax matters. She has litigated before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. district courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and appellate courts.

Christine Bower, Esq., LL.M.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

A Senior Attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Christine B. Bowers practices in all aspects of federal income tax, including employee benefit plans, tax-exempt organizations and domestic and international tax planning for businesses and individuals.

Jim Bowers, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

A Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jim co-founded PwC’s R&D tax practice and brings more than 36 years of experience in providing tax consultation services.

William C. Bowers, Esq.

 William C. Bowers is a Finance partner in the New York office of Pillsbury. He works in the fields of transportation and structured finance, representing underwriters, placement agents, issuers, lenders and liquidity providers in a range of structured finance and asset-backed securities transactions. These transactions involve transportation assets, such as aircraft, aircraft engines, ships and railroad rolling stock, as well as intellectual property assets, such as pharmaceutical royalties. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Bowers was General Counsel to GPA Capital in Shannon, Ireland and Associate General Counsel to GE Capital Aviation Services, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut.

Jane Bowling

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.

Jerry L. Bowman, Esq.

Bowman Green Hampton & Kelly, PLLC

Jerry L. Bowman is a founding partner of the Bowman, Greene, Hampton and Kelly PLL and has practiced in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Chesapeake metropolitan area since 1975. His areas of practice include: complex business and real estate transactions based on a strong foundation in state and federal taxation; complex commercial, banking, health and employment law transactions: and litigation support for commercial litigation and employment law. Prior to joining BGHK, Mr. Bowman was a Partner with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. until 1985, a Partner with McGuire Woods, LLP, and with the firm of Faggert & Frieden, P.C. Bowman is also an Adjunct Professor, Tax and Financial Planning, at Old Dominion University.

Mark Boyer, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mark Boyer is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax group of the Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and leader of PwC’s U.S. and global network M&A Tax practices. In this role, he consults on public and private acquisitions, stock offerings, corporate restructurings, leveraged buyouts, and financing techniques. He also has specialized experience in bankruptcy tax issues and debt workouts. Mr. Boyer has more than 25 years of experience as an M&A tax professional, including work at the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate).

Kim Marie Boylan, Esq.

White & Case LLP

A Partner with White & Case, Kim Marie Boylan is an experienced tax attorney who, for almost three decades, has represented taxpayers in resolving their tax disputes successfully by utilizing the IRS's administrative appeals procedures, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes. In addition, Ms. Boylan has represented numerous clients in judicial proceedings in the United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, and in various district and appellate courts. Her practice also encompasses transfer pricing, as well as the Advance Pricing Agreement process. She has been recognized in the US Legal 500 for Tax Controversy every year since its inception, in Euromoney's 2013 Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors, and was named Tax Disputes Attorney of the Year for 2014 by Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards. She also has testified on behalf of clients before the United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Michael P. Boyle, Esq.

 Michael P. Boyle, Michael Patrick Boyle & Associates, Philadelphia, PA. Michael Patrick Boyle received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law. In 1979, Michael was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and is currently admitted to practice before the federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) and a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Guy Bracuti, Esq.

KPMG LLP

Guy Bracuti is an international tax partner in KPMG LLP's Washington National Tax practice. Guy has extensive experience in international mergers, acquisitions, tax planning and tax compliance matters. He also specializes in tax planning and compliance for dual consolidated losses and structuring foreign investments in U.S. real estate, including issues related to foreign sovereign wealth funds.

Kathryn A. Bradley, Esq.

Kathryn A. Bradley, B.A., Arizona State University (summa cum laude, 1995); J.D., Arizona State University (cum laude, 1999); Member: State Bar of Arizona (Chair of Probate and Trust Section, 2005), State Bar of Nevada, Maricopa County Bar Association, and Clark County Bar Association. 

MaryJo Brady, Esq.

Deloitte Tax LLP

Ms. Brady is a senior manager in the Multistate Tax Services practice of Deloitte Tax LLP, where she devotes her efforts to providing multistate consultation services with an emphasis on New York matters. She also serves as a member of the New York State Desk program where she advises clients on the proper application of New York tax laws, audit defense and controversy matters. Ms. Brady has co-authored two recent articles for Bloomberg BNA addressing New York taxes: Proposed New York Tax Reform: Setting the Stage for New Legislation and New York State Corporate Tax Reform of 2014.

Christian Brause, Esq.

Sidley Austin LLP

Christian Brause, a tax partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin, focuses on advising U.S. and non-U.S. clients on U.S. tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and other major domestic and international transactions, including spinoffs, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, debt financings and IPOs. Christian also spends a significant amount of his time on advising clients in respect of the structuring of alternative investments and the formation of alternative investment vehicles, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and REITs. Christian is recommended in Domestic Tax: East Coast and International Tax in the Legal 500 US 2013, and is recognized in the Tax Directors Handbook 2014.

Samuel Braver, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

For 38 years, Sam has represented a wide-ranging variety of commercial and financial institutions in state and federal courts throughout the United States regarding complex lending issues, complex commercial litigation issues, intellectual property issues as well as sophisticated probate and trust litigation in both jury and non-jury trials. He is also very active in corporate governance and health care litigation.

Wayne Bremser, Ph.D.

Villanova University

A Professor of Accountancy and Information Systems at the Villanova University School of Business, Dr. Bremser was also Chairperson of the Department of Accountancy from 2004-2007. His published work has appeared in R&D Management, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accountancy, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, and other journals. Dr. Bremser has also authored numerous books on budgeting and control. Accolades include the Critical Incidents Award and the Distinguished Faculty Research Award, both from Villanova. Dr. Bremser serves on a variety of committees and boards, including the American Accounting Association. Research and consulting interests include performance measurement, innovation, and international accounting implementation issues.

Cassady Brewer, J.D., LL.M.

Georgia State University

Cassady V. (Cass) Brewer, assistant professor of law, teaches Basic Federal Income Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations, Taxation of Business Organizations, Partnership Taxation, and the Law of Social Enterprise. His research primarily focuses upon the legal and tax aspects of the intersection of tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations with for-profit enterprises and commercial activity. In particular, Brewer writes and speaks extensively on the legal and tax aspects of the emerging “hybrid” business forms such as the benefit corporation and the low-profit limited liability company.

Jed Brickner, Esq.

Jed W. Brickner, Esq. is a Partner and head of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group (the “Benefits Group”) of the New York Office of Latham & Watkins LLP (“L & W”).

Bonnie S. Brier, Esq.

 Bonnie Brier, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of New York University. Bonnie received her J.D. from Stanford University Law School, where she was an Editor of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif, and she received her A.B. from Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude in Economics and With Distinction in All Subjects. Immediately prior to joining NYU in 2009, Bonnie was the first General Counsel of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she served for almost 20 years. Previously, she was a Partner at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in its Criminal Division, and a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph S. Lord, III, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

James Brimson, ABD

Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business

An adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, James A. Brimson was the founder and past President of Activity Based Management Institute (ABMI). Prior to ABMI, Mr. Brimson was Partner-in-Charge of Coopers & Lybrand, worldwide activity based cost management Center of Excellence located in London, United Kingdom. His group developed cost management methodologies and worked with clients worldwide.  Mr. Brimson was director of CAM-I (an international consortium conducting research and development in advanced manufacturing technology), where he originated the Cost Management Project. The Cost Management Program was the original source of ABC as a management tool. Mr. Brimson is internationally recognized as an expert in Process Based Management and has assisted numerous organizations in its successful implementation.

Luis F. Briones, Esq.

Luis Briones Fernández, born Madrid, Spain, 1954; admitted to Madrid Bar; education: Deusto University, Bilbao, Spain (Law Degree, 1976); ICADE, Madrid, Spain (MBA, 1978); Harvard University, USA (LL.M. and International Tax Program, 1986). 

A. Thomas Brisendine, Esq.

Deloitte Tax LLP

A. Thomas Brisendine Esq. is a former Director of Employee Benefits Tax, in the Washington National Tax Office of Deloitte Tax LLP. He is currently a consultant in Woodbridge, VA. 

James Bristol

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville

Noel Brock

West Virginia University

Noel Brock earned a law degree from the WVU College of Law in 1996 and was editor-in-chief of The West Virginia Law Review. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Concord College, a Master's degree in Professional Accountancy from WVU and a LL.M. (tax) degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to his current position at West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, Mr. Brock worked in International law and accounting firms and was the partnership tax practice leader in Grant Thornton's Washington National Tax Office. He is a Certified Public Accountant in West Virginia and Washington, D.C., and he is a member of the Bars of California, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. He has published numerous articles on tax issues and has spoken at national tax conferences.

Lawrence Brody, Esq.

Bryan Cave LLP

Mr. Brody is a Partner at Bryan Cave LLP, an international law firm, resident in the St. Louis office, and member of its Private Client Service Group and its Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice Client Service Group. He is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, teaching Estate Planning and Drafting, and a visiting adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School, teaching a course on Life Insurance. 

Darwin Broenen

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Brian Browdy

Ryan Law Firm, LLP

Brian Browdy is a member of the State and Local Tax Practice of Ryan Law Firm, LLP in Chicago. He concentrates in multistate tax controversies and appeals, including administrative hearings, district court, and intermediate and supreme court appellate proceedings. Mr. Browdy provides sophisticated state and local tax planning to companies in such sectors as utilities and energy, retail, manufacturing, financial services, software and technology, transportation and telecommunications. He also counsels clients regarding state and local tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, business location and expansion and provides unclaimed property audit defense and advisory services.

Paul Brown, CPA

FICPA

Paul Brown is the Director of Technical Services for the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). One of Paul’s main duties is to serve as the technical reviewer in Florida for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Program. The program administers approximately 450 reviews annually in Florida and oversees approximately 125 peer reviewers.

Darrell Brown, Ph.D.

Portland State University, School of Business Administration

The Les Fahey/KPMG Accounting Faculty Fellow and Professor of Accounting at Portland State University, Dr. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant who teaches accounting information systems and managerial accounting. His current research interests include measurement issues related to organizational impacts on social and natural systems. In particular, he studies corporate social and environmental reporting, the relationship business reporting and business transparency, and the relationship between social and environmental reporting and firm performance. He serves on the editorial boards of Issues in Accounting Education, the Journal of Information Systems and the International Journal of Information Systems.

Gregory K. Brown, Esq.

Holland & Knight

Greg Brown is a partner in Holland & Knight's Chicago office. He focuses his practice on employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary matters, tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation and ERISA litigation. In addition, he handles matters involving employer securities as a plan investment, fiduciary status, and duties and remedies under ERISA.

Karen B. Brown

George Washington School of Law, The

Karen Brown is the Donald Phillip Rothschild Research Professor of Law at the George Washington School of Law. Before joining the Law School faculty, Professor Brown was a Professor of Law at the Brooklyn Law School and at the University of Minnesota where she was the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law for 1995–96 and received the Stanley V. Kinyon Award for excellence in teaching in 1997. At the University of Minnesota she also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1995 to 1997. Before beginning her teaching career, Professor Brown was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, and an associate at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC. 

Kyle Brown, Esq.

Internal Revenue Service

Kyle Nelson Brown is Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Tax Exempt and Government Entities at the Internal Revenue Service and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University School of Law. After starting his career with the IRS Employee Plans Technical and Actuarial Division, Professor Brown served over 20 years as lead retirement counsel for Watson Wyatt Worldwide’s U.S. benefits practice.  A member of the North Carolina, District of Columbia, Tax Court, and U.S. Supreme Court bar, Professor Brown currently serves as Special Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division.  In that capacity, Professor Brown is responsible for developing and reviewing all pending guidance concerning qualified retirement plans.  Professor Brown has co-authored three editions of Fundamentals of Private Pensions, one of the most authoritative references books on retirement plans in the United States.

Kenneth Brown, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Kenneth C. Brown is a tax partner with Ernst & Young, where he is the West Region Director of State and Local Tax Services and a member of the National State Tax Committee. He is a member of the California Society of CPA's Tax Committee and the Tax Committee of the California Chamber of Commerce; on the Board of Directors of Cal–Tax; and a Director of the Advisory Boards of both the San Jose State University Masters of Tax program and the University of Southern California's School of Public Administration. He is the author of a quarterly column on state taxation published by the California Society of CPA's.

Patrick Browne, Esq.

Jones Day

Of Counsel at Jones Day, Patrick Browne represents major corporations and private equity funds on a wide range of federal income tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings.  He focuses on general corporate tax issues and international tax planning, including structuring and drafting stock purchase and asset acquisition agreements, section 355 distributions, tax-free reorganizations, cross-border tax planning, FIRPTA-related issues, tax treaty issues, and FBAR-related issues.  Patrick is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course in corporate taxation in the LL.M. program.

Stephen J. Brownell, CPA

 Stephen J. Brownell, Lindsay & Brownell LLP, LaJolla, CA. Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of California, Davis in 1982. Masters of Accountancy, specializing in Taxation, San Diego State University in 1985.

Charles M. Bruce, Esq.

Charles M. Bruce, B.A., Washington & Lee University; J.D., George Washington University Law Center; member, The District of Columbia Bar, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers), International Fiscal Association, International Bar Association (Section of Business Law, Taxation Committee); formerly, Counsel, Senate Finance Committee, Attorney–Advisor, United States Tax Court, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, and Visiting Professor, Institut für Auslandishes und Internationales Finanz und Steuerwesen.

Stefan Brunsbach

Dr. Stefan Brunsbach is with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York, NY and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

Charlene Budd, Ph.D., CPA

Budd Management Systems

As the owner of Budd Management Systems, Dr. Budd is a frequent consultant in practice improvement initiatives. She is a Professor Emeritus at Baylor University, where she taught courses in management accounting and project management. Dr. Budd is the chair of the Business Environment and Concepts Subcommittee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chair of the Finance & Metrics Committee of the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOC-ICO). She is certified in all areas of Theory of Constraints by the TOC-ICO and as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute. Dr. Budd completed extensive training with the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute in Theory of Constraints concepts, including Critical Chain Project Management and Management Skills, and is a former member of the Institute's JEMBA group. She is a member of numerous organizations including the Financial Executives Institute, Institute of Management Accountants, and Project Management Institute. Dr. Budd has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on accounting.

Charles Budd

Budd Management Systems

Charles "Chuck" Budd is a Principal of Budd Management Systems and the former CEO of Financial Information Trust, Des Moines; International Computer Systems, Inc., Akron; and Technology Connections, Inc., Atlanta. 

Mr. Budd is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified Systems Analyst, and holds a Jonah certification in the Theory of Constraints. He is currently active in the Project Management Institute as well as several information systems and civic volunteer organizations.

Beverly R. Budin, Esq.

Beverly R. Budin, B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1965); J.D., Stanford University Law School (1969); Board of Regents, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; past Editor, ACTEC Journal; adjunct professor, Villanova University Law School; contributing editor, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal; member, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Advisory Board; past Chair, Estate and Gift Taxes Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association; member, Tax Committee, Orphans’ Court Section, Philadelphia Bar Association; member, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts Bars.

Eunice L. Bumgardner, Esq.

 Eunice L. Bumgardner, former in-house Counsel for Bloomberg BNA.

Ernst Bunders

Loyens & Loeff

Ernst Bunders, tax adviser, is a member of the Tax Practice Group at Loyens Loeff. He specializes in Netherlands tax treaties and tax legislation. He focuses on resolving (major) disputes between tax payer and tax administration, international mutual agreement procedures. Since 1973 he has worked for the Dutch Ministry of Finance, advising the (deputy) Minister of Finance on tax policy and legislation. During this time he has negotiated tax treaties and some EU-directives for the Netherlands. He has represented the Netherlands in of the OECD meetings in Paris, lastly in the OECD project (1998) on Harmful Tax Competition. He has also been a member of the Dutch delegation in the European Code of Conduct Group.

James Buresh

Deloitte Tax LLP

A retired partner with Deloitte Tax LLP, James Buresh has over 35 years in State and Local Taxation. While at Deloitte, James was the National Partner in charge of Deloitte’s Sales & Use tax practice.

Bobby Burgner

GE Corporate Tax

Bobby L. Burgner is Senior Tax Counsel and Global Indirect Tax Leader for General Electric Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining GE, he was a partner and Southeast Region Director of State and Local Services with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a CPA and attorney, and has been appointed a member of both the AICPA and ABA committees on state and local taxation. Mr. Burgner graduated from the University of West Florida (B.A. accounting; Phi Kappa Phi; magna cum laude) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.; magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Sewell Key Award). While attending Georgetown, he served as state tax manager for MCI Communications Corporation, and later as state tax manager in the national tax office of another national accounting firm. From 1989 through 1995 Mr. Burgner resided in Atlanta, where he headed the state and local tax practice for Arthur Andersen in the Southeast Region. In 1995, he joined General Electric Company as Tax Counsel and Director of State and Local Taxes.

Frederick Burke, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.

A Partner with Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd. In Ho Chi Minh City, Frederick Burke has over 20 years of experience practicing in the area of corporate law. He served as the Practice Group Leader of the Baker & McKenzie’s Global WTO & International Trade Practice Group from 2006 to 2007, and has been ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in both Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and International Trade for three successive years. Mr. Burke has also been recommended in more categories than any other lawyer in Vietnam by PLC Which Laywer? in 2008. He is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam.

Frederick R. Burke, Esq.

Frederick R. Burke is a managing partner of Baker & McKenzie LLP's Vietnam offices. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Stanford University, his Juris Doctor Degree from Columbia University School of Law and his Masters Degree of International and Public Affairs from Columbia University School of International Affairs. He was admitted to practice in New York (1987) and Washington, D.C. (1988) and registered as a foreign lawyer in Vietnam since 1996. Fred Burke has almost twenty years' experience in the planning, negotiation and operation of foreign investment projects as well as in the related issues of trade, securities, finance, construction, taxation, regulatory compliance, labor, intellectual property and technology transfer. He is currently a Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Hong Kong Business Association in Vietnam, Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Business Forum and Senior Advisor, and Chairman of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. Languages: English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, French, German and Italian.

Hannah Burke

KPMG LLP's Energy Sustainability Tax practice

Steven Burkholder

BNA

Steven Burkholder is the Norwalk, Connecticut Staff Correpondent at BNA Tax and Accounting's

Peter Burt, Esq.

Peter Burt, Esq. is a Federal Editor for BNA Tax & Accounting, and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Peter Burt, Federal Tax Law Editor

Peter E. Burt is a Federal Tax Law Editor at BNA Tax & Accounting where he works on issues related to personal and trade or business income, deductions, credits, and incentives. Peter came to BNA Tax Management from Thomson West, where he spent several years as a member of Thomson West's tax law editorial team. Prior to entering the legal publishing industry, he was in private law practice focusing on estate and business succession planning, commercial transactions, and litigation. Peter received a B.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University and J.D. and LL.M. (in Taxation) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Herbert Buzanich, LL.M.

Aigner Buzanich

Herbert Buzanich is an attorney at law specializing in tax law. He focuses on international tax planning, corporate tax including M&A and reorganizations, financial instruments, structured finance, tax litigation and private clients. Herbert completed his legal education in Vienna and New York. He holds a Master of Laws degree (Mag. iur.) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (Dr. iur.) from the University of Vienna. Herbert is also a graduate of the International Tax Program of the New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2004). Before founding Aigner Buzanich Attorneys at law, Herbert was co-head of the tax department of Schönherr (2009 to 2012) and senior associate in the International Tax Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2000 to 2003 and 2004 to 2009). He is admitted to the Austrian Bar and the New York State Bar. Herbert regularly speaks at international tax conferences and publishes on domestic and international tax issues.

Michael J. Caballero, Esq.

Covington & Burling LLP

Michael Caballero is a partner in the Washington office of Covington & Burling LLP and a member of the Tax Practice Group.  His practice focuses on international tax matters, including structural and transactional tax planning, as well as tax controversy and other government relations work.

Oguz Caginalp, Esq.

Oggie Caginalp, B.A., Tufts University; M.B.A. New York University Graduate School of Business; J.D., Boston College Law School; LL.M (in Taxation), New York University School of Law; Attorney, Tax Department, Brown & Wood; Attorney, Tax Department, Rogers & Wells; Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel, Corporate Tax Division, Citibank, N.A; Vice President, Capital Structuring Group, Citibank, N.A, Senior Vice President and Head of Tax, Commerzbank Capital Markets Corporation (2000-present).
 

David Cairns, FCA

David Cairns provides consulting and training services on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and has authored several authoritative texts on IFRS. He was the secretary-general of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) from 1985 to 1994 and is a member of the IASB's Working Group on Accounting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities. He is a member of the UK's Financial Reporting Review Panel and is Visiting Professor in Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the IASC, Mr. Cairns was a partner in Stoy Hayward (now BDO Stoy Hayward) and chairman of the firm's international accounting and auditing committee. He has also worked for Société Générale, Black and Decker, Carlsberg and Pannell Kerr Forster. In 1995, he was appointed OBE for his services to the accountancy profession.

Massimo Calderan, Esq.

Altenburger Ltd. Legal + Tax

A Partner with the law firm of Altenburger Ltd., Massimo Calderan heads the Corporate / M&A Team as well as the Business Italy - Switzerland Team. He advises clients in commercial and corporate law matters focusing on M&A. Further practice areas include immigration and labor law. He also specializes in cross border questions between Switzerland and Italy.

Allen Calhoun, Esq.

Allen Calhoun, Esq. is an Editor at BNA Tax & Accounting and contributor to the Weekly Report.

Joseph Calianno, Esq.

Grant Thornton LLP

Joseph Calianno is a partner and the International Technical Tax Services practice leader in the Washington, D.C., office of Grant Thornton LLP. He practices in all areas of international taxation and assists the firm and its clients with complex international issues. He regularly advises clients on issues relating to cross-border restructuring and financing, Subpart F provisions, foreign tax credit planning, tax treaties, and global tax rate reduction. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Calianno spent several years in private practice at the Washington, D.C., national tax office of Coopers & Lybrand, and at a large law firm, where he advised clients on tax law, including international, corporate and partnership taxation.

Jay Camillo

Ernst & Young LLP, Atlanta

Patrick Campbell, Esq.

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Patrick Campbell focuses his litigation practice on white collar and corporate criminal and regulatory matters, as well as commercial litigation. With a breadth of experience, Patrick has developed a legal skillset that makes him a strong addition to any team faced with complicated litigation. His calm demeanor enables Patrick to remain focused on the matters facing his clients, regardless of the level of complexity present.

Charles G. G. Campbell, Esq.

 Charles G. G. Campbell, Rand Rosenzweig Radley and Gordon LLP, New York, NY.

Regis W. Campfield

 Regis W. Campfield, Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law in Dedman School of Law, received his B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and LL.B. from the University of Virginia. He practiced law with a firm in Cleveland and taught at the University of Notre Dame Law School before joining Dedman School of Law in 1977. He has taught courses in wills and trusts, estate and gift taxation, and estate planning.

Germán Campos Kennett

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Germán Campos Kennett, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Certified Public Accountant, 1989, and Commercial Engineer, 1992); Professor, Universidad de Chile, Pontificia, Universidad Católica de Chile, and Universidad de Santiago de Chile; Member, Instituto de Derecho Tributario and International Fiscal Association. 

Pamela M. Capps, Esq.

Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel

A Partner with the law firm of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Pamela Capps has more than 20 years’ experience providing legal and transactional advice in a wide variety of tax matters.

Jaime Carey, Esq.

Carey y Cía Ltda.

Jaime Carey is Carey and Cia Ltd’s Managing Partner and co-head of the firm’s Tax Group (Chile). He also specializes in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and financing. Mr. Carey has been recognized as leading practitioner in Corporate/M&A/Tax in Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500. He was an Assistant Professor of Taxation at the Universidad Catolica de Chile Law School and is a frequent lectuerer in legal seminars and conferences both in Chile and abroad.

L. Michelle Carlone, CPA

L. Michelle Carlone, B.A., Seattle Pacific University; member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Philip Carmichael, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie Consulting LLC

Philip Carmichael is a Principal Economist in Baker & McKenzie's New York office. He has advised several US-based companies on global transfer pricing including transfer pricing analysis, planning, documentation and dispute resolution. He has also coordinated and prepared documentation to serve the needs of tax authorities across different jurisdictions.

Michael Carnevale, CPA, Esq.

Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Michael K. Carnevale, Esq., is a Partner with Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. A Certified Public Accountant and licensed attorney (JD), Michael has more than 29 years of experience, including more than 15 years of experience as a tax consulting partner and practice leader with a Big 4 accounting firm. Michael specializes in sophisticated tax consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures across multiple industries, while also providing tax compliance and consulting, and business advisory services to real estate owners and developers, private equity funds, hedge funds, and real estate investment trusts. Prior to joining Anchin, Carnevale was a Partner with Deloitte Tax from 1982- 2010. He is a member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

John Carney, Esq., CPA

Baker & Hostetler LLP

A former Securities Fraud Chief, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Counsel, and practicing CPA, John Carney is a seasoned advocate who represents regulated entities and public corporations—their officers, directors and employees—in SEC and criminal law enforcement investigations, as well as in related civil litigation. Utilizing his depth of experience in domestic and international regulatory and criminal enforcement matters and complex litigation, as well as his financial background, John is repeatedly retained by audit committees, corporations, and senior officers of major public companies to conduct internal investigations, to provide counsel during investigations, and to design remedial compliance and corporate governance measures. He regularly conducts investigations of possible FCPA violations and other potentially improper foreign country-based financial transactions, and works proactively with companies to structure and implement FCPA compliance programs.

John Carr, Jr. Esq.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Education:

John Carr, Esq.

Retired from Winston & Strawn, co-author of Portfolio 902-2nd,

James E. Carreon, Esq.

KPMG LLP

James Carreon is a Principal at KPMG M&A Tax in Los Angeles. Prior to joining KPMG in 2012, Mr. Carreon was a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LL where his practice consisted of providing tax advice with respect to M&A transactions and troubled companies. In prior roles, Mr. Carreon has been associated with FTI Consulting, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.

Glen Carrington, CPA

Ernst & Young LLP

Glenn R. Carrington is the National Tax Director for Client Services at Ernst & Young LLP, where he has served on the U. S. Executive Board.  As National Tax Director for Client Services, Glenn primarily focuses on serving clients in the areas of corporate, tax accounting, and financial transactions.  Additionally he spends time developing and implementing strategy for the E&Y tax practice with an emphasis on key accounts for the firm.  He has a strong background in high-profile issues such as corporation reorganizations (including spin-offs), contingent liabilities, capitalization, intangibles, bankruptcies, and environmental remediation.

Elizabeth A. Case, Esq.

Elizabeth A. Case, B.A., Millsaps College; M.B.A., Southern Methodist University; formerly Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service; Participant, AICPA Partnership Taxation Technical Resource Panel.

Aldo Castoldi, Esq.

Studio Tributario e Societario, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Aldo Castoldi is a tax partner with Studio Tributario e Societario, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's Italian affiliate. He specializes in transfer pricing and is based in Milan. His experience covers a wide range of industries, with special emphasis on the IT, chemical, medical, and pharmaceutical sectors.

António Castro Caldas

Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho

António Castro Caldas is a lawyer in the Tax Practice Area of the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho. He joined Uría Menéndez in 2007.

Patrick Cauwenbergh, Esq.

Deloitte Belastingconsulenten

Patrick Cauwenbergh is Partner in and the leader of the transfer pricing practice of Deloitte Belgium, and co-heads the European Business Model Optimisation initiative. He has more than 20 years of experience in transfer pricing and tax-aligned supply chain issues for the automotive, chemicals, construction goods, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services and pharmaceutical industries, among others. He spends a significant amount of time on business model optimisation projects.

Karen E. Cederoth

Deloitte Tax LLP

Karen E. Cederoth is a tax partner with the International Tax Service Line, Deloitte Tax LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Previously Ms. Cederoth was with Arthur Andersen as well as the Container Corporation of America where she was responsible for international compliance. She has also been an Instructor in the DePaul University Masters in Tax Program.

Lauren Watson Cesare, Esq.

Law offices of  Lauren Watson Cesare, Esq.

Tax Attorney Lauren Cesare has been practicing tax law for 30 years. She established her own general business tax practice in San Jose 19 years ago with an emphasis on exempt organizations and limited liability companies. Prior to that she was a tax associate at Greene, Radovsky, Maloney & Share in San Francisco and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, in Palo Alto, and tax partner at Burris, Monahan in Mountain View. She has served on the Board of Directors and as an officer of two exempt organizations and is the author of two books on Private Foundations and Public Charities.

Clark Chandler, Ph. D.

KPMG LLP

Clark J. Chandler, Ph.D., Principal, Economic & Valuation Services, at KPMG LLP focuses primarily on the areas of transfer pricing and the valuation of intangibles for large firms. In his more than 25 years of transfer pricing controversy work, Chandler has extensive experience with international transfer pricing issues involving tangible and intangible property, as well as services and cost sharing arrangements.

Stephen Charbonnet

Stephen G. Charbonnet -- Tulane University, J.D., Loyola Marymount University, B.B.A.. Currently at KPMG LLP's Washington National Tax office.

Betty Chavis, Ph.D.

Callifornia State University Fullerton

Betty Chavis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Accounting and serves as the Chair of the Department of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Chavis teaches and conducts research in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, international accounting, and financial statement analysis. She was an Accounting Academic Fellow with the SEC in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C. in 2001-2002. 

René Chaze

René E. Chaze, Ernst & Young, McLean, Virginia

C. V. Chen

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Dr. C. V. Chen earned his S.J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and LL.M. degree from both the University of British Columbia and Harvard Law School, and graduated from the Department of Law of National Taiwan University.

Xinyu Chen

Xinyu Chen is deputy division director of the Shenzhen municipal office of China's State Administration of Taxation.

Connie Cheng

KPMG LLP

Connie Cheng is a Senior Manager in the Income Tax and Accounting group of KPMG’s Washington National Tax group.  KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, she was a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young for more than six years.

Robin A. Chesler, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

A Partner with Baker & McKenzie, Robin Chesler has more than 25 years of experience advising US-based multinational corporations with respect to international tax planning. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, Section on Taxation, and the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley.

Bernard Chesnais

Bernard Chesnais obtained Master degrees in general law studies (University of Bretagne – Rennes, 1969), sociology (University of Bretagne – Rennes, 1970), and tax law (Ecole Nationale des Impôts), as well as a Diplôme d'Etudes Comptables Supérieures (Ecole Nationale des Impôts). He is a former tax inspector at the Direction des Vérifications Nationales et Internationales; partner, Salans.

Robert Chesner, Jr.

Giordani Swanger Ripp Phillips LLP

Using his extensive expertise and experience in insurance matters, Mr. Chesner, A Director at Giordani Swanger Ripp Phillips LLP, assists high net worth individuals and family offices in the design and implementation of domestic and offshore life insurance and annuity structures, consults on their property and liability needs, and oversees the third party management of the clients’ investment portfolio.

Patrick Cheung

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Patrick Cheung is a transfer pricing partner and the leader of the South China transfer pricing practice for Deloitte China. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the senior transfer pricing partner of another Big Four accounting firms in Hong Kong. He began his Big Four international tax and transfer pricing consulting career 15 years ago in Canada. Prior to that, he worked for the Canada Revenue Agency.

William Chip, Esq.

Covington & Burling LLP

Bill Chip is the Covington & Burling LLP’s senior international tax attorney and resides in the firm’s Washington office.  Mr. Chip has over thirty years of tax experience, including nine years as a global audit firm partner and eighteen as a law firm partner.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Chip has represented and advised many of the largest multinational companies headquartered in the United States and European Union, including companies in the financial services, life sciences, and oil industries.  He advises Tax Directors, General Counsels, and CFOs on the international tax aspects of business globalization, strategic acquisitions and joint ventures, integration of acquired and pre-existing businesses, and the use of complex financial instruments for corporate finance and risk management.  He has achieved favorable settlements of complex international tax controversies with the IRS examination and appeals divisions, in the courtroom, and in Competent Authority proceedings.  

Unghwan Rap Choi

Unghwan Rap Choi, Foreign Legal Consultant and Economist, Kim & Chang; Seoul National University (B.A., cum laude, 1984); UCLA (Ph.D. in Economics, 1989; J.D., 1992); Member, American Bar Association; California Bar Association (Tax Section); American Economic Association. 

Henry Chong, Esq.

Dickinson Wright

Of Counsel in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright, Henry Chong has provided tax advice to public and private corporations on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and cross-border investments and other international transactions, capital market transactions and personal tax planning for high net worth individuals. Mr. Chong is the former Senior Rulings Officer with the Reorganization and Resources Division of the Rulings Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency in Ottawa. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Chong practiced Canadian and U.S. tax with prominent law firms in Toronto and New York City. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Tax Section of New York Bar Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Spencer Chong

Spencer Chong is a transfer pricing partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' China transfer pricing network.

R. Lee Christie, Esq.

Sidley & Austin LLP

R. Lee Christie is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley & Austin. He is a tax lawyer with a practice focused on the insurance industry, including all aspects of federal and state taxation affecting insurance companies and insurance products. He has advised insurance companies and domestic and foreign banks in financings, restructurings, and acquisitions involving insurance companies, and represents insurance companies in tax controversy matters including both administrative proceedings and litigation in federal and state courts.  Mr. Christie served as Chair of the ABA Tax Section Committee on Insurance Companies during 2002-2004. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 (U.S.) (2008-2013) and Chambers USA (2011-2014) in the field of tax.  Prior to joining Sidely & Austin, Mr. Christie was a partner at Foley and Lardner.

Wallace E. Christner, Esq.

Wallace Christner is a business lawyer with Venable LLP, concentrating his practice on business and tax planning for business transactions including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, investments and joint ventures. Mr. Christner also focuses on compliance-related planning and investigations of public companies.

James T. Chudy, Esq.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jim Chudy, leader of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Tax practice and is located in their New York office. He focuses his practice on the tax-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, spin-offs, joint ventures and securities offerings for domestic and international clients across a broad spectrum of industries. He also has significant experience in private equity and cross-border investments, bankruptcy reorganizations and workouts, lending and other corporate finance transactions and general tax issues confronted by businesses and individuals.

Kerwin Chung, Esq.

Deloitte Tax LLP

Kerwin Chung is a principal in Deloitte Tax's Washington national tax office, and leader of the firm's national advance pricing agreement (APA) and mutual agreement procedure (MAP) group. He has more than 16 years' transfer pricing experience, specialising in APAs, MAP, planning, examinations and customs matters. He has served as the taxpayer's lead negotiator for more than 80 APAs and has represented more than 100 taxpayers in the MAP process. His clients include US- and foreign-based multinationals in numerous industries, including apparel, automotive, chemicals, computers, construction equipment, consumer electronics, electronic components, food and beverage, industrial machinery, insurance, logistics, office products, pharmaceuticals, photography, professional services, and publishing.

Jack Ciesielski

 Jack T. Ciesielski is the owner of R.G. Associates, Inc., an investment research and portfolio management firm located in Baltimore. Mr. Ciesielski is the publisher of The Analyst's Accounting Observer, which is an accounting advisory service for security analysts. He has been a CPA since 1978, and held the CFA designation since 1988. Before founding R.G. Associates in 1992, he spent nearly seven years as a security analyst with the Legg Mason Value Trust. Prior to that, he had performed various stints in the accounting profession as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand, as an internal auditor with Black & Decker, and as an educator at the University of Maryland.

Richard H. Clark

Richard H. Clark Professor of Law, Emory University, 1986-present; member, Advisory Committee of the University of Miami Philip E. Heckerling Estate Planning Institute; faculty member, American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School; member, American Law Institute; adviser, Restatement of the Law (Third) of Property — Wills and Other Donative Transfers; former Council member, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association; Academic Fellow and Former Regent, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; Editor-in-Chief, Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal, 1987-89; member, Tax Management Advisory Board on Estates, Gifts and Trusts; author, Wealth Transfer Planning and Drafting (2005), Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (4d ed. 2004), Income Taxation of Trusts, Estates, Grantors and Beneficiaries (1987), Casner & Pennell, Estate Planning (6th ed. 2001), co-author, 834 T.M., Transfer Tax Payment and Apportionment (2001), author, various articles and Institute chapters.
 

Scott Brian Clark

Scott Brian Clark is a member of SNR Denton's Taxation practice. Scott leads the firm's U.S. (state and local) tax practice and focuses on tax planning, audit and litigation issues, particularly those impacting communications, e-commerce, technology and utility companies. With more than 20 years of tax and legal experience, he is well-versed in the intricacies of state tax planning and tax controversy issues. 

George Clarke

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.

Christopher Cline, Esq.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Christopher P. Cline, Esq. is Wells Fargo Bank’s Senior Regional Fiduciary Manager for Oregon and SW Washington. Before joining the financial services industry, he practiced estate planning law for more than 15 years. Chris is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has written The Law of Trustee Investments and Disclaimers in Estate Planning (2d Ed.) for the American Bar Association, a book on Oregon trust law, and numerous articles in national publications. As well as his work with Wells Fargo, Mr. Cline is the Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Portland and of the Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Oregon State Bar. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Chris was a Partner in the Estate Planning practice of Holland & Knight LLP and a Partner at Lane Powell PC.

Grant Clowery, Ph.D.

Clowery Consulting

Grant M. Clowery, C.A. (Canada); CPA (Illinois); Ph.D., Business, University of Chicago; J.D., George Mason University. Dr. Clowery has served as an expert witness and counselor for both the Internal Revenue Service and taxpayers on issues relating to transfer pricing, valuation and financial accounting practice.

Nathan E. Clukey, Esq.

King & Spalding

Nathan E. Clukey is a partner in the tax practice  of King & Spalding where he focuses on tax controversy and tax litigation. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Clukey served as a trial lawyer in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice since 2008.  Prior to joining the Justice Department, Mr. Clukey represented corporate taxpayers in a variety of significant tax controversy contexts, with an emphasis on transfer pricing cases.

John Coalson, Jr.

Alston & Bird LLP

A Partner at Alson & Bird LLP, Mr. Coalson’s practice focuses on unclaimed property law and state and local tax issues. Over the course of a distinguished career in which he has been widely recognized as one of the leading practitioners in his field nationally, Mr. Coalson has advised almost half of the Fortune 100 on unclaimed property and tax matters. He has represented dozens of major corporations in unclaimed property audits and voluntary disclosures before the administrators in Delaware, New York and more than 40 other states. He is also one of the leading attorneys in the country in advising clients regarding unclaimed property, tax, consumer protection and other regulatory issues related to gift cards, loyalty/awards/incentive programs, discount voucher programs, virtual gift cards and other stored value/prepaid access products. Mr. Coalson has advised more than 75 companies on the structuring of gift card programs, including retailers, restaurant operators, airlines, hotel/resort operators, vacation programs, spa and health club operators, and discount voucher sales programs.

Joe B. Cogdell, Jr., Esq.

CoaLogix

Joe B. Cogdell joined CoaLogix Inc., in January, 2008 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.  Prior to joining CoaLogix, Joe was a member of the multi-state law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, having practiced in the firm’s corporate and securities group in Charlotte, NC for 20 years.  For over 30 years Joe has represented public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and business transactions.

Bruce A. Cohen, Esq.

Gen Re

Bruce Cohen is Vice President and Tax Counsel at Gen Re, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Prior to joining Gen Re, Mr. Cohen was Senior Tax Counsel, International at AIG, There he was the principal international tax planning attorney for leading worldwide insurance organization, responsible for restructuring international operations to achieve tax planning goals including deferral and foreign tax credit planning, structuring acquisitions and divestitures, and planning relating to deferred tax assets; Chairman of Tax Planning Committee, responsible for conducting review of all material transactions and issues. 

I. Mark Cohen, Esq.

Cohen & Burnett, P.C.

I. Mark Cohen, JD, LL.M, CFP® is the founding partner and visionary for both OptiFour Integrated Wealth Management, LLC, Registered Investment Advisor, and Cohen & Burnett, P.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, as well as co-author of Lessons to My Children: Simple Life Lessons for Financial Success, Wealth and Abundance.

Ross Cohen

Ross Cohen is a partner and tax attorney resident in the Louisville office of the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, where his practice is in federal tax, focusing on transactional and planning issues.

Robert T. Cole, Esq.

LB&I Division Internal Revenue Service SE:LB:IN:TPP  MA2-265B

Prior to his death in 2013, Mr. Cole directed the international tax division of Alston & Bird from 1997 to 2012. He then became a senior adviser to the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Cole often wrote about tax law and tax treaties.

Martin Collins

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Martin Collins is a Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in International Tax Services. Prior to joining PWC, he was a partner with McDermott Will and Emory.

Education:
University Degree in economics
Master Degree in tax law
University of Baltimore

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
(Commissioned) 6040: T.M., Indirect Foreign Tax Credits (co-author)

Christopher Condeluci, Esq.

CC Law and Policy PLLC

Christopher E. Condeluci is principal and sole shareholder of CC Law & Policy PLLC in Washington, DC. Chris’s practice focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and “private” health insurance exchanges to agents/brokers and hospitals/health systems. Prior to forming his own firm, Chris served as Tax and Benefits Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Congress, Chris participated in the development of portions of the ACA, including the Exchanges, the insurance market reforms, and all of the new taxes enacted under the law. He is one of the few senior Congressional staffers who actively participated in the health reform debate to join the private sector since the ACA’s enactment, and based on his experience as an employee benefits attorney, he possesses a unique level of expertise on matters relating to tax law, ERISA, and the ACA.

Michael Congiu, Esq.

Littler Mendelson P.C.

A Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C., Michael Congiu complements his broad labor and employment litigation and counseling practice with three specific and distinct areas of expertise: leave and disability accommodation litigation and counseling; international labor standards, global union federations, and business and human rights; and multiemployer pension plan counseling and litigation and other employee benefits litigation.

Steven D. Conlon, Esq.

 Steven D. Conlon, Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, IL.

Jason Connery

Jason R. Connery is with KPMG LLP in Washington, D.C. and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

James E. Connor, Esq.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

James Connor is a retired Partner and co-leader of Federal Tax Services group of Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He was also a former adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. program), 1985–1990; and with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1977–1985. James is also a former member of Bloomberg BNA Tax Management's U.S. Income Advisory Board.

Peter J. Connors, Esq.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Peter Connors, a tax partner in the New York office, focuses his practice on cross-border transactions.  He also has extensive experience in related areas of tax law, including asset securitization, financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, and private equity investments. A significant portion of his practice involves tax controversy, including representation of taxpayers before the U.S. Tax Court.  According to Chambers, he is "admired by peers for the strength of his activity in the field of cross-border transactions."

Kevin R. Conzelmann, Esq.

Kevin R. Conzelmann (A.B., Xavier University; J.D., Harvard Law School; LL.M., New York University, School of Law) is the Tax Counsel of Omnicom Group Inc. 

Lynn A. Cook, Esq.

Towers Watson

Lynn Cook is a Senior Legislative and Regulatory Advisor with Towers Watson. She is formerly with the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Exempt and Government Entities and is a member of the Virginia and New York Bars.

Diane M. Cooper, Esq.

 Diane M. Cooper Esq., Senior Counsel, Wilkins Finston Law Group LLP, Dallas, TX.

Kevin A. Cordano

 Kevin A. Cordano, CPA, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Luis Coronado, Esq.

Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Luis Coronado is a partner based in Ernst & Young's member firm in Singapore and is the Far East Area and Greater China transfer pricing leader. Luis will be returning to Shanghai in January 2010.

Manal Corwin

Manal S. Corwin is with KPMG, LLP in Washington, D.C. and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

José Costa Pinto

Costa Pinto Advogados

Jose Costa Pinto is a lawyer with Costa Pinto Advogados where he specializes in commercial law, corporate law, merges and acquisitions, real estate and financing law. He is also the President of the National Association of Portuguese Young Lawyers (ANJAP). Mr. Pinto has also been a Senior Associate with Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho and with the law firm of Simmons & Simmons.

Jenny Cottrell, Esq.

Jenny Cottrell is with Stephenson Harwood in London, England.

Nils Cousin

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Nils Cousin is a Manager of International Tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specializes in tax consulting for inbound clients, including tax treaties, inbound structuring, sovereign investment,  and section 7874. Prior to joining PWC Mr. Cousin spent four years as an Attorney Advisor to Hon. Joseph Gale, Judge, U.S. Tax Court.

Martin B. Cowan, Esq.

Martin B. Cowan, Esq. serves as a Member of Real Estate Advisory Board at Tax Management, Inc. Martin B. Cowan is the Attorney at Law, New York, NY.

Greta Cowart, Esq.

Winstead PC

A Shareholder at Winstead PC, Greta Cowart is known for fixing complex employee benefit plan issues, including not only pension plan and 401(k) plan issues, but also issues under COBRA, HIPAA and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health reform), and has secured significant results in Internal Revenue Service employee plans team audits,  U.S. Department of Labor audits of employee benefit plans, including service provider audits and in resolving issues with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

David Cowling

Jones Day

A Partner with Jones Day, David Cowling has extensive transactional and tax controversy experience with taxing authorities throughout the United States and abroad. He chairs the Firm's State and Local Tax Practice and its e-Commerce Tax Practice.

William H. Cowper

William H. Cowper, George Washington University, J.D., with high honors, 1983; State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1978. He is a member of Order of the Coif. Cowper is currently Vice President and Corporate Counsel on Employee Benefits Law for Prudential Insurance Company. Previously he was an Associate at Dow Lohnes & Alberston from 1983-1990. Mr. Cowper was admitted to District of Columbia in 1983 and is co-Author of Tax Management Portfolio IRS Determination Letter Procedures.

James D. Cox, Esq.

 James D. Cox is a Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke. Professor Cox joined the faculty of the School of Law at Duke in 1979 where he specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law. Prior to moving to Durham, he taught at the law schools of Boston University, the University of San Francisco, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and Stanford. During the 1988-89 academic year he was a Senior Research Fulbright Fellow at the University of Sydney. Professor Cox earned his B.S. from Arizona State University and law degrees at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

Toby Cozart, Esq.

Piedmont Law Partners

Mr. Cozart is a tax lawyer practicing in a small firm, Piedmont Law Partners, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He specializes primarily in: Domestic and Cross-Border Lease and Project Financing, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and International Leasing Joint Ventures.

Bridget Crawford

Pace University Law School

Pace University Professor Bridget J. Crawford teaches Federal Income Taxation; Estate and Gift Taxation; and Wills, Trusts and Estates. She joined the Pace faculty in 2003, after more than six years of law practice at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York. Her practice was concerned with income, estate and gift tax planning for individuals, as well as tax and other advice to closely-held corporations and exempt organizations.

Roy Crawford, III

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Roy E. Crawford is counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's Silicon Valley office.  He focuses his practice on corporate franchise and income taxation, personal income taxation, and sales and use taxation.

Ronald Creamer, Jr., Esq.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Ron Creamer is the head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group and also leads that group’s M&A practice.  Mr. Creamer is a seasoned practitioner in all types of acquisitions and dispositions, particularly cross-border transactions. He is noted for his calm, business-oriented approach and his ability to achieve consensus in complex negotiations. In addition to his M&A practice, Ron regularly advises clients on the execution and IRS review of tax-efficient financing techniques and capital markets strategies.

Thomas Crichton, IV Esq.

Vinson & Elkins LLP

A Partner if the firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, Thomas Crichton's law practice involves federal income tax matters, with particular emphasis in the natural resource, partnership, and corporate areas. His practice focuses primarily on business transactional tax advice in U.S. and international activities. He also advises on contested matters, including technical advice proceedings. Tom has represented clients before the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in requests for ruling, and before various appeals offices of the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, and other tribunals concerning tax deficiency matters and claims for refund.

Nina J. Crimm

St. John's University

Professor Nina Crimm is the Frank H. Granito, Jr., Faculty Scholar at St. John’s University School of Law.  She is the co-author (with Professor Laurence H. Winer) of two books:  God, Schools, and Government Funding:  First Amendment Conundrums (forthcoming publication in January, 2015 by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.) and Politics, Taxes and The Pulpit:  Provocative First Amendment Conflicts, (published in 2010 by Oxford University Press).  She also is the author of Tax Court Litigation:  Practice and Procedure, published in 1992 by Little, Brown and Company.  For several years, Professor Crimm was "The Quarterly Commentator" for The Exempt Organization Tax Review, timely commenting on various policy and legal matters affecting nonprofit organizations.  She is the author of numerous book chapters, and law review and journal articles focused on her area of expertise — nonprofit organizations, taxation, and domestic and foreign policies relevant to cutting edge issues involving national security, the First Amendment's Free Speech and Religion Clauses, and healthcare policies and practices, especially as impacting vulnerable population segments.

Michele Crisci, Esq.

Studio Tributario e Societario

Michele Crisci has been a partner of Studio Tributario e Societario (formerly Professionisti Associati), a member of Deloitte's global organization, since 1998, and is Italy's country leader for the transfer-pricing team.

Robert J. Crnkovich, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Bob Crnkovich is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Partnership Transactional Planning and Economics Group, where he advises on the taxation of partnerships, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate.  He returned to the firm after serving as Senior Counsel in the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Tax Policy (Office of Tax Legislative Counsel) in Washington, D.C., where he focused on partnership matters.

James E. Croker, Jr. Esq.

 Jim Croker is a partner with Alston & Bird LLP in the firm's Federal and International Tax Groups. He advises U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, real estate investment trusts, investment banks, financial institutions, pension funds, investment funds and individuals with respect to structuring domestic and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, REIT IPOs and secondary offerings, fund formations, alternative energy projects, outsourcing transactions, real estate investments, tax treaty issues and transfer pricing.

John Cronin, CPA, CGMA

Deloitte Tax LLP

John J. Cronin is a retired Tax Partner of Deloitte Tax, LLP. He is a member of the Bloomberg BNA State Tax Advisory Board. Prior to his retirement, he was the Partner in Charge of the firm's Multistate Tax Practice. He served as the Chairman of the Commerce Clearing House State Tax Advisory Board, and as a member of the advisory boards of the New York University State and Local Tax Institute, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Deloitte & Touche Center for Multistate Taxation. Mr. Cronin is also the 2003 recipient of the New York University distinguished service award, and the 2006 Frank C. Latcham award by BNA Tax & Accounting.

Education:
B.B.A.,Accounting, Iona College

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
1240 T.M., Income Taxes: Mergers and Acquisitions (co-author)
1250 T.M., Income Taxes: State Tax Minimization Strategies (author)
1370 T.M., Sales and Use Taxes: Mergers and Acquisitions (author)

Kenneth Crotty, J.D., LL.M.

Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A.

A partner at the Clearwater, Florida law firm of Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A., where he practices in the areas of estate tax and trust planning, taxation, physician representation, and corporate and business law, Mr. Crotty has co-authored several handbooks that have been published in BNA Tax & Accounting, Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning Newsletters and Estate Planning Magazine.

Thomas Cryan, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Thomas M. Cryan, Jr. focuses his practice on various tax matters including executive compensation, fringe benefits and employment tax areas. He consults with clients on tax audits, and with drafting and amending fringe benefit policies and compensation plans.  Tom also assists clients in structuring compensation arrangements to comply with Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tom also has significant expertise in the application of Code section 3121 (FICA) and the deduction rules under Code Section 274.

Tom has substantial experience in employee benefits and information reporting, in particular, dealing with the income and employment tax treatment of settlement payments, use of corporate aircraft, statutory fringe benefits, nonqualified deferred compensation, travel benefits and wellness programs. In addition, Tom has assisted clients with the state tax implications of mobile workforces.

Tom has also represented clients before the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury in connection with policy initiatives.

Education:
J.D., George Mason University School of Law (1997) magna cum laude
LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (1999)
B.A., Economics, Washington and Lee University (1994) cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
396 T.M., Golden Parachutes (co-author)

Robert E. Culbertson, Esq.

Covington & Burling LLP

Rob Culbertson is a member of the Tax Practice Group of Covington & Burling LLP.  His practice focuses on international tax planning and controversy resolution.

William Culp, Jr., Esq.

Culp Elliot & Carpenter, PLLC

With his deep knowledge and breadth of experience in law and taxation, William R. Culp, Jr., a Partner in the firm of Culp Elliott & Carpenter, P.L.L.C., helps clients structure their business affairs to maximize their wealth.  Mr. Culp represents a wide variety of clients, from entrepreneurs and private investors to large corporate clients.  Clients look to him for guidance in structuring complex business arrangements and transactions, and for solutions to the most challenging business problems.

Frank Cummings, Esq.

Frank Cummings, B.A. with high honors, Hobart College (1951), Phi Beta Kappa; M.A., Columbia University (1955); L.L.B., Columbia University School of Law (1958), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review; Chairman, ALI-ABA Annual Course in Employee Benefits Litigation; Co-Chairman, ALI-ABA Annual Course in Employment & Labor Relations Law for the Corporate Counsel & General Practitioner; member, The American Law Institute, American Bar Association; former Chairman, District of Columbia Bar Association (Labor Committee); Association of the Bar of the City of New York, District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of New York; Lecturer in Law, University of Virginia Law School; former member, U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans.

Jasper L. Cummings, Jr.

Alston & Bird LLP

Jack Cummings is counsel in the Federal Tax Group of Alston & Bird in Raleigh and Washington, D.C. He served as IRS associate chief counsel (corporate) and chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation. His books include The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (with Robert Hanson), The Supreme Court’s Federal Tax Jurisprudence published by the American Bar Association in 2010 and The Supreme Court, Federal Taxation and the Constitution, published by the American Bar Association in 2013. In addition, he regularly authors a column in Tax Notes ("What Were They Thinking?"). Jack has also successfully argued a state tax case in the Supreme Court of the United States, Fulton Corp. v. Justus, 516 U.S. 325 (1996).

Susan G. Curtis, Esq.

Susan G. Curtis, Esq. serves as a Member of Compensation Planning Advisory Board at Tax Management, Inc. and works at Janofsky & Walker LLP, New York, NY.

Joseph J. Czajkowski, Esq.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Joseph is Corporate Counsel for ExxonMobil.

Dominic Daher, JD, LL.M.

University of San Francisco

Dominic L. Daher is the director of internal audit and tax compliance for the University of San Francisco. In May 2005, Mr. Daher garnered USF law school’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award.  

Stacy Daher, CPA

University of San Francisco

Stacy E. Daher is the Associate Vice President for Finance at the University of San Francisco. In this role she is responsible for the management of the University's endowment investments, cash management, and debt issuance. Ms. Daher was formerly with the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Daher is a graduate of Saint Louis University (Master of Accountancy) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (Bachelor of Music). Ms. Daher previously served as an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of San Francisco School of Business and Management.

Roland S. Dahlman, Esq.

Roland S. Dahlman, LL.B. 1970 and LL.D. 2006 (Stockholm), LL.M. 1974 (Harvard University); Advokat. Member of the Swedish Bar and of Dahlman Advokatbyrå, Stockholm, Sweden.

Harvey P. Dale

 Harvey P. Dale, University Professor of Philanthropy and the Law at New York University and Director, National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.

David C. D'Alessandro, Esq.

David C. D'Alessandro, B.A. summa cum laude, Economics, Boston College, 1991; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1994; Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, Texas; Member: Texas Bar, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, SouthWest Benefits Association, Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section of the Dallas Bar Association; Chairman: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas; Speaker on a variety of executive compensation and employee benefits topics at symposiums and conferences for various organizations including the American Bar Association and The Conference Board.

Susan Daley, Esq.

Perkins Cole LLP

A Partner at Perkins Coie LLP, Susan has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of executive compensation, securities and employee benefits. She is currently co-chair of the BNA Pension & Benefits Advisory Board and president of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. She is former chair of the Federal Securities Law Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Employee Benefits Section Council, the Chicago Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee and the Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee.

Robert T. Danforth

Washington and Lee University

A Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Robert Danforth is admitted to practice in District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Virginia. His extensive experience has included the following: summer associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., Summer 1985; summer associate, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh, N.C., and King & Spalding, Atlanta, Summer 1986; law clerk to Judge Stephanie K. Seymour, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1986-87; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law, Fall 1986; associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., 1987-91; associate, 1992-97, Of Counsel, 1997, McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, L.L.P., Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law, 1995-97; Assistant Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 1997-2002; Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2002-2006; Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2006 - current; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 2007-2012; Visiting Professor of Law, College of William & Mary, 2004; Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, Washington & Lee University, 2004-2005; Alumni Faculty Fellow, 2005-2006.

J. William Dantzler, Jr. Esq.

J. William  Dantzler, Jr., B.S., Clemson University, 1974; J.D., New York University, 1979; Tax Partner and Head of Global Tax Practice, White & Case LLP, New York, New York; domestic and international corporate tax practice with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and tax controversies, including transfer pricing; speaker and author on U.S. and international corporate tax issues. 

Kathleen David

Kathleen David is Editor of  BNA Tax & Accounting's IRS Practice Adviser Report.

Kristi Davidson, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Clients rely on Kristi A. Davidson’s skills, business savvy and dedication to their interests to guide them through high-pressure situations where rapid and creative solutions are key. When business goals cannot be accomplished and disputes cannot be resolved, Kristi advocates for her clients in court. As counselor, advisor and advocate, in meeting rooms and in court rooms, Kristi partners with clients to help position them for the best possible outcome.

Bruce Davis, Esq.

White & Case LLP

Bruce N. Davis is the Former Chairman, Subcommittee on §§338, 367 and 1491, Committee on Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, American Bar Association; Principal Special Assistant to the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service (1988-1991); member of board of advisors of various international tax publications, and frequent speaker and writer on international tax issues. Most recently he was a partner with the law firm of White & Case LLP.

Glenn Davis, Esq.

Glenn Davis (retired) is former Executive Editor, Federal Tax Services, at BNA Tax and Accounting (a.k.a. Tax Management). Glenn joined Tax Management in February 1985 as a Tax Law Editor and was promoted to Managing Editor in July 1986. He assumed his current duties in October 1991. Prior to joining BNA, Glenn spent three years as a Tax Law Specialist in the IRS National Office’s Employee Plans and Exempt Organizations Division, as well as several years’ general law practice. Glenn holds a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and an A.B. from Brandeis University.

Mario A. de Castro

Mario A. de Castro, University of Miami School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation); Temple University of Law (J.D. 1994); Tulane University (B.A. 1990); member, American Bar Association; member, Florida Bar; Licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Tax Court; United States District Court for Southern District of Florida, and in the Republic of Colombia (pursuant to ICFES Resolution issued 1999). 

J. Gary Dean

J. Gary Dean is a Multistate Tax Services Partner in the Philadelphia Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Dean serves as the National Technical Services Leader of the Firm's Multistate Tax Services Practice, in which capacity he is responsible for all aspects of multistate tax planning, research, and compliance.

James P. DeBree, Jr., CPA

Deloitte Tax LLP

James is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a Partner at Deloitte Tax LLP for more than 40 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and author of numerous articles on REITs and REIT taxation. He is a frequent speaker on REIT-related matters.

Joseph DeCarlo, Jr.

Joseph DeCarlo, Jr., Columbia College (B.A. 1974); Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1979); partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Washington, D.C. 

Georges Deitz, Esq.

Deloitte SA

Georges Deitz is currently the Non-executive director of StatPro International in Luxembourg.Georges is a former senior partner of Deloitte, has over 25 years' experience advising multinational groups on growth strategies and on the impact of European Directives, treaties and OECD recommendations.  Georges led the international tax practice of Deloitte in Luxembourg and has a wealth of experience advising on the establishment and international growth of businesses. Georges is a member of the board of directors of the International Fiscal Association and the American Chamber of Commerce.

Nicasio del Castillo

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Nicasio del Castillo is a retired Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He was a member of the AICPA Subcommittee on International Taxation as well as the International Fiscal Association.

Jocelyn Delsouiller, Esq.

Jocelyne Delsouiller, graduated 1972 Geneva, Swtitzerland, admitted to the Geneva Bar  1974, legal counsel in Paris, 1979. admitted to the Paris Bar 1992. Corporate partner Campbell, Philippart, Laigo & Associes, Paris, France.

Christopher Denicolo, J.D., LL.M.

Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A.

A partner at the Clearwater, Florida law firm of Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A., where he practices in the areas of estate tax and trust planning, taxation, physician representation, and corporate and business law, Mr. Denicolo has published several articles in various publications, including BNA Tax & Accounting, the Florida Bar Journal and the LISI Network.

John DerOhanesian

John DerOhanesian is a senior manager in KPMG's International Corporate Services Group in San Diego, California.

Christopher Desmond

Duff & Phelps

Christopher Desmond joined Duff & Phelps in 2012. He has been named as one of the world’s leading transfer pricing professionals by Legal Media Group and has led multiple teams involving transfer pricing audit support and defense matters for taxpayers in the US. Throughout his career, he has led initiatives related to global and domestic supply chain transfer pricing policies for various industries and company size. Christopher has experience working with clients in the agricultural, alcohol and tobacco, consumer products, commodity trading, automotive, medical devices, healthcare, pharmaceutical, hotel, retail, food and beverages, logistics, publishing, technology, media, mining, consumer goods, industrial products and specialty chemicals industries.

Christopher was previously with Ceteris, where he helped build the company into a world-class organization by serving as Managing Director and Chief Sales Officer. Prior to joining Ceteris, Christopher was a transfer pricing economist with both PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Ernst & Young LLP.

Gerald S. Deutsch, Esq., CPA

Jerry Deutsch is an attorney and CPA advising businesses and their principals and wealthy individual clients in all aspects of tax and business planning including: Tax Structure - in connection with organizing businesses, structure for acquisitions and dispositions of businesses including, taxable or tax free transactions, installment sales etc., family planning, tax and family considerations; and Estate Planning - tax and family considerations.  

Bobby Dexter, Esq.

Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Professor Bobby Dexter joined the full-time faculty at Chapman in the Fall of 2006 after serving as a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University (New Orleans) College of Law.  A specialist in tax and business law, he previously served as a tax partner in the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner, LLP and later at a "Big Four" accounting firm.  Professor Dexter's scholarship focuses on tax law and policy and has appeared in numerous journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Tulane Law Review, the University of Kansas Law Review, the Denver University Law Review, and the Mercer Law Review.  In addition to traditional legal scholarship, Professor Dexter has also produced substantial, practice-oriented literature.  He co-authored (as principal draftsman) Annuities, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance Products, one of the many works in the well-regarded Tax Management Portfolio series published by the Bureau of National Affairs.  He also co-edited the insurance company chapter of the Mertens Federal Income Taxation treatise.

Winnie Di

Winnie Di is a transfer pricing partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' China transfer pricing network.

Valerie Diamond, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

A Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s San Francisco office, Valerie Diamond is chair-elect of the firm’s North America Compensation and Employment Law Practice Group and chair of the Global Equity Services Sub Practice Group. She assists companies in the design and implementation of international employee stock plans and provides advice on the tax, securities law and exchange control compliance issues that arise when options, restricted stock or purchase rights are granted to employees. Ms. Diamond has been named a "Leader in the Field" by Chambers USA 2014, described as "the 'impressive' Valerie Diamond," and is recognized by clients as being "just wonderful."

Louis H. Diamond, Esq.

Louis H. Diamond, Esq.; LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., Cum Laude, George Washington University National Law Center; B.A., George Washington University; Managing Member of Diamond ESOP Advisors PLLC, is one of the leading ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) attorneys in the country. Mr. Diamond is a past chairman of the ESOP Association’s Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee. He previously served as attorney advisor at the United States Tax Court, is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. His work with ESOPs is all encompassing, ranging from representing owners selling stock to an ESOP, employees pooling ESOP funds to purchase their division/subsidiary from corporations large and small, banks and others making ESOP loans and ESOPs themselves and their trustees. Representing the employees of the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (now Alion Science and Technology) in a $130 million employee buyout of its operating assets is among Mr. Diamond’s most notable ESOP achievements.

Brett R. Dick, Esq.

Jones Day

Brett Dick practices tax law, including partnerships, financing, leasing, real property, corporate, and tax treaties. His practice focuses on international tax, concentrating on transactions involving foreign entities doing business in the United States, including foreign government agencies. He deals extensively with Southeast Asian clients as well as U.S. taxpayers doing business abroad. Brett's forte is in the structuring of international transactions and tax planning and includes the taxation of foreign governments and international organizations. Brett has represented numerous foreign countries in Southeast Asia, and his clients are major government-linked and Asian investment funds.

Eli Dicker, Esq.

Tax Executives Institute

Eli J. Dicker is Executive Director of the Tax Executives Institute, the pre-eminent association of in-house tax professionals worldwide comprised of 7,000 members from 3,000 of the largest companies in North America, Europe and Asia. He leads a team of twenty professionals. He previously served as the Institute’s Chief Tax Counsel. Prior to joining TEI, Eli led the Tax Accounting and Reporting function at Capital One Financial Corporation, overseeing federal and state tax accounting, reporting and compliance.

Eli’s prior experience includes service as a tax principal with KPMG LLP and as an attorney-adviser and trial attorney in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International) and Miami District Counsel office of the Internal Revenue Service.

Eli is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a Cross-Border Tax Controversy Workshop.

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
M.A., Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York magna cum laude 
B.A., Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York magna

Valerie Dickerson

Deloitte Tax LLP

Valerie is a tax partner and leads Deloitte’s Washington National Tax-Multistate practice. Valerie has over 20 years of private and public accounting experience, primarily in multistate tax controversy and planning. Valerie and her Washington, D.C.-based team consult on state and local tax matters across a diverse client base, focusing on significant transactions, tax positions, and controversies. Valerie also leads Deloitte’s Multistate Tax Controversy Service offerings and national State Desk program.

Lauren Dickson, Esq.

Lauren H. Dickson, Esq., is the Editor for

Beth Dickstein, Esq.

Sidley Austin LLP

A Certified Public Accountant since 1985, Beth Dickstein is a partner in Sidley Austin's Chicago office who focuses on employee benefit matters. Ms. Dickstein regularly advises pension plan investors, as well as investment managers, regarding legal issues relating to various investment products, including the product’s fee arrangements and related party transactions. This has involved significant analysis of the fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA. She has advised clients regarding the structuring of administrative and investment committees of 401(k) and other retirement plans. Ms. Dickstein has prepared ERISA compliance procedures for investment managers, has performed “mock” Department of Labor fiduciary audits and has trained plan investment committees regarding their fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA. In addition, Ms. Dickstein provides support to the Firm’s litigators in ERISA fiduciary duty and 401(k) fee lawsuits.

Michael DiFronzo, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Michael A. DiFronzo serves as a Principal in the Washington National Tax Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  In that role, Mr. DiFronzo serves as a global resource for the firm’s international tax practice.  His practice includes all aspects of international taxation, with a particular focus on international mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and the U.S. anti-deferral rules.  He also works closely with U.S. and non-U.S. based multinationals on cross-border financing, cash repatriation and other planning issues.  

Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. DiFronzo was a senior executive in the U.S. Treasury Department.  He worked for the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service as the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (International – Technical).  In that capacity, he had primary responsibility for the oversight of published guidance related to the taxation of cross-border investment and related issues.  Mr. DiFronzo served in that role from 2006 - 2010.

Prior to joining the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Mr. DiFronzo served as a partner in the Tax Department of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago, Illinois.  There he served as an international tax attorney for large U.S. and non-U.S. multinational corporations.  Mr. DiFronzo’s work experience also includes the National Tax Office of Deloitte & Touche LLP and the Washington, DC office of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., University of Montana School of Law
B.S., Accounting, Montana State University

Kevin Dinan, Esq.

King & Spalding

Kevin Dinan is a partner in King & Spalding’s Business Litigation and Tax Controversy Groups and has been a trial lawyer for almost 30 years.  His litigation practice focuses primarily upon complex civil litigation, including professional liability, federal tax, complex business disputes, antitrust, and insurance coverage, as well as white collar criminal defense. Mr. Dinan has also represented clients in a variety of U.S. Tax Court cases, refund actions, federal tax audits, criminal investigations, promoter penalty audits, return preparer examinations, and IRS summons enforcement cases.

Michael Dirkis

Dr Michael Dirkis is Professor of Taxation Law at University of Sydney and a noted researcher, having authored and co-authored over 550 publications and papers. From May 1999 until October 2009 he was, as Senior Tax Counsel for the Taxation Institute of Australia, in the forefront of the all major tax reform and taxation administration reforms through participation in key Australian governmental consultative forums conducted by the Treasury, Australian Taxation Office, the Board of Taxation, the Inspector General of Taxation and the Australian National Audit Office and appearing before numerous Parliamentary committees.

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.

Mortimer Dittenhofer, Ph.D.

Dr. Dittenhofer practiced internal auditing at Sears Roebuck and Company and in the federal government at the Atomic Energy Commission and is the former executive director of the Association of Government Accountants. At the U.S. Government Accounting Office, he chaired the work group that developed the first edition of the Government Auditing Standards, also known as the “Yellow Book.” 

Irina Dmitrieva

White & Case LLP

Irina heads the tax practice in White & Case's Moscow office and is also the firm's EMEA tax practice leader. She has been advising on Russian and international tax matters since 1995, primarily focusing on greenfield investments, M&A, private equity, corporate restructuring and reorganizations, real estate and structured finance transactions.

Irina has developed a reputation as one of the best tax advisers in Russia based on her profound understanding of Russian legal realities, unparalleled experience in international tax structuring and the active participation in Russian tax legislation development since its inception in 1991.

Wojciech Dmoch

Wojciech Dmoch is a Counsel at Clifford Chance. His extensive experience includes preparing appeals and complaints in tax proceedings, analysing contracts and investments from the tax point of view, tax audits, routine tax advice, tax planning and drafting tax opinions. He has extensive experience in tax structuring of real estate investments, including tax advice in connection with specific investment projects (investments through the acquisition of companies, acquisition of land, acquisition of plants, and construction). 

William Dodge

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

William G. Dodge serves as Director, Global Transfer Pricing Team and Co-Director, U.S. Transfer Pricing Team at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Washington, DC. Mr. Dodge was Partner-in-Charge, U.S. Corporate Tax Group at Deloitte & Touche, London, England. He also worked in New York, London, and Tokyo, where he served many of Deloitte & Touche's largest U.S. and non-U.S. clients. He is a regular Speaker at seminars.

Joseph M. Dodge

 Joseph M. Dodge, LL.B., Harvard University, 1967, LL.M., New York University, 1973, B.A., Harvard University, 1963. Professor at Florida State University, College of Law.

Ingmar Doerr

Dr. Ingmar Dörr

D. Kevin Dolan, Esq.

Shearman & Sterling LLP

D. Kevin Dolan joined Shearman & Sterling’s Washington, D.C. office as Counsel in March 2009 and is a member of the firm’s Tax Group.

Joseph Doloboff, Esq.

Blank Rome LLP

Joseph M. Doloboff concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on tax law, and brings 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including working with clients in the high-technology, healthcare, communications, retail, and entertainment industries. 

Rod Donnelly, Esq.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Rod Donnelly is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Tax Practice. Mr. Donnelly focuses his practice on the tax aspects of complex international corporate transactions and on transfer pricing, especially with an intangible property component, at both the planning and the controversy stages. He has experience in transfer pricing, subpart F, and tax-related aspects of manufacturing supply chain and R&D, at both the planning and audit defense levels for large multinational corporations. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Donnelly was a partner in the tax practice McDermott, Will & Emory.

Joseph Donovan

Joseph X. Donovan is a Principal in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1984, Joe was Deputy Chief of the Legal Bureau of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. He also served as Tax Counsel in the Rulings & Regulations Bureau of the Department. Author of the Massachusetts Sales and Use Tax Manual, he is the former chair of the State Tax Committee of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and serves on the advisory board of State Tax Notes. Joe also served as an advisor on state tax matters to Governor Weld's Council on Economic Growth and has written and lectured widely on state and local tax matters. Joe received an A.B. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
 

Glenn W. Dowd, Esq.

Glenn W. Dowd, Central Connecticut State University (B.A. cum laude, 1984), University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D. high honors, 1989); member, Connecticut Bar; associate, Day, Berry & Howard. 

Marianna Dozsa

PwC Österreich

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

Michael Stephen Drake

Brigham Young University

Education:

Michael Drake

Michael Drake is an accounting doctoral scholar at Texas A&M University. Prior to entering the doctoral program, he worked at an international public accounting firm. 

William A. Drennan, II, Esq.

Southern Illinois University School of Law

William Drennan joined the Southern Illinois University School of Law faculty on a full-time basis in 2005, after teaching as an adjunct in 2004. He teaches federal income tax, business tax, trusts and estates, basic estate planning, and charities and charitable giving. He researches and writes in the areas of taxation and intellectual property. Prior to joining the faculty, William was in private practice for twenty years with a major St. Louis law firm, specializing in taxation, estate planning, nonqualified deferred compensation, and nonprofit organizations.

Elizabeth Drigotas

Deloitte Tax LLP

Elizabeth Drigotas is a Principal in the Washington DC office of Deloitte Tax LLP, focusing on employee benefits and executive compensation.  Ms. Drigotas practices primarily in the areas of nonqualified deferred compensation and equity compensation, including in the context of mergers and acquisitions.  

Pamela Jensen Drucker, Esq.

Andersen Tax

A Director in the Los Angeles office of Andersen Tax, Pam Drucker has over 14 years of experience advising clients on domestic and international tax matters. Her clients have included closely-held businesses, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals.

Carl Dubert, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mr. Carl Dubert has been Principal of Washington National Tax Services Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since March 2005. Mr. Dubert is an attorney licensed in the State of Illinois and the District of Columbia and a certified translator of German. His work includes participating in the drafting of cross-border mergers and acquisitions regulations and providing technical assistance to the development of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in September 1995, and was admitted as a Partner in July 2002. Prior thereto, he worked as an international tax consultant with a law firm in Dusseldorf, Germany. He served as Deputy International Tax Counsel in the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Policy and focused on regulatory and legislative affairs. He also represented the United States at tax meetings of the Committee of Fiscal Affairs for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is a frequent speaker at the American Bar Association, George Washington University's IRS Tax Institute and the University of Chicago's Tax Institute.

Alice Dubow

Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County

Hon. Alice Beck Dubow is a judge of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court of Commone Pleas, 1st Judicial District in Philadelpia. Judge Dubow started her legal career in 1984 as a law clerk for a judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Bucks County before taking a position with Duane Morris and Heckscher, practicing commercial litigation.  In 1987, she joined the firm Fineman & Bach as an associate and carved out a niche as both a trial and appellate court litigator.

Amy Dunbar, CPA, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut

Amy Dunbar is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. Professor Dunbar earned her Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, she worked for the IRS, KPMG, and industry. Professor Dunbar currently teaches in the doctoral, MSA, and undergraduate accounting programs She has taught Introduction to Taxation, Taxation for Business Entities, Tax Research, Research for Accounting Professionals, and Data Analysis. She has received departmental and school-wide teaching awards for her teaching in UConn’s online MSA program. Professor Dunbar’s research interests are in the tax policy area, particularly the intersection of accounting and tax regulation. She is a recipient of two IRS grants to examine corporate tax aggressiveness. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Taxation Association, the National Tax Journal, Public Finance Review, Journal of Public Economics, and Tax Notes. She is also a co-author of two BNA portfolios relating to accounting for income taxes. In addition to her teaching and research interests, she participates actively in the American Taxation Association and received its 2008 Outstanding Service Award.

Harley Duncan

KPMG

Harley Duncan is Tax Managing Director, State and Local Tax, at KPMG LLP. His primary responsibilities at KPMG include working to establish and improve business relationships with state taxing authorities, assisting clients in working with state tax agencies, and keeping clients and firm members abreast of current developments. In addition, Harley works with the firm’s State Tax Resource Network to strengthen business relationships with state tax agencies.

Prior to joining KPMG in July 2008, Harley spent the previous 20 years as executive director of the Federation of Tax Administrators, the association representing the principal state revenue collection agencies in each of the 50 states, Washington, DC, and New York City. He also served five years as secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue. Prior to that, Harley was the assistant director of the Kansas Division of the Budget. He has held positions with the South Dakota state government, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and the National Governors’ Association. Harley received New York University’s Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation Award in December 2006 and was awarded the IRS Commissioner’s Award in June 2008. He was cited as “The Most Influential Person on the Planet in State and Local Tax” by State Tax Notes in 2008. 

Education:
M.P.A., University of Texas (1978)
B.A., Political Science, South Dakota State University (1972)

David S. Dunkle, Esq.

David S. Dunkle, B.A., Virginia Military Institute (Honors in English 1966); J.D., University of North Carolina Law School (member of Law Review 1969); LL.M. (Taxation) Georgetown Law Center (1970); member Alabama State Bar, North Carolina State Bar, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation); contributor to The Journal of Taxation, TAXES, Law Office Economics and Management, The North Carolina Bar Association BAR NOTES, and The North Carolina Law Review; author of treatise: Guide to Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Shepard's/McGraw–Hill, 1984.

Carolyn DuPuy, Esq.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Carolyn M. DuPuy is a retired Partner with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Washington, DC. She is a former Senior Technical Reviewer at the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service.

Michael C. Durney

Michael C. Durney; Hastings College of Law, University of California (1968; Juris Doctor; Editorial Board, Hastings Law Journal); University of California at Berkeley. Bar Admissions: District of Columbia and California Bars; admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court. Served as Deputy Assistant and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice: Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice—Tax Division. Member of U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council, 1993–; District of Columbia Bar; the State Bar of California: Federal (Chairman: Court and Tax Procedure Committee, 1977-1982; Section of Taxation, 1982-1984; Senior Advisory Committee, 1984–) and American (Member, Sections of: Taxation; Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislative and Administration Proposals, 1993–, Litigation) Bar Associations. Currently at Moore & Bruce LLP, Washington, D.C.

Michael Durst, Esq.

Michael C. Durst is an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C., and also serves as Special Counsel to Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He is a former director of the IRS’s advance rulings program in transfer pricing matters, the Advance Pricing Agreement Program. Mike practices on a national and global basis in the areas of tax planning, controversy defence and dispute resolution. A former law teacher and law firm practitioner, Mike served as director of the IRS APA Program from 1994 to 1997. 

Preston Dyer, Esq.

Winstead PC

Preston "Trip" Dyer is a member of Winstead's Taxation, Employee Benefits & Private Business Practice Group. His practice focuses on federal and state tax planning for business transactions, including entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate development and investments.

Education:
LL.M., New York University (2012)
J.D., Vanderbilt University (2011)

Ian Dykes

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ian Dykes is the leader of PwC's U.K. transfer pricing network. He has been a full-time transfer pricing practitioner for 20 years, and is well-known internationally as the lead advisor to several major multinational corporations.

Jim Eads

Jim Eads, B. S. B. A. University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1970 and J. D. University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1973; Currently-Executive Director of the Federation of Tax Administrators, Formerly-Director, Public Affairs for Ryan & Co., President & Executive Director of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, International Director of Electronic Commerce of the Large and Mid-Size Business Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Partner in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young, Senior Attorney & Government Relations Counsel with AT&T Corp., Senior Tax Attorney with Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chief Counsel of the Revenue Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.  Past President of the National Tax Association and former Chairman of the Electronic Commerce Task Force of the Council on State Taxation.  Currently serves on the State Tax Advisory Board of CCH, the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Institute of State & Local Tax and the Advisory Board of the Paul J. Hartman State & Local Tax Forum.  Formerly served on the Board of Directors of the National Taxpayers Conference and the New Mexico Society of Association Executives.  Taught state tax law as an adjunct professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law for two years.  

Graham Earles

Graham Earles is a Tax Specialist with Slaughter & May in London, England.

David Early-Hubelbank, Esq.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

David Hubelbank is a senior counsel in Pillsbury's Tax practice and is located in the New York office. He advises clients on tax matters relating to business acquisitions and dispositions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, and corporate finance and capital markets transactions.

Joseph Ecuyer, Esq.

Joseph J. Ecuyer, Esq. is a Federal editor for BNA Tax & Accounting and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Joseph Ecuyer, Federal Tax Law Editor

After years in private practice in New Orleans in both the tax and ERISA areas, Joe joined BNA Tax & Accounting in 2005 where he is currently a Tax Law Editor in the U.S. Income Group. He works mainly on issues related to personal and business income, deductions and credits. Joe earned a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and an LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law. After graduating from NYU, Joe worked as an Attorney-Advisor for Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court.

Claude Edelson

Claude Edelson, CPA, MA and BS, Accounting, University of Illinois. Edelson is currently Assistant Director of Accounting Policy at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He joined FHLBC in 2005 after working in the accounting policy field for a number of financial institutions for over 20 years.

Stephen M. Edge, Esq.

Steve is a corporate tax partner at Slaughter and May where he has an extensive tax consultancy practice which includes advising on business and transaction structuring, dealing with in-depth tax investigations and tax litigation and doing a large amount of work in the transfer pricing/thin capitalisation area.

Bruce N. Edwards, Esq.

Sorensen & Edwards, P.S.

Bruce has been practicing tax law since the 1970's, and has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. Following NYU, Bruce clerked for the Honorable Shiro Kashiwa at the United States Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. (now the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). The Court of Claims had jurisdiction of tax refund cases, as well as being the appellate tribunal for the old Indian Claims Commission.

Clemens Egermann

Clemens Egermann, University of Vienna (Master of Laws 1998); Doctor of Jurisprudence (1999); Member, Austrian Bar.

Matthnew Eickman, Esq.

Lawing Financial

Director of ERISA Services at Lawing Financial in Overland Park, Kansas, Matthew Eickman has 11 years of private legal practice experience focusing exclusively on employee benefits, including time as a partner with Utz, Miller & Eickman LLC. While in private practice, he has worked closely with sponsors and fiduciaries of defined contribution and defined benefit plans of all sizes, from a few to over 34,000 participants and with plan assets as high as $1.8 billion, and represented clients in front of the DOL, IRS, and PBGC.

Andrew Eisenberg

Andrew M. Eisenberg is a partner with Jones Day in Washington, DC and adjunct professor of Corporate Tax at Georgetown University Law. Mr. Eisenberg is a frequent contributor to BNA Tax & Accounting's Tax Management Memorandum.

Niles Elber, Esq.

Caplin & Drysdale

Niles A. Elber is a Member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C. office. He has been with the firm since 2004. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Elber spent five years practicing with a boutique tax firm in Charlotte, North Carolina where he advised clients on a variety of tax planning and controversy matters.

Peter I. Elinsky, Esq.

Georgetown University Law Center

Peter Elinsky is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he Teaches Retirement Plans -Design and Taxation; and Executive Compensation - Cash And Equity-Based Incentives. Peter retired from KPMG after almost 31 years of service on June 30, 2002. Prior to retirement, he held the position of Partner in Charge of Americas Accounts for Compensation and Benefits. Mr. Elinsky joined KPMG's Boston office in 1972, transferred to the Washington National Tax practice in 1976, and admitted to the partnership in 1978. Mr. Elinsky has extensive experience in employee benefits and executive compensation, particularly in matters involving qualified retirement plans and deferred compensation. He has presented at various tax institutes, and has written articles on employee benefits and executive compensation. He was frequently quoted as an expert in the financial press.

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, Boston University School of Law (1972)
J.D., Suffolk University School of Law (1968) cum laude
B.S., Accounting, University of Connecticut (1965)

Janet Elsbernd

Deloitte Tax LLP

William E. Elwood, Esq.

Dickinson Wright PLLC

Currently a Member of the Washington, DC law office of Dickinson Wright, William Elwood is the former Technical Attorney, Tax Court Litigation Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (1970-1974). He has also been associated with Lee, Toomey & Kent, attorneys, Washington, D.C. (1974-1977); Tax Counsel and subsequently Assistant General Counsel, Communications Satellite Corporation, Washington, D.C. (1977-1985); and Vice President and Tax Counsel, Primark Corporation, McLean, Virginia (1985-1987). He served as National Federal Tax Chairman, Tax Executives Institute (1984-1985); Corporation Department Editor, The Tax Times (1984-1987); Articles Editor, The Tax Lawyer (1976-1980); and is a member of the District of Columbia, Michigan and Pennsylvania Bars; American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, and Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association.

Bruce Ely

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bruce P. Ely is a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama office of the multistate law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. He is the co-chair of their SALT Practice Group, which involves choice of entity, state and local tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and state and federal tax disputes. 

Christian Emmeluth, Esq.

CPH LEX Advokater

A member of the niche firm “CPH LEX Advokater” in Copenhagen, Mr. Emmeluth has previously worked in London and was admitted to the Supreme Court in Denmark in 1988. He is also assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen lecturing on international tax issues. Christian primarily advises in matters concerning commercial law including tax and company law issues. Christian is a member of the Danish Bar Association, International Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association and the Association of European Lawyers.

Phillip England

Phillip England is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill & Olick P.C. His practice emphasizes the tax aspects of international corporate and joint venture arrangements and tax issues relating to insurance coverage and captive insurance matters.

Howard S. Engle, CPA

Deloitte Tax LLP

Howard S. Engle, a retired partner with the Chicago office of Deloitte, has served as the Lead Client Service Partner and Advisory Partner for some of Deloitte’s largest and most complex clients including publicly held entities and private families. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2002,

Richard L. English, Esq.

Commerce Family Office

Richard serves as Managing Director of Commerce Family Office, a division of the Commerce Trust Company, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Commerce Family Office provides comprehensive and highly customized services to high net worth families.  In his role as Managing Director, Richard and his team work closely with clients and their advisors on strategies for addressing the complex personal, family and financial challenges that can accompany significant wealth. 

David Enrick, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

David Ernick is a Principal in the Transfer Pricing Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Washington National Tax Services office.  David’s practice includes transfer pricing planning and documentation, cost sharing, IP transfers, audit defense, competent authority proceedings, advance pricing agreements (APAs), and tax valuation services. 

Christopher Erblich, Esq.

Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

A member of the Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP’s Executive and Partner Boards and Managing Partner for the Phoenix office, Chris Erblich is a member of the firm’s Financial Services industry team and concentrates his practice on sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning and tax planning for high net worth clients and business owners. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and previously worked for the accounting firm KPMG. Chris is frequently sought out by other professionals, including fellow CPAs, lawyers and financial service professionals, to develop creative planning solutions for complex situations. His practice is national in scope, with clients in more than 20 states and a number who are on the Forbes 400 list – current and former professional athletes, current and former professional sports team owners, entertainers and owners of large closely held businesses.

Beate Erwin, Esq.

Ruchelman P.L.L.C.

Of Counsel at Ruchelman P.L.L.C., Beate Erwin concentrates her practice in the area of U.S. and international taxation, with a focus on inbound investment into the United States. She represents clients in controversy matters on a Federal and state tax level in the United States. Ms. Erwin has authored articles on international taxation for a variety of publications in the United States and Europe and has contributed to treatises devoted to that topic. Ms. Erwin is a member of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Deborah K. Erwin, Esq.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Education:

Joseph Erwin, Esq.

Law Office of Joseph M. Erwin

A sole practitioner based in Dallas, Texas, Joseph Erwin has extensive experience in international and federal tax. His practice focuses on: U.S. Taxation of International Transactions – investment into the United States by n0n-U.S. persons and investment by U.S. residents and companies into foreign countries; Cross-Border Tax and Estate Planning – tax aspects of immigration and expatriation, asset protection, foreign gifts and estates of U.S. individuals and foreign individuals with U.S. connections and family; and Federal Tax Controversies – tax audits and tax litigation in all Federal courts and voluntary disclosures.

Andrés Espinós Alegre

UBS Investment Bank

An Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank in New York, Andrés Espinós advices financial institutions in Latin America on M&A and capital markets topics. Prior to joining UBS, he worked as a Senior Associate at Uria Menendez, where he advised on corporate and international tax matters with a special coverage of Spanish and Andorran financial institutions. He worked in matters involving the exchange of tax information and the implementation of the OECD standard in this area, as well as on setting up a new financial and tax framework in the Principality of Andorra. He was also closely involved in the assessment by Moneyval (Council of Europe) of the Andorran legislation on the prevention of money laundering and was a lecturer at the International Taxation seminar organized by the Spanish Tax Advisors Association.

Donald M. Etheridge, Jr., Esq.

National Christian Foundation, The

Donald Etheridge is a Gift Planning attorney at the National Christian Foundation. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and North Carolina Bar; the North Carolina Bar Association (Chairman, Tax Section, 1988–1989). Donald is a Certified Public Accountant (North Carolina) and was a Senior Lecturer of Law, Duke University Law School (1984–1994). He has been an adjunct faculty member at the following institutions: University of North Carolina Law School (1985–1987); Emory University Law School (2010-2011); Boston University Law School (2012-2013); and Northeastern University Law School (2013).

Pamela Evers, J.D., LL.M, MBA

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Ms. Evers practices law in Texas and the District of Columbia. She also teaches in the Department of Accountancy and Business Law at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Candace Ewell

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Candace is a Principal with PwC's Washington National Tax Services Practice, where she leads a group of information reporting and withholding specialists.  Since joining the firm in 2007, Candace has worked with financial and nonfinancial sector clients to remediate information reporting and withholding compliance failures.  Currently, Candace is a key member of PwC's global FATCA team and is currently engaged on several large projects in the Financial Services sector. 

Peter Faber

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Peter L. Faber is a partner in the New York office of the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.  He specializes in state and local tax matters, including planning, administrative proceedings, and litigation.  

Pascal Faes, Esq.

NautaDutilh BVBA/SPRL

Pascal Faes is a Partner in the Brussels office of the international law firm NautaDutilh, where he heads the Tax Practice Group.

Aidan Fahy, Esq.

Matheson

Aidan Fahy is a partner in Matheson's Tax Department in Dublin and advises on all aspects of corporate taxation including the structuring of domestic and international reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and the tax consequences of doing business in and through Ireland. He also advises on cross-border financial planning, property transactions, employment related taxes, and insolvency related issues.

Charles E. Falk, Esq.

Charles Edward Falk, B.A. (in economics), University of Kansas (1970); M.S. (in accounting), The University of Virginia (1976); J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law (1979); LL.M. (in taxation), New York University School of Law (1981); LL.M. in Corporation Law (Bankruptcy and Securities Laws), New York University School of Law (1991); Principal, Mortenson and Associates, Cranford, N.J.; member, New Jersey and Virginia Bars; Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey and Virginia; author, Tax Management Portfolio, Tax Planning for the Development and Licensing of Patents and Know–How, No. 557.

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.

Richard Farley

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Richard C. (Rick) Farley, Jr. is a Director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Global Human Resource Services (GHRS) group in the New York City office.  Mr. Farley consults with clients and the firm’s practice offices on fringe benefit issues, meal & entertainment issues, and tax accounting issues.  Prior to joining GHRS in 2013, Rick was a member of the Federal Tax Services (FTS) group of the Washington National Tax office since November, 1999. 

George Farrah, CPA

George R. Farrah, CPA, is Executive Editor-State Tax and Accounting for Tax Management Inc., a BNA company.  Tax Management Inc. is a leading provider of tax planning and compliance information, whose products command a unique position among tax practitioners due to the extensive analysis provided by nearly 1,000 outside authors. 

George Farrah, CPA, Executive Editor, State Tax and Accounting

George Farrah joined BNA in 1988, developed the State Tax Portfolios, the Weekly State Tax Report, and the Multistate Tax Report, which launched in 1994. He also developed BNA's State Tax Library, which launched in April 2000. More recently, he developed the Accounting Policy & Practice Report.

Prior to joining BNA, George worked as a CPA in both the public and private sector. George received a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Taxation from Georgetown University. 

Laura Farrell-Legrand

Ernst & Young LLP

Ms. Farrell is a senior manager with Ernst & Young. She is a Practice Leader for the firm's California State and Local Tax Group and serves as the firm's California State Tax Coordinator.

Lawrence Fee

Deloitte

Education:

Suzanne C. Feese, Esq.

Suzanne is a former tax partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office, where she represented clients in all stages of the IRS administrative process and in tax litigation. She has substantial experience in the taxation of partnerships and foreign persons with U.S. activities, the representation of clients in complex partnership and structured financing transactions, and Islamic finance. Suzanne is also the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Agnes Scott College.

Marshall Feiring, Esq.

Sidley Austin LLP

Marshall Feiring is counsel in Sidley Austin LLP’s New York office. His practice focuses on multiple aspects of the formation and operation of complex investment vehicles such as REMICs, RICs and REITs, including the treatment of their investments in debt instruments and financial contracts, and the treatment of the investors that hold their securities. He is the author of the BNA/Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolio "REMICs, Mortgage REITs, Mortgage Trusts and Other Real Estate Mortgage Securitization Vehicles” and many other tax articles on related topics. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Feiring worked in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel as a Senior Technical Reviewer, where he was involved with issuing regulations and other guidance concerning financial institutions and products.

Steven Felgran

Steven D. Felgran, Ph.D., is a member of KPMG LLP's global transfer pricing services practice and is a principal with the firm's offices in Boston and New York.

Robert A. Ferencz, Esq.

Sidley Austin LLP

Robert is senior counsel in Sidley Austin’s Chicago office who focuses on employee benefits, executive compensation, federal income tax and related matters. A substantial portion of his practice involves advising plans regarding the fiduciary issues related to investment decisions as well as the implementation and operation of collective trust funds. Among the clients he has advised are one of the nation’s largest private pension funds and a $5 billion collective trust maintained for a defined contribution plan prototype retirement program. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. 

Brett Ferguson

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.

Jayson Fernandez, Esq.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Jasyon Fernandez, a partner with the international law firm of Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles, co-chairs the firm’s Taxation department. His practice focuses on taxation, and corporate law.

Joseph Ferst, CPA

Deloitte Tax LLP

Joe is a Co-Leader of the TARDI Debt Services Group at Deloitte Tax LLP. He provides tax advisory and technology solutions and services to investors (banks, insurance companies, mortgage REITs, and private equity and hedge funds) and fund administrators investing in debt and debt securities. Previous roles at Deloitte have included National Leader of the Partnership Solutions Group where Joe provided tax consulting and technology solutions for complex partnership transactions and structures; and Southeast Region Practice Leader in the Real Estate Tax Services division. There his practice included domestic and international partnerships, institutional investors, home builders, and REITs investing in real estate.

Education:
Binghamton University - School of Management

Joseph L. Ferst, CPA

Joseph L. Ferst, B.S., State University of New York at
Binghamton, 1975; Service Line Leader, National Federal Tax
Services, Deloitte Tax LLP, Atlanta, Georgia; member AICPA,
NYSSCPA, NAREIT, ULI; speaker on real estate, partnership
and financial instruments tax issues; author, books and
articles on real estate, partnership, and financial
instruments taxation, including contributions to BNA Real
Estate Journal, Real Estate Investment Trusts Handbook, The
Handbook of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, The
Appraisal Journal, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and
Journal of Taxation of Financial Institutions publications. 

Karen Fickes, Esq.

Karen N. Fickes, Esq. is Managing Editor for US Income at BNA Tax & Accounting, and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Karen Fickes, Managing Editor, U.S. Income Portfolios

Karen is Managing Editor of the U.S. Income Group. As such, she is responsible for the U.S. Income Series Portfolios dealing with individual income taxation, the Real Estate Series Portfolios, Natural Resources Portfolios, and Green Incentives Navigator. Karen received her B.B.A. from the University of Texas, J.D. from the University of Arkansas, and LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida.

Craig Fields

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Craig B. Fields is co-chair of the Morrison & Foerster’s Tax Department and is also chair of the firm’s State + Local Tax Group. His practice focuses on litigation and planning relating to state and local tax matters. He has been involved in controversies regarding state and local tax issues before the administrative and judicial systems of jurisdictions throughout the United States as well as having resolved hundreds of non-public record cases around the country. Mr. Fields has also provided advice regarding the potential tax consequences of complex restructurings involving the corporation income (franchise) taxes, the sales and use taxes, and miscellaneous taxes of many jurisdictions.

J.P. Finet

J.P. Finet, a graduate of the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, served as news editor for Ohio Lawyers Weekly and as a legislative analyst for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency before joining BNA in 2006. As the Daily Tax Report’s senior legal editor, he covers tax rulings from the state and federal courts, with an emphasis on federal tax issues before the federal courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has written for daily newspapers in Ohio, Indiana, and Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Arts I from the Ohio State University School of Journalism.

Jeffrey Fink, Esq.

Rockefeller & Company, Inc.

Jeffrey D. Fink, JD, LLM, CPA, is a Senior Financial Advisor and Director of Taxes at Rockefeller Financial. He advises wealthy families on tax, wealth transfer and philanthropic planning and has been with Rockefeller Financial since 1983. He is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations. Jeff is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a Bloomberg BNA Tax Advisory Board member.

Education:
L.L.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
B.S., Accounting, Hunter College

Felicia Finston, Esq.

Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group LLP

A partner with the Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group, Felicia A. Finston has over 25 years of experience handling benefit and compensation issues for Fortune 500 and other public and private companies and tax-exempt entities (including church-related organizations and government employers). An important part of her practice is representing clients before the IRS, the DOL and the PBGC in connection with employee benefit plan audits and under voluntary submission programs such as EPCRS and DFVC.

Alan Fischl, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Alan is an International Tax Services Principal with PwC’s Washington National Tax Services office. He consults with the firm's practice offices and clients on international tax issues arising in complex transactions, tax planning and controversies with the IRS. Alan has also served as leader of the Washington National Tax Services Energy and Mining Industry practice. Alan has broad experience in international and federal tax matters, including foreign tax credit and related expense allocation issues, issues arising in international mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations and tax treaty issues. He represents clients before the IRS, Treasury and the Congressional tax-writing committees.

Prior to joining PwC, Alan was a partner with a Washington, D.C. tax law firm and the Chair of its Tax Department. He was responsible for a variety of tax matters for major multinational clients. Alan was also a legislation attorney with the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, where he was a principal participant in the development and drafting of the international provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and assisted the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in its analysis of proposed income tax treaties. He is a past Chair of the Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section, and he speaks and writes frequently on international tax issues. He also is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Journal of International Taxation, the Advisory Board of Tax Management International Journal, the AICPA International Tax Technical Resources Panel, and the American Law Institute.

Education:
J.D., Harvard Law School (1980) cum laude
A.B., Brandeis University (1977) magna cum laude

Julia Fisher

JPMorgan Private Banking

Julia is a Managing Director/Wealth Advisor at JPMorgan Chace & Co. where she has spent more than 13 years assisting ultra-wealthy clients on how to hold, manage and transfer their wealth across generations. She also works with clients’ professional advisors on estate planning, tax, family governance, philanthropy and fiduciary matters, and with other experts at JPMorgan Private Bank on how to handle investment management, banking, lending and trusts and estates, to provide an integrated approach to wealth management. Prior to joining JPMorgan she was a Partner with Erskin Wolfson Gibbon and Fisher in their Estates and Trusts practice. 

Ms. Fisher is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a Member of Pennsylvania’s Joint State Government Commission, Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws, and a former adjunct professor in the Graduate Tax Programs at both Villanova University and Temple University.

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, Villanova University School of Law
J.D., Indiana University-Purdue University
B.A., English & French Literature Indiana University Bloomington

Catherine Fitzpatrick, CPA, MST

KPMG LLP

Catherine Fitzpatrick is a Managing Director at KPMG LLP where she has been in practice for more than 18 years. Prior to joining KPMG in 1997, Cathy was a Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia. She has also been a staff accountant in the firm of Croft, Drozd & Company P.C.

William J. Flanagan, Esq.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Education:

David Flaxman

David Flaxman is general counsel of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc., commercial old-line factors in New York City, founded in 1938, whose 2008 factoring volume exceeded $4.6 billion. He is a member of the New York state bar and an inactive member of the California bar.

Robert Fleming, Esq.

Fleming & Curti, PLC

Mr. Fleming is a partner in the Tucson law firm of Fleming & Curti, P.L.C., with a practice limited to trust (and special needs trust) administration, guardianship, conservatorship, estate planning, and probate. 

Robert J Foley, Esq.

Robert J. Foley, Esq. is an Attorney At Law in New Jersey.

Sean Foley

Sean Foley is a member of KPMG's global transfer pricing services practice. Foley, a principal in charge of the practice, is with KPMG LLP in Washington, D.C.

Pui Chi Foong, Esq.

Shearn Delamore & Co.

Pui Chi has been a Senior Legal Assistant in the Tax & Revenue Practice Group in the law firm of Shearn Delamore & Co since 2007 and has been recognized as Tax Counsel in the 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 editions of the International Tax Review.

Sean Forbes

Sean Forbes is a BNA staff correspondent for the Weekly Report.

James Forsyth, Esq.

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

A Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC, James W. Forsyth works primarily with business and corporate tax matters and the taxation of pass-through entities. He represents publicly and privately held enterprises in analyzing the federal, state and local income tax consequences of corporate transactions, including corporate reorganizations, divisions, debt restructurings, joint ventures and other business transactions.

Sharon Fountain, Esq.

Sharon F. Fountain, Esq. is a Managing Editor for Compensation Planning at BNA Tax & Accounting, and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Kendall Fox, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kendall is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers practicing in their New York office. He is a Certified Public Accountant in both Michigan and California, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Richard Fox, Esq.

Dilworth Paxson PLLC

Dorine Fraai

Dorine Fraai is a senior tax manager for Horlings in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Dorine works primarily in international tax law and has a diverse practice, focusing on international structures and foreign companies investing in the Netherlands and Dutch companies investing in different jurisdictions. She has more than 12 years of experience in international tax firms and has worked for various tax law firms.

Dorine publishes articles on a regular basis for BNAI’s Tax Planning International Review regarding various issues, such as the Dutch co-operative in international holding structures. Additionally, she coordinates an international tax publication for Nexia International, which is a worldwide network of independent auditors, business advisors and tax consultants. On occasion, Dorine organises and speaks at a number of tax conferences on Dutch tax issues for an international audience. 
 

Benedict Francis, Esq.

KPMG LLP

Benedict Francis has been a Senior Manager at KPMG’s Washington office for more than fourteen years. He is a member of the New York Bar and the Bar of England and Wales, and the author or co-author of the following articles: “Final FBAR Regulations Clarify Filings Due June 30”, 61 Tax Notes International 1035 (2011); “New Treasury Form for Reporting Foreign Bank, Financial Accounts Causes a Stir”, Daily Tax Report No. 119, J-1 (2009); “The Nine Lives of Section 911”, 36 Tax Management International Journal 115 (2007);  “Individuals Crossing International Lines,” 55 Major Tax Planning 10-1 (2003).

Lawrence Frank

Lawrence A. Frank is the Publications Editor for BNA's International Journal and Weekly Report.

Paul Frankel

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Paul Frankel is senior counsel in the Morrison & Foerster's Tax Department and State + Local Tax Group. He has represented taxpayers in major tax controversies in nearly all of the 50 states. He has negotiated settlements in hundreds of cases and won significant state Supreme Court cases in Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, and North Carolina. At lower levels he has won dozens of cases, including public record victories with important issues. He has continually fought for due process for industry, particularly for the replacement of internal hearing officer systems with independent, prepayment state tax court.

Maibrit Frebel

Dr. Maibrit Frebel is with PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

Diane Freda

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.

José Luis de Salles Freire, Esq.

TozziniFreire Advogados

José Luis is a founding partner of TozziniFreire and Chairman of its Executive Committee. In addition to overseeing the firms Corporate practice, José Luis actively assists clients in his areas of expertise, including mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and a wide range of issues affecting capital markets and publicly held corporations. With a deep knowledge of local and international contracts in general, he is frequently sought to help coordinate the most complex operations of national and international companies from many different economic sectors.

Carla Neeley Freitag, Esq.

Carla Neeley Freitag, attorney and author, offers tax research and writing services to other attorneys. She specializes in federal taxation, particularly in the areas of income taxation, estate planning, exempt organizations, and tax whistleblowing. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Texas and Georgia and is a member of the American Bar Association.

Richard Freling, Esq.

Jones Day

Tax lawyer Richard Freling is a member of  Jones Day’s Technology Issues Practice, the Technology Transactions unit of  the Business Practice Group and he chairs the Dallas Office Tech Committee.  His practice has focused on corporate transactions, including M&A, corporate joint ventures, counseling on corporate governance, technology transactions and other finance matters.

Anjanette Frias, Esq.

Anjanette T. Frias is a tax lawyer and member of the Tennessee Bar Association (1996-2002). She is a co-author of “Consolidated Return Election Offers Tax Advantages—With Complexity,” published by Tax Strategies (Sept. 2001). She is formally a practitioner with Ernst & Young, LLP.

Philip Fried, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Philip Fried is a Principal in the International Tax Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he is part of the Alternative Investments Team in New York. He specializes in tax planning for both inbound and outbound investment, due diligence and controversy.

Lois Fried, CPP

Lois Fried, CPP, works as a senior client educator for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., (ADP) in San Francisco, Calif. She helped the American Payroll Associaition early on with lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. 

David Friedel, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mergers and Acquisitions group, which helps clients evaluate a variety of possible structures, complex international arrangements, and sophisticated financing mechanisms.

Jeffrey Friedman

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP

Honored as “Tax Lawyer of the Year” in 2011 by State Tax Notes, Jeff Friedman provides sophisticated state and local tax planning, strategic advice and advocacy to numerous Fortune 100 and industry-leading companies. His comprehensive practice includes state and local tax planning, compliance, legislation and policy, and litigation and controversy matters involving income, franchise, sales and use and property taxes. Jeff’s clients span a variety of industries, including e-commerce, energy, technology and telecommunications.

A recognized thought leader on state and local tax issues, Jeff works on high-profile and precedent-setting litigation and controversy matters across the country. These matters impact critical questions on nexus, apportionment, the Multistate Tax Compact and the equal protection, due process and commerce clauses of the United States Constitution. Jeff is also a well-respected advocate on issues of tax policy, including the taxation of digital economy transactions.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Jeff was a partner in KPMG’s Washington national tax practice; served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy, where he assisted with the development of the U.S. government's position on domestic and international electronic commerce tax issues; and served as vice president and counsel of the Committee (now Council) On State Taxation (COST).

Education:
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, with high honors
B.S., University of Maryland

Mark Frigo

Dr. Mark L. Frigo is the Director of The Center for Strategy, Execution, and Valuation in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Dr. Frigo is also a Ledger & Quill Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Leadership in the School of Accountancy at DePaul University. He received his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. He completed postgraduate studies in the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Dr. Frigo received his Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics from Northern Illinois University. He is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and a leading expert in strategy design and execution and the Balanced Scorecard. He is an advisor to executive teams and boards of directors. He also has extensive experience as a management consultant with KPMG and in the corporate sector where he was responsible for strategic planning. He has served as a principal researcher for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for its performance measurement surveys and field-based research, which was published in Strategic Finance and the Harvard Business School Press Balanced Scorecard Report. He is the editor of the Strategic Management section of Strategic Finance.

George Fritz, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

George P. Fritz is a retired Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Since retiring in 1999, he has served as a consultant, primarily to professional accounting organizations, including the Public Oversight Board, the Panel on Audit Effectiveness, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Edward Froelich, Esq.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Of Counsel at Morrison Foerster, Edward Froelich represents clients in audit and litigation on all Federal tax issues. Mr. Froelich has litigated a number of tax cases and represented clients in numerous IRS audits and Appeals proceedings. He is a former trial attorney of the Department of Justice Tax Division where he litigated numerous cases, including complex corporate cases. He represented the Government in large corporate refund actions including the closely-watched Lockheed Martin case in which the Government prevailed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a published decision on a $65 million research tax credit issue. In private practice he continues to litigate cases and represents clients in administrative controversies at both the audit and appeals level before the IRS. His Government experience informs his approach to administrative controversies. His litigation experience has been crucial to securing favorable resolutions of matters with the IRS Appeals Office and in the field. His representation is varied and includes large public companies, privately-held companies, partnerships, trusts, and individuals. Many of his clients are in the financial, technology, and real estate industries. He has successfully dealt with a variety of issues including international tax, transfer pricing, income tax accounting, research credit, and listed transaction issues. He also regularly defends clients against a variety of civil tax penalties including delinquency and accuracy-related penalties and regularly advises on privilege and work product questions.

David Fruchtman

David A. Fruchtman is of counsel with Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. where he practices in the State and Local Tax Group.

Richard Fung, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Richard Fung is a Principal At Ernst & Young’s Los Angeles office where he is the current leader of the firm’s Transaction Tax practice for the West Region and member of the firm's Transaction Tax Technical Committee.  Mr. Fung specializes in tax aspects of M&A transactions, including spin-offs, restructurings, and cross-border transactions. Representative clients include small to large private and public companies, REITs, and private equity funds.

William Galanis, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

William Galanis is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland State bar associations and was formerly Attorney/Advisor, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.

Maryann Gall

M B Gall Tax

Maryann B. Gall is a former tax partner with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, resident in the Columbus, Ohio office. Mrs. Gall's practice concentrated in the areas of state and local taxation with emphasis on tax litigation. 

Gregory W. Gallagher, Esq.

Gregory W. Gallagher, University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1997 summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Harno Fellow; Associate Editor, Law Review; University of Illinois, B.S., 1994 University Honors (Bronze Tablet). As a partner in Kirkland's Chicago tax group, Gregory W. Gallagher's area of practice focuses on transactional matters at the federal and state levels.  In the federal tax area, Mr. Gallagher has been involved in a wide variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, executive compensation, debt restructurings, bankruptcies and tax controversies before the IRS and U.S. Tax Court.  He has obtained rulings from the Internal Revenue Service with respect to numerous transactions.  At the state level, he advises clients with respect to nexus issues and has been involved in audits and litigation involving state income tax and sales and use tax issues. Mr. Gallagher was mentioned in the article, Big Suits: UAL Bankruptcy for his role in UAL Corp.'s bankruptcy filing. He was also Adjunct Professor at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, "Corporate Tax" (2005 - 2006). Gallagher is a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences, including Tax Executives Institute and Practising Law Institute. He is author and co-author of various publications and articles including "Partnership Joint Ventures of Operating Business," Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2005 (published annually) and "INDOPCO - The Treasury Finally Acts," 80 Taxes 47 (March, 2002).

Carlo Galli, Esq.

Clifford Chance

Carlo Galli is a Partner and Head of the Tax practice of Clifford Chance in Milan, Italy where he is part of the global Tax group handling tax issues related to capital markets and structured finance, M&A, tax planning and transfer pricing. Carlo regularly advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of tax in complex transactions and has significant experience in the structuring and financing of inbound and outbound investments. He specializes in the following sectors: Consumer goods & retail, healthcare, life sciences & chemicals, industrials, private equity, real estate, telecom, and media & technology.

John A. Galotto, Esq.

John A. Galotto, B.A., Johns Hopkins University (1988); J.D., Columbia Law School (1993); Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review; Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial and Criminal Enforcement Sections, 1995-2000; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1999; Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Edward Rafeedie, Central District of California, 1993-1994; co-author: “Right To Counsel: Courts Adhere to Bright-Line Limits,” ABA Criminal Justice Magazine, Summer, 2001 at 4; co-author, “Sensible Decision on Admissibility of Witness Guilty Pleas Repudiated in Third Circuit, but Dissenters Offer Hope in Other Circuits,” White Collar Crime Reporter, June/July 2000, at 1; co-author, “The COSO Report on Internal Control: Implications for Public Companies and Executives,” Insights, August 1993, at 29; member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Committee on Court Procedure; member, bars of the District of Columbia, New York and Illinois.
 

Samir Gandhi, Esq.

Deloitte Haskins & Sells

Samir Gandhi, with over 20 years of experience in the fields of direct tax and transfer pricing, heads up Deloitte's transfer pricing group in India. He is also present at and holds regular discussions with the Expert Group on Transfer Pricing/Policy Makers formed by the Government of India. Mr. Gandhi has been recognized as a leading transfer pricing advisor in India by the Euromoney Legal Media Group and World Tax 2009, and his articles have been published in the BNA Transfer Pricing Report, the International Tax Review, the Japan Taxation Journal, and leading Indian financial dailies.

Education:
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Mumbai

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
6955 T.M., Transfer Pricing: Rules and Practice in Selected Countries (H-I) (co-author)

Lynn Gandhi

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

A Partner with the law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Ms. Gandhi is a tax attorney with significant experience advising clients nationwide on multistate tax issues, assisting with audits and litigating state tax cases. Her practice includes unclaimed property audits and voluntary disclosures, due diligence support, risk review, legislative initiatives and incentive assistance. She is well-versed in City of Detroit tax matters, as well as Michigan gambling taxes, motor fuel taxes, and employment taxes. Ms. 

James M. Gannon, Partner

Deloitte Tax LLP

James M Gannon is a Deloitte Tax LLP partner based in the Washington National Tax Office, and is part of the international tax team. His areas of concentration are cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and financing, and tax-efficient structuring of intellectual property.

Jim serves Deloitte Tax's multinational clients, and acts as the lead international tax person on selected client engagements. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in the international tax field. He has worked with clients in many industries including financial services, consumer goods, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Jim has been published in the BNA Portfolio, Practicing Law Institute, Tax Management International Journal, and two International Tax Review publications addressing the taxation of intellectual property. He is co-author of the international taxation chapter of the Commerce Clearing House treatise on electronic commerce, Cybertaxation.

Mitchell M. Gans

Before joining the Hofstra faculty, Professor Gans had been an associate in the Tax and Trust and Estates Departments at the New York City law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and law clerk to Associate Judge Jacob D. Fuchsberg, New York State Court of Appeals. He is an Academic Fellow at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. Professor Gans is a leading scholar in the estate-and-gift tax area. On behalf of the NYU School of Law, he recently taught an eight-week course on valuation methodology by satellite television to IRS attorneys throughout the country. Gans continues to provide lectures for the IRS on transfer- and income-tax issues. He is a frequent lecturer for ALI-ABA, NYU, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the ABA and other groups. Professor Gans has published articles in the Emory Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Florida Tax Review and Tax Notes, among others.

Marc D. Ganz, J.D., LL.M.

Ernst & Young LLP

Marc Ganz is the America’s Inbound Tax Leader and leads EY’s International Tax Retail and Consumer Products practice for the Northeast Region. He is a principal in the tax practice of Ernst & Young LLP based in New York. He was previously a member of the Tax Desk in London from 1999–2002. He was the leader of Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax practice in New Jersey from 2005-09 and was also the firm’s Global Telecom Tax Sector leader from 2006-2012. Marc advises clients with respect to international tax structuring of US inbound and outbound transactions, multi-country joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and other areas of the US international tax regime, including the US anti-deferral regime, tax treaties, the foreign tax credit, and hybrid entities. Marc is responsible for advising clients not only on tax matters as they relate to the US tax system, but also on issues relating to the interrelationship of multiple tax systems throughout the world.

José Javier Garcia

PWC/Espiñeira, Pacheco y Asociados

José García is a member of the International Tax Services Division (Venezuela) of Espiñeira, Pacheco y Asociados, an affiliate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a member of the Venezuelan Federation of Public Accountants of the State of Miranda.

Stephen Gardner, Esq.

Cooley LLP

Stephen D. Gardner is a partner in Cooley LLP's Tax practice group and heads its tax controversy practice. He joined Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP in 1971, which merged into Cooley Godward Kronish LLP in 2006. Mr. Gardner is resident in the New York office.

Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner, who joined BNA in 2008, covers corporate tax, domestic tiered issues, IRS administration, tax credits, passthrough entities, real estate, and insurance for Daily Tax Report. She earned a B.A. in Foreign Language and Communication Media (French and Print Journalism) and a B.A. International Studies from the American University, Washington, D.C.

David Garlock, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

A 2015 adjunct professor at the Univerisy of Michigan School of Law, David C. Garlock is a principal in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C., specializing in the taxation of financial products, including debt instruments and derivatives. He has been with Ernst & Young since 1995. Prior to that, he served as an attorney-advisor and as associate tax legislative counsel in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy (1982 to 1986) and as a partner in a New York-based law firm (1986 to 1995). He is an adjunct professor of law in the Graduate Tax Program at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as at Michigan Law School, and has lectured extensively at continuing professional education programs in his areas of expertise. Prof. Garlock is the principal author of a treatise entitled Federal Income Taxation of Debt Instruments, now published by CCH as a sixth edition, as well as numerous articles on the taxation of financial products. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Committee on Financial Transactions.

Karen Garre-Lohnes, Esq.

Karen Garre-Lohnes, B.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University; J.D., summa cum laude, Boston University School of Law; Editor, Boston University Law Review; member, ABA Partnership Tax Committee; author, articles published in International Tax Journal, University of Southern California Tax Institute's Major Tax Planning, The Tax Advisor. 

Richard W. Garrett, CPA

Richard Garrett, B.A., Benjamin Franklin University; M.S.T., Southeastern University; member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants—Tax Division, Tax Accounting Subcommittee; and Corporate Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service (1974-80).
 

Gale Garriott

Federation of Tax Administrators

Gale Garriott is Executive Director of the Federation of Tax Administrators. Prior to being named Executive Director in 2011, Mr. Garriott was the Director of the Arizona Department of Revenue, a position which he held since 2005. He was also Deputy Director of the same organization from 2003-2005. He has also served in private practice with a Phoenix law firm (Lewis and Roca). His public service includes stints as a Staff Attorney for the Arizona Court of Appeals, as a Hearing Officer for the Arizona Department of Revenue and as Chief Counsel for the Tax Section and for the Civil Division (overseeing the Tax Section) of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Garriott has served on the FTA Board of Trustees since 2006.

Education:
LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida
J.D. Valparaiso University School of Law

Jeremiah Garvey, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Jeremy Garvey focuses his practice on securities-related transactions and corporate governance, specifically in connection with private capital financings, public offerings and the organization, funding and ongoing representation of emerging growth technology companies and venture firms. He is co-chair of the firm's Corporate Section.

Jeremy handles the public offerings of securities, representing both issuers and underwriters, and is experienced in the underwritten offerings of equity securities, as well as 144A private placements of high-yield debt securities. In addition, he often works closely with public company issuers on securities law compliance, general corporate guidance, and governance and equity-based compensation issues. 

Joanne Garvey

Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP

Prior to her death in 2014, Joanne M. Garvey was a partner with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in San Francisco, passed away today.  Garvey was a member of Sheppard Mullin’s Tax practice and specialized in issues of state and local taxation. 

Dan Gary

Ernst & Young LLP

Dan is a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice of Ernst & Young in Chicago since 2012 and was previously a partner with another Big 4 accounting firm.  Dan focuses on accounting for valuation-related events such as acquisitions, impairments and fresh start accounting for emergence from bankruptcy. He also is deeply experienced with the requirements of registrants with the Securities Exchange Commission. In his full-time role as a service delivery partner, he is closely involved with a wide range of technical issues as well as operational challenges involving implementation of new standards. Dan's prior tenures as an auditor and a corporate controller enable his understanding of all aspects of an issue. He speaks frequently on accounting for business combinations and has been published and quoted in numerous publications.

Alan Gassman, J.D., LL.M.

Gassman, Bates & Associates

Admitted to Bar, 1983, Florida.

Ann Gaublomme

Quantera Global

Ann is a Director at Quantera Global in Belgium where she specializes in transfer pricing. She is involved in the full circle of transfer pricing services, going from design, planning and implementation to defense, audits and documentation.

Richard Genetelli, CPA

The Genetelli Consulting Group

Richard W. Genetelli is the founder of the state and local tax consulting firm The Genetelli Consulting Group.  Richard was previously with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) for twenty years, having been a partner for ten of those years.  Richard was at the forefront of the state and local tax practice at Coopers & Lybrand, having served as the national and regional leader, before leaving to form Genetelli in 1991. 

Richard W. Genetelli

The Genetelli Consulting Group

Richard W. Genetelli focuses his practice on issues covering the spectrum of state and local taxes in all 50 states, including corporate income and franchise, sales and use, personal income, gross receipts, business license, property, realty transfer, payroll, and estate and gift. Richard is a member of the Bloomberg BNA State Tax Advisory Board and a Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Tax from 2010.

George Georgiou-Kostakopoulos

G.S.Kostakopoulos & Associates Law Firm

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

Imke Gerdes, Esq.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Imke Gerdes is a legal consultant in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie and is highly experienced in tax law. Ms. Gerdes is one of the few Austrian lawyers qualified as a lawyer and tax advisor ("Steuerberater"). She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Firm’s Wealth Management Practice Group. Ms. Gerdes is a member of the International Fiscal Association, the German Bar Association, the Austrian Chamber for Tax Advisors (currently inactive), and served as vice president of the Austrian branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) until 2014. Ms. Gerdes routinely handles Austrian and international tax law matters. She advises clients on the tax aspects of company reorganizations, as well as M&A transactions and related tax structures. Ms. Gerdes also assists clients in tax audits, especially relating to transfer pricing issues, and competent authority procedures. Her impressive track record includes advising on the first cross-border merger in Austria.

Kevin Ghassomian

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.

Lawrence B. Gibbs, Esq.

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

A Member of the law firm of Miller Chevalier, Larry Gibbs works with his clients to solve some of their most demanding tax problems.  These tax problems may arise during the clients’ tax planning, in the course of their business transactions, when they wish to lobby tax legislation, while they are preparing their tax returns, when they are involved in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, Appeals, rulings, or administrative controversies, or as they prepare for litigation.  For that reason, he often works with other Miller & Chevalier lawyers as well as the clients’ lawyers, accountants, and other professionals with experience in the particular area in which the problem arises in order to develop solutions.

Mr. Gibbs' clients include corporations of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 10 companies, large Subchapter S corporations, partnerships, mutual funds, real estate mortgage investment conduits, limited liability companies and other pass-through entities, tax-exempt organizations (including public charities, private foundations, and retirement plans), trusts, wealthy individuals and families, as well as states, territories, and quasi-government entities (domestic and foreign). 

Over the last twenty-five years since Mr. Gibbs left the position of IRS Commissioner, the tax problems of his clients have involved U.S. and foreign taxes, and in the United States, their problems have involved income, excise, ERISA, proposed sanctions against tax-exempt organizations and bond issuers, and even estate, gift and other transfer taxes.  To resolve his clients’ tax-related problems, he has dealt with all parts of the IRS, the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress, the Joint Committee on Taxation, other Executive and Congressional agencies, the U.S. Tax Court and other Federal Courts, and various state tax agencies, courts and legislatures.  In addition, he has dealt with foreign tax administrators and competent authorities in the United States and in other countries on behalf of clients.  When requested by clients, Mr. Gibbs has even dealt with the media on their matters.

Education:
LL.B., University of Texas School of Law (1963) with honors 
B.A., Yale University (1960) magna cum laude

Thomas Gierath

Thomas Gierath is a partner in the Munich office of Dechert LLP. His practice covers all areas of domestic and international taxation.

Karen Gilbreath-Sowell, Esq.

Ernst & Young LLP

Karen Gilbreath Sowell is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department. Based in Washington, D.C., Karen serves as a co-leader of the Mergers and Acquisitions group and as the National Tax Director of Global Accounts. Karen was the US Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy from July 2007 to January 2009. She worked closely with the leadership of the Treasury Department during the financial crisis. She participated in the legislative process for the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008, and played a leadership role in the expedited issuance of important guidance projects directed at economic stabilization. She was co-leader of the Treasury Department’s promulgation of standards for the executive compensation requirements of EESA. She received the Treasury Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her contributions.

Among her other duties as Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Karen worked closely with the Internal Revenue Service to issue published guidance, particularly in the area of domestic and cross-border transactions. In addition to the important guidance that focused on economic stabilization during her tenure, the Office of Tax Policy and IRS issued a substantial amount of significant regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices and other guidance.

Karen first served at the Treasury Department from 1997 to 2001, where she was Associate Tax Legislative Counsel. She was primarily responsible for matters relating to corporate taxation. From 2001 to 2007, Karen was a principal at Ernst & Young LLP and was co-leader of the National Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Karen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and co-chair of the Corporations Committee. She is a former chair of the Corporations Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

Marshall Gilinsky

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.

Timothy Gillis

KPMG

Tim Gillis focuses his practice in the area of federal, state, and local taxation, with considerable work in the tax controversy and litigation areas.

Angela Gilmore

Angela Gilmore, B.A., Houghton College (1985); J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1988); Faculty Fellow, University of Iowa College of Law (1990-1992).

John Gimigliano

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 hew 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.

Leslie Giordani, Esq.

Giordani Swanger Ripp Phillips LLP

A Partner with Giordani Swanger Ripp Phillips LLP, Leslie Giordani primarily represents high net worth individuals and family offices in the design, implementation, and administration of domestic and international trust, investment, and life insurance structures.

Eva Linn Gjerlaug

Norwegian Ministry of Finance

Eva is an Advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Finance. Prior to this position, Ms. Gjerlaug was a member of Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS.

Nadine Gjurich, State Tax Law Editor

Nadine L. Gjurich has been a state tax law editor with BNA since 2000, writing about a broad range of state tax issues with a focus on corporate taxes. She holds a BA degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., a Juris Doctorate from the Valparaiso University School of Law, a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Baltimore, and a certificate in employee benefits from the Georgetown University Law Center. Nadine also has practiced tax law in both the private sector and the federal government.

David Glad, Esq.

Grant Thornton LLP

Mr. Glad is a Manager at Gran Thornton, specializing in federal, state, and local tax and business matters. He is a former associate at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, a certified public accountant, and a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

Alan Glazer

Franklin and Marshall College

Alan served as associate director of the Independence Standards Board's conceptual framework project and has written several articles on auditor independence and accounting ethics. Dr. Glazer is the co-author (with Martha L. Benson) of APP 5133-2nd, Financial Statement Analysis: Quantitative Techniques Analyzing Liquidity, Profitability, and Asset Utilization, and APP 5134-2nd, Financial Statement Analysis: Quantitative Techniques Analyzing Solvency, Price Multiples, and Cash Flow. He has been teaching financial accounting at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1975, where he is the Henry P. and Mary B. Stager Professor of Business. Dr. Glazer's book, Accounting for Museum Collections and Contributions of Collection Items, co-authored with Dr. Henry Jaenicke, Drexel University, was published by the American Association of Museums. Dr. Glazer also assisted in drafting the audit and accounting guide, Not-for-Profit Organizations, for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Glazer is a member of the American Association of University Professors, the American Accounting Association, and the American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Accountancy.

Brian Gleicher, Esq.

White & Case LLP

A Partner with White & Case, Brian Gleicher focuses on international tax issues with an emphasis on transfer pricing and tax treaty issues. He routinely represents multinational companies in transfer pricing matters, including advance pricing agreements, with the Internal Revenue Service and foreign tax authorities. He also advises taxpayers on proceedings before the US and foreign Competent Authorities on a broad range of issues, including double taxation, residency and permanent establishment questions. 

Peter A. Glicklich, Esq.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Peter Glicklich is the Managing Partner of the Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP's New York office and a partner in its Taxation practice. For over 25 years, he has counseled North American and foreign-based multinationals and other institutions on their international and corporate tax concerns.

Peter concentrates his practice in the taxation of corporate and international transactions. He advises public and closely held corporations and REITs in connection with their mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financings, restructurings, reorganizations, spinoffs and intercompany pricing. Peter has advised entities in diverse fields, including real estate, infrastructure, finance, retail, manufacturing, mining, biotechnology, service software, transportation, telecommunications, beverages and pharmaceuticals. 

He has worked with institutional investors, private equity, hedge and venture capital funds, foreign governments, pension plans, Fortune 50 companies, investment banks, commodities and securities dealers, insurance companies, and others. Peter also arbitrates tax-related contract disputes arising in connection with M&A and other transactions and handles tax controversies.

Education:
J.D., Harvard Law School (1981) cum laude
B.A., University of Wisconsin- Madison (1977) highest honors

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
6740 T.M., U.S. Taxation of International Shipping and Air Transport Activities 

Jeffrey Glickman

Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP

Jeff Glickman is the partner-in-charge of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP’s State & Local Tax (SALT) practice. He has over 15 years of SALT consulting experience, assisting domestic and international clients in all industries with multistate tax issues, including income/franchise, sales/use, real estate transfer and recording, withholding, and other state and local taxes.   Jeff’s practice focuses on transactional matters for corporations and pass-through entities, and he has extensive experience structuring business transactions and operations to minimize multistate tax liabilities, performing SALT due diligence and nexus reviews, and advising companies on the SALT implications of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, internal restructurings, technology outsourcing arrangements, and general business operations.   

Charles Goddard

Rosetta Tax LLP

Charles Goddard is a partner in specialist corporate tax practice, Rosetta Tax LLP. A solicitor with more than 15 years' experience, he advises on all U.K. corporate taxes on a broad range of commercial and business contexts. He has extensive experience advising U.K. and international clients on mergers and acquisitions work, restructurings, real estate transactions including joint ventures, real estate finance, finance leasing, Islamic finance and structured finance transactions.

Joseph R. Goeke, Esq.

Joseph R. Goeke, Xavier University, B.S. (1972); University of Kentucky, J.D. (1975); former Special International Trial Attorney, Internal Revenue Service; frequent lecturer, including Tax Executives' Institute, World Trade Institute, Georgetown University Law Center, National Foreign Trade Council, and International Fiscal Association; member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation; admitted to practice, Kentucky, Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. Tax Court. 

Leon Gold, Esq.

Proskauer Rose LLP

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Howard Goldberg, Esq.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Howard Goldberg is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP in the firm’s Tax Group. Mr. Goldberg focuses on tax planning for domestic and international transactions. His practice includes advising on mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, dispositions, private equity transactions, capital markets transactions and restructurings in and out of bankruptcy.

Sandra Goldberg

Couzin Taylor Tax Counsel

Sandy Goldberg is a National Tax Advisor of Couzin Taylor LLP (a Canadian nationanl law firm allied with Ernst & Young LLP) focusing on transfer pricing. Sandy plays a national role in assisting multinational clients with controversy issues, APAs, competent authority and global documentation.

Sanford H. Goldberg, Esq.

Roberts & Holland LLP

Of Counsel at the law firm of Roberts & Holland LLP, Sanford H. Goldberg, for more than 40 years, has been involved in every major area of international taxation from structuring mergers and acquisitions, to negotiating dispositions and planning cross-border transactions. He has worked with U.S. and foreign-based multinationals to resolve IRS controversies related to their domestic and international operations, including transfer pricing of goods, services, and intangibles. He is widely recognized for providing tax and estate planning to U.S. and non-U.S. individuals and families, working with multiple-country heirs and beneficiaries, dual wills, foreign trusts and other foreign entities. He has represented clients in executive compensation negotiations and functions regularly in the capacity of independent counsel to key officers in order to avoid a conflict of interest between general counsel and the corporation. He has been retained in takeover battles between major public companies to negotiate the employment contract of a new CEO. Past President of the USA branch of the International Fiscal Association and Vice President of its worldwide parent, he is also an elected member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He edits the International Tax sections of the Journal of Taxation and the Canadian Tax Journal. He has taught at the NYU Masters in Taxation Program, and is on advisory boards at Florida Law School and Fordham University. A Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, he is also named in The Best Lawyers in America.

Carl Goldfield, Esq.

Carl Goldfield, B.A., Northwestern University (1972); J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (1975); LL.M. Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (1981); member, Connecticut, New York, and District of Columbia Bars.

William Goldman

McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

William L. Goldman is senior counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.  He focuses his practice on federal and state tax controversy matters, including both administrative representation and litigation.  His practice has emphasized appellate litigation, and he has argued more than 50 cases in courts of appeals, including federal circuit courts, state supreme courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the federal tax area, Mr. Goldman has handled a wide range of corporate issues, including valuation issues.  He has also done a substantial amount of work in the consolidated return area and was chairman of the Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

In the state tax area, Mr. Goldman has worked extensively on unitary tax issues, including the taxation of payments from unitary subsidiaries and the state tax implications of the federal tax provisions applicable to multi‑corporate groups.  Mr. Goldman worked on both the ASARCO and Woolworth cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and argued the Woolworth case before the Court.

Stuart Goldring, Esq.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Stuart J. Goldring is a partner in the Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s global Tax practice and a nationally recognized authority on federal income tax matters involving financially troubled companies. He has extensive experience in advising debtors, creditors, potential acquirers, and investors in troubled companies, both within and outside of the bankruptcy context. Mr. Goldring also regularly advises on the structuring of acquisitions, dispositions, and other transactions involving corporations and multi-corporate groups.

Seth Goldstein

Deloitte Tax LLP

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

Michael G. Goldstein, Esq.

The Gottlieb Organization

Michael G. Goldstein, executive vice president of The Gottlieb Organization and president of its Corporate Strategies Group, has over 42 years of experience in the legal profession as well as the life insurance and retirement planning industry and is a national authority on executive compensation, taxation, estate planning and corporate law.

Deborah J. Goldstein, Esq.

Deborah J. Goldstein, A.B., Princeton University, 1974; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1978; LL.M. in Taxation, New York University Law School, 1985; Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, New York, New York; member New York Bar, District of Columbia Bar, ABA, NYSBA, the International Fiscal Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, for which she serves as a member of the Committee on Taxation of Business Entities; author and speaker on international and domestic tax issues.

Sharon Goldzweig, Esq.

Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Sharon Goldzweig is Associate Counsel of Consolidated Edison where she is the chief employee benefits counsel responsible for all union and non-union employee benefit matters.

Todd Golub

Todd D. Golub; New York University School of Law (LL.M. [Taxation]) (1994); Indiana University (B.S.) (1989); Indiana University (J.D. [cum laude]) (1992); member of the Chicago Bar Association, Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Corporate Tax Subcommittee; American Bar Association, Section on Taxation; Chicago Bar Association, Federal Tax Committee; American Bar Association, Subcommittee on At-Risk Rules and Passive Activity Losses; Mr. Golub currently is a Partner with Baker & McKenzie LLP and his practice focuses on federal, international and state income tax planning matters for complex transactions and entities.

Silke Golz, Esq.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Silke Golz is a Senior Manager Transfer Pricing at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cologne. Prior to joining PWC, she was a Director of Transfer Pricing at Deloitte & Touche GmbH and also a member of the Transfer Pricing team at ThyssenKrupp AG.

Samuel J. Goncz, Esq.

Samuel J. Goncz, B.A., Grove City College (Summa Cum Laude 1989); J.D., Washington and Lee University (Magna Cum Laude 1992); member, Pennsylvania Bar, Allegheny County Probate and Trust Council; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh, PA (Shareholder, 2003-present; Counsel, 2001-02; Associate, 1992-2000); contributor to Tax Practice Series. 

Carlos Gonzalez-Padro, Attorney & CPA

BenefitsPuertoRico.com, LLP

Carlos Gonzalez is the president of BenefitsPuertoRico.com LLC. He has over twenty years’ experience as a tax, employee benefits, and executive compensation attorney both in Puerto Rico and the United States, and was previously The Home Depot’s in-house counsel for tax, benefits & compensation at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Max Goodman, Esq.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Max A. Goodman is special counsel in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Tax Group.  Mr. Goodman’s practice focuses on the tax aspects of bankruptcies and out-of-court financial restructurings as well as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (both public and private).  He also has significant experience advising on tax issues relating to debt and equity offerings and lending transactions.

Jordan Goodman

Horwood, Marcus & Beck, Chartered

Jordan Goodman co-chairs Howrood Marcus & Berk’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Group.  Jordan resolves state and local tax controversies for multistate and multinational corporations, including Fortune 1000 clients with complex operations, in industries such as manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, utilities and energy.

Jonathan E. Gopman, Esq.

Jonathan E. Gopman, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; B.A., University of South Florida; J.D., The Florida State University College of Law (with High Honors); Masters of Law in Estate Planning, University of Miami; member, The Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and Tax Section); North Carolina State Bar; frequent lecturer and author and co-author of numerous articles on tax and estate planning topics. 

Richard Gordon, Esq.

Merrill Lynch & Co.

Richard A. Gordon is a former tax principal, Washington International Tax Group, Deloitte Tax LLP. He was also a tax partner, Director of International Specialty at Arthur Andersen; Deputy Chief of Staff and International Tax Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress; Special Counsel for International Taxation, Internal Revenue Service; and Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service. Prior to his work at the IRS, Mr. Gordon was an Associate at White & Case; and Attorney-Advisor to the Office of International Tax Counsel, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy); an Attorney-Advisor to the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service and an Associate at Reynolds, Richards, LaVenture, Hadley & Davis in New York.

Murray Gordon, Esq.

Prior to retiring to private practice, Murray Gordon, Esq., spent more than 16 years as an Executive Director at Ernst & Young LLP, in Chicago.  Mr. Gordon is a member of the Illinois Bar, and a Certified Public Accountant. He is a frequent lecturer on domestic and international corporate taxation, and member of the World Trade Institute Tax Advisory Panel.  

Richard A. Gordon, Esq.

Richard A. Gordon, B.A., New York University, 1964; LL.B., Duke University, 1967; tax principal, Washington International Tax Group, Deloitte Tax LLP, 2002-2005 (retired); tax partner, Director of International Specialty, Arthur Andersen, Washington, D.C., 1985-2002; Deputy Chief of Staff and International Tax Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress, 1981-1985; Special Counsel for International Taxation, Internal Revenue Service, and Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981; Associate, White & Case, Washington, D.C., 1976-1979; Attorney-Advisor, Office of International Tax Counsel, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy), 1972-1976; Attorney-Advisor, Legislation and Regulations Division, Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1970-1972; Associate, Reynolds, Richards, LaVenture, Hadley & Davis, New York, 1967-1970; member, ABA; author and speaker on international tax issues. 

Jeanne Gorrissen

Between 1984 and 1991, Ms. Gorrissen was Deputy New Jersey Attorney General representing the New Jersey Division of Taxation before state courts (both general jurisdiction and the tax court) and federal courts (both general jurisdiction and the bankruptcy court). She also served as law clerk to the Hon. Charles R. Simpson at the United States Tax Court from 1973 to 1975.

Jeanne Gorrissen

Between 1984 and 1991, Ms. Gorrissen was Deputy New Jersey Attorney General representing the New Jersey Division of Taxation before state courts (both general jurisdiction and the tax court) and federal courts (both general jurisdiction and the bankruptcy court). She also served as law clerk to the Hon. Charles R. Simpson at the United States Tax Court from 1973 to 1975.

Ronald Gorsline, Esq.

Hudson Cook, LLP

Ron is a partner in Hudson Cook’s Chattanooga, TN office. He focuses his practice primarily on consumer financial services and regulatory compliance, as well as taxation law involving tax-exempt organizations.  He authored an article entitled “Section 170(j) of the Internal Revenue Code: A conflict in Analysis Regarding the Deductibility of Gifts to an Individual for the use of a Charity” Tax Law Journal, Summer 1987.  He is a frequent guest speaker and workshop presenter to national industry groups.  Mr. Gorsline is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.  He also regularly advises financial institutions regarding open-end and closed-end credit, prepaid cards, electronic payments (ACH transactions) under NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association, federal consumer protection and privacy law and regulations, including the Federal Arbitration Act, Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B), Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E), Truth-in-Lending Act (Regulation M and Z), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Regulation P), Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (Regulation V), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, USA Patriot Act and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act.

Diane Goulder Cohen, Esq.

Wagner Law Group, The

Diane Goulder Cohen is a Partner with The Wagner Law Group where she is responsible for assisting both privately held and publicly traded clients with the broad spectrum of employee benefits issues relating to qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, health and welfare plans, regarding plan design, compliance counseling and fiduciary issues. She has particular expertise in representing clients before governmental agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and in correcting qualified plan issues through the various national programs available for resolution of such matters. She assists financial institutions and pension professionals in complying with the complex regulatory environment applicable to the employee benefits area.

Bruno Gouthière, Esq.

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre

Bruno Gouthière has been a partner with CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, international tax department, since 1989. Previously, he was Chief of Staff, International Tax Relations, Tax Policy Department, Ministry of Finance. He is the author of reference books in international tax law, such as “Les Impôts dans les affaires internationales”, “Les Holdings”, “The International Guide to Holding Companies” (IBFD, co-editor), co-author of various books on “Wealth” (Memento du Patrimoine), “Civil Companies” (Memento Sociétés Civiles), Groups of Companies (Memento Groupes), etc., and of numerous articles in French and foreign legal, tax, and financial reviews. He is notably a member of the Transfer Pricing Advisory Board of the Tax Management International Journaland a member of various associations of tax practitioners such as the International Fiscal Association (“IFA”). He is Vice President of the European Fiscal Confederation (“CFE”).

Brent Gow, CPP

Brent R. Gow, CPP, is the director, payroll consulting and compliance for Starbucks Coffee Company, in Seattle, Wash. Brent was a vice president with the American Payroll Association, was named that organization's "1990 Payroll Man of the Year," and is an active speaker, teacher, and contributing editor for the APA. Brent serves as chair of BNA's Advisory Board for Payroll Library Services. 

Glenn Graff, Esq.

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

Glenn joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2001.  He concentrates his practice on issues related to the development of real estate with the low-income housing tax credit, the historic rehabilitation tax credit, the new markets tax credit, the tax credit for investment in alternative energy property, as well as the Illinois affordable housing tax credit.  Glenn also has significant experience in addressing issues related to the taxation of partnerships and LLCs and the taxation of not-for-profit organizations.  He represents syndicators, developers, investors and nonprofit organizations in structuring tax-advantaged transactions.

Audrey Gramling

Audrey A. Gramling, Ph.D., CPA, CIA, University of Arizona; M.P.A., Georgia State University; B.B.A., University of Toledo; Member, American Accounting Association, Institute of Internal Auditors; Task Force Member of the COSO Project on Monitoring Controls; served as an Academic Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; has held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wake Forest University, and Georgia State University; serves as a Research Fellow of the ERM Initiative at North Carolina State University. Dr. Gramling teaches executive training courses for banks, public accounting firms, and audit committees. She has made numerous presentations on Internal Control Reporting and Auditing Requirements Under Sarbanes-Oxley including presentations to public companies, Georgia State University's Center for Enterprise Risk Management and Assurance Services, and Georgia Society of CPAs. Dr. Gramling conducts research related to both internal and external auditing issues, including external auditor independence, internal control reporting, and factors affecting the market for audit services. Dr. Gramling's research has been published in academic and professional journals including Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting Research; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Accounting Horizons; Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance; Journal of Accounting Literature; Internal Auditing; and Issues in Accounting Education.

Luis Granados, Esq.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

A former member of McDermott Will and Emory, now serving as Senior Counsel in retired status, Mr. Granados is member of the District of Columbia Bar. He is also the past Chairman of the Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee at  the ESOP Association.

Terry Greene

Terence (Terry) Greene is a member of the Federal Income Tax Group and the Public Finance Group. He concentrates his practice on federal income taxation of business taxpayers, including business tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, taxation of financial institutions and products, tax-exempt financing and tax litigation. In particular, Terry focuses on the tax structuring of a wide range of business transactions including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings, financing transactions, venture formations and reorganizations. He has extensive experience advising banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions on a wide variety of industry-specific issues and he advises clients in all industries on capitalization and tax accounting issues, consolidated return issues, net operating loss utilization and tax-favored investments.

Terry is a frequent speaker and author on federal income tax topics including tax-exempt financing, corporate tax planning, capitalization issues, financial institution taxation, alternative dispute resolution and tax litigation.

Katherine T. Greenfield, Esq.

 Katherine Greenfield graduated magna cum laude with a degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and received her law degree from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Ms. Greenfield currently provides legal support and manages equity plan administration for Merix Corporation.

Edward Griffith, Jr.

Edward Griffith, Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP. He has served as a member of the faculty and the Advisory Board of the Graduate Tax Certificate Program of the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was also a member of the faculty of the School of Law, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo.

Christine Grimaldi

Christine Grimaldi joined Daily Tax Report as a congressional tax reporter in 2008. She graduated from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She previously reported for Congressional Quarterly, the Palm Beach Post through the Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau, and Greater Media Newspapers. She also worked for AARP Bulletin Today and for the Brian Ross Investigative Unit at ABC News in New York and Washington, D.C.

Christopher Grissom

Christopher R. Grissom is a senior associate in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP. His practice involves state and local tax planning, LLCs, and federal and state tax disputes. Mr. Grissom received his B.S. in 1993 from the University of Alabama's Culverhouse School of Accountancy and his law degree, cum laude, in 1997 from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a student editor of The American Journal of Tax Policy. He is a contributing editor to State Tax Notes, State Income Tax Alert, Journal of Multistate Taxation, and BNA Multistate Tax Report. In addition, he is a member of the ABA Section of Taxation and the Alabama State Bar Section of Taxation.

Donald Griswold

Donald M. Griswold, B.A. University of Chicago, 1979; J.D. Boston University, 1983; currently partner, Reed Smith LLP, Washington D.C. in its nationwide State Tax Group; formerly national partner in charge, state & local tax technical services at a Big 4 accounting firm; more than 25 years experience in state tax planning, consulting, and litigation in state and federal courts around the country; frequent speaker at many state tax conferences.

Jean-Marc Groelly

Jean-Marc Groelly

Clifford R. Gross, Esq.

Clifford R. Gross, J.D., The University of Chicago Law School (member of Law Review); B.S., Yale College; member, District of Columbia Bar and New York State Bar; formerly law clerk to Chief Judge Arthur L. Nims III, U.S. Tax Court.

Jorge A. Gross

Jorge A. Gross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S.); University of Florida (Accounting & Finance Degree); Certified Public Accountant by the State of Florida (1973); member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; member, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Virginia Gross, Esq.

Polsinelli PC

A Shareholder at Polsinelli, Virginia enjoys helping others which was a significant contributing factor to her decision to dedicate her career to counseling tax-exempt organizations. She advises clients on legal compliance issues and planning opportunities to more effectively advance their missions. She counsels organizations on qualification for tax-exempt status, permissible activities, joint venturing, governance and best practices, unrelated business activities, formation of affiliated and related entities, and political and lobbying matters. The clients she serves include public charities, private foundations, educational organizations, universities, hospitals and other health care organizations, trade associations, social welfare entities, and social clubs.

Terri L. Grosselin, Esq.

Terri L. Grosselin, West Virginia University (B.S. 1984, MPA, 1985). 

Mary Grossman

Mary B. Grossman, J.D., CPA, B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1976); M.S., Accounting, San Diego State University (1981); J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1997). Ms. Grossman has practiced as a CPA with international accounting firms and in private industry. She has advised on accounting for a wide variety of financial instruments. Ms. Grossman serves as the Chapter 13 Standing Bankruptcy Trustee for southeastern Wisconsin. 

Elizabeth Grover

Elizabeth Grover is a copy editor for Daily Tax Report. She began her career at BNA in 1997 as a reporter covering employee benefits regulatory policy and legislation for BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, and then spent six years covering health care policy issues on Capitol Hill for BNA’s Health Care Daily Report and Health Care Policy Report. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. and a bachelor’s degree in history from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Ronald L. Groves, Esq.

Ronald L. Groves of Ropes & Gray, Boston; Louisiana State University (B.S. 1964); Tulane University School of Law (LL.B. 1966); Harvard University School of Law (LL.M. 1967); Senior Attorney–Advisor, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department (1970–72). 

Corrado Guerra

Corrado Guerra, Law Degree, University “La Sapienza” (1996); LL.M. (International, European and Comparative Law), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2000); previously associated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Lovells Boesebeck Droste and Jones Day, Brussels, Belgium.

Dan Guy

Dan M. Guy, CPA, Ph.D., University of Alabama (1971); MBA, East Carolina University (1967); Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPAs, New Mexico Society of CPAs, National Association of Corporate Directors; former Vice-President, Auditing, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; currently has a litigation consulting practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico; author of Practitioner's Guide to GAAS (Wiley), Guide to International Standards on Auditing and Related Services (Practitioner's Publishing Company), and Audit Committees: A Guide for Directors, Management, and Consultants (CCH). In 1998, Dr. Guy received the John J. McCloy Award for outstanding contributions to audit quality in the U.S. In 2001, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association for a lasting and significant impact over a 20 to 25 year span in the field of accounting.

Susan Haffield

Susan Haffield is a partner in the Minneapolis office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. She serves as the state and local tax practice site leader and specializes in sales and use tax. Susan provides consulting services focusing on tax strategy and planning, audit defense, refund analysis, re-engineering, and e-commerce. She has also been actively involved with the Streamlined Sales Tax Project since its inception and has published several articles on the subject. Susan is actively involved with many business and taxpayer organizations such as the, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Civic Federation, Iowa Taxpayer's Association, and Minnesota Society of CPA's. She is also a frequent speaker for organizations such as Council On State Taxation, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Tax Executive Institute, and New York University. Susan graduated from Moorhead State University in Accounting and Business Administration. She began her career with Arthur Andersen and has also worked in the tax department at Cargill Inc.

Kelly Hales

Ernst & Young LLP, Houston

Russell E. Hall

Russell E. Hall, J.D., Fordham Law School (1978), LL.M. in taxation, New York University School of Law (1979), B.A., S.U.N.Y. at Albany (1975); member, New York State Bar; member, Retirement Security Committee, ERISA Industry Committee; member, Tax Law Section, American Bar Association; member, International Pension and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association (IPEBLA).
 

Thomas Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton; PhD, CRE, FRICS, is associate professor of real estate at the University of St. Thomas-Minnesota College of Business in St. Paul, MN. He received an MS in Real Estate and a PhD in Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also received an MS in Finance from the University of Wyoming. Professor Hamilton has published several articles on property tax assessment issues, contributes to BNA Tax & Accounting's Real Estate Journal and consults regularly with energy and telecommunication companies. 

Rick Handel

Rick Handel is the Chief Counsel for Policy for the South Carolina Department of Revenue and an adjunct professor of law with the University of South Carolina School of Law. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Rick received a master's degree from Michigan State University, a law degree summa cum laude from Ohio State University, and was a Gerald Wallace Scholar at New York University where he received a Master of Laws in Taxation. A former partner with Nexsen Pruet Jacobs & Pollard and Moore & Van Allen, Rick was included in The Best Lawyers in America, received the Outstanding Professor Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and is included in Who's Who in American Law. The S.C. Supreme Court has designated him a “Certified Specialist - Taxation Law.” He is the founder of the South Carolina SALT Study Group, an officer of the American Bar Association's SALT Committee, and an active member of its Standards of Tax Practice Committee. 

R. Arnold Handler, Esq.

R. Arnold Handler, B.A., University of Rochester (undergraduate study also at London School of Economics); J.D., Harvard Law School; LL.M (in Taxation), New York University School of Law; Captain, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, U.S. Army; Attorney, Tax Department, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn; Senior Tax Attorney, Mobil Corporation; Senior International Tax Counsel, Citigroup (1990-present).

David A. Handler, Esq.

David A. Handler,  Northwestern University School of Law,   B.S. Degree in Finance with highest honors from the University of Illinois College of Commerce; fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); member of the professional advisory committees of several non-profit organizations, including the Chicago Community Trust, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Goodman Theatre, WTTW11/98.7WFMT (Chicago public broadcasting stations) and the American Society for Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; among a handful of trusts & estates attorneys listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was identified as one of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois in the 2006 list of “Illinois Super Lawyers"; a member of the Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Advisory Board, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of Trusts & Estates Magazine for which he currently writes the monthly “tax update” column; co-author of a two-volume book on estate planning, Drafting the Estate Plan: Law and Forms (CCH); authored many articles that have appeared in prominent estate planning and taxation journals, magazines and newsletters, including Lawyer’s Weekly, Trusts & Estates Magazine, Estate Planning Magazine, Journal of Taxation, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, The Chase Journal and RIA’s Estate Planner’s Alert.  He is regularly interviewed for trade and news periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Lawyer’s Weekly, Registered Representative, Financial Advisor, Worth and Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazines. Mr. Handler is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL and concentrates his practice on trust and estate planning and administration, representing owners of closely-held businesses, principals of private equity/venture capital/LBO funds, executives and families of significant wealth, and establishing and administering private foundations, public charities and other tax-exempt entities. 

Gordon Hands

Gordon Hands is a managing director of CUFTanalytics, a transfer pricing consulting firm specializing in intercompany financial transactions, based in Calgary.

Arnold Hanish

Arnold C. Hanish, University of Cincinnati, B.A. Accounting; member of the Indiana CPA Society, the Ohio Society of CPA’s, and the AICPA, chairperson of the Financial Executive’s International – Committee on Corporate Reporting, serves on the FEI-SEC and FEI-PCAOB subcommittees, member of the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB from 2004 to 2008 ; Responsible for the global accounting process, including Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as the U.S. payroll, shareholder and stock option services, and business partner support for corporate staff functions, and consulting on business development activities such as M&A and in- and out-license of compound technologies. Included in Treasury & Risk’s 2009 and 2008 articles of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance”, recognized by Business Finance in their articles entitled “Influencers 2007:  Transparency Changes Everything,” “2006’s Influencers: 60 Authoritative Voices,” and “2005’s 50 Worth Watching Influencers.” Vice President and chief accounting officer, Eli Lilly and Company.

Steven P. Hannes, Esq.

Steven P. Hannes, Amherst College, B.A. (1967); New York University School of Law, J.D. (1970); formerly Associate International Tax Counsel, Department of the Treasury; Group Chief, Corporation Tax Branch, Internal Revenue Service; Member of National Council and Vice President (Washington Region), International Fiscal Association; member, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Tax Committee of National Foreign Trade Council. 

Kathy Hanson, Esq.

Kathy Hanson, Esq. is an editor for Estates, Gifts and Trusts at BNA Tax & Accounting, and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Bertrand M. Harding, Jr. Esq.

Bertrand M. Harding, Jr., Duke University (1968); J.D., The George Washington University National Law Center (1975); former Tax Law Specialist, Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division (1972-1975); former attorney-advisor to Judge Bruce M. Forrester, United States Tax Court (1975-1977); former tax partner, Baker & McKenzie, Washington, D.C. office (1984-1996); lecturer on college and university tax matters; author, The Tax Law of Colleges and Universities, 2d ed., published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Peter Hardy

Peter D. Hardy is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Post & Schell, P.C., where he is part of its national practice in white collar defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance. He is a former criminal prosecutor at the Criminal Enforcement Section of the Tax Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in financial crimes, particularly tax offenses, and appeals. Mr. Hardy is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and has clerked for federal judges at the district court and court of appeals levels.

Neil E. Harl

Neil E. Harl, B.S. Iowa State University (1955); J.D. University of Iowa College of Law (1961); Ph.D. Iowa State University (1965); member, Iowa Bar; research and writing concentrates on tax aspects of estate and business planning; frequent author and lecturer on these and other subjects.

Carol A. Harrington, Esq.

Carol A. Harrington, B.S., summa cum laude, University of Illinois; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois Law School; Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, American Bar Association: Section Council, 1992–1996, Chair, Committee on Generation-Skipping Transfers: Legislation and Regulations, 1987–1992; Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Board of Regents 1999-2005; member, Illinois State Bar Association; member, Trust Law Committee, Chicago Bar Association; co-author, Harrington, Plaine & Zaritsky, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax, Warren, Gorham & Lamont (2001); contributor to various legal publications on estate planning matters and lecturer at various tax and estate planning institutes.

Kenneth L. Harris, Esq.

Kenneth L. Harris, A.B. Hamilton College (summa cum laude 1982, Phi Beta Kappa); J.D. University of Chicago Law School (1985); LL.M. New York University School of Law (1988, Graduate Editor, Tax Law Review); Member of Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreign Taxpayers and Standards of Tax Practice; co-author of Standards of Tax Practice (4th Ed. 1997); frequent speaker and writer on federal tax issues. 

Steven Harris

Steven D. Harris is a member of KPMG LLP's global transfer pricing services practice and is a principal with the firm's New York and Washington, D.C., offices.

David Harrison

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.

James Hartford

James G. Hartford, B.A. (Political Science), Revelle College, University of California San Diego; J.D., cum laude, Quinnipiac University School of Law; LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center; Attorney, IRS Office of Chief Counsel (Procedure & Administration), Washington, DC; former Of Counsel, Thompson Hine, LLP, Washington DC; former Sr. Manager, National Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services Group, Ernst & Young, LLP, Washington, DC; former associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, McLean, VA; former judicial clerk, Connecticut Appellate Court for the Honorable Judges Paul M. Foti and Barry R. Schaller; member of American Bar Association Tax Section, former vice-chair—Administrative Practice Committee; co-author of articles on IRS practice and procedure issues; frequent speaker and commentator on IRS administrative procedure/litigation topics. Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Tax Court.

Lonie A. Hassel, Esq.

Lonie Hassel, B.A. summa cum laude, Catholic University of America (1977), Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. University of Virginia School of Law (1980); Attorney and Assistant General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1980–1988; American Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar.

James K. Hasson, Jr. Esq.

James K. Hasson, Jr., B.A. and J.D., Duke University; Order of the Coif and Comments and Project Editor of Duke Law Journal; member of State Bar of Georgia; member of American, District of Columbia, and Atlanta Bar Associations; former Chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee of Tax Section of American Bar Association; member of Foundation Lawyers Group, National Association of College and University Attorneys, National Health Lawyers Association, and American Academy of Hospital Attorneys; Partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP, representing closely-held businesses, universities, private foundations, hospitals and other religious, charitable and educational organizations. 

Brent Hawkins

Brent J. Hawkins, B.A. Brigham Young University (1992); M.S. Brigham Young University (1993)

Sandra Hazan

Sandra Hazan graduated from the University of Paris II (Maîtrise de Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité, 1990), the University of Paris I (DEA Droit Anglais et Nord-Américain des Affaires, 1991) and attended the LLM course at Queen Mary & Westfield College, London (1993); partner, Salans. 

Thijs J. M. Heijenrath

Thijs Heijenrath, University of Tilburg, Master’s in tax law; certified tax advisor and member of the Dutch Tax Advisors Association (NOB); member of the Global Transfer Pricing Strategy board of Deloitte;  international tax partner with Deloitte Belastingadviseurs BV, Netherlands affiliate of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, based in Rotterdam. Mr. Heijenrath leads Deloitte's Transfer Pricing / Tax-Aligned Supply Chain group in the Netherlands and is an active member of the Global Transfer Pricing Strategy board of Deloitte. 

Michael A. Heimos, Esq.

Michael A. Heimos, member, Dean & Heimos, LLC; B.A. cum laude, Benedictine College (1991); J.D., University of Denver College of Law (1995). Co-author, numerous articles, commentaries for BNA Tax Management. Member, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Advisory Board; Colorado Catholic Lawyers Guild; French-American Business Association, Denver. Author and co-author, several other pieces for publishers such as West Group Publishing, New York; Chancellor Publishing, London; Asset Protection Journal; American in Britain; and American Bar Association's Asset Protection Strategies. 

Dan Heitger, Ph. D.

Dr. Dan L. Heitger, Ph.D., Michigan State University (2000); B.S., Accounting and Mathematics, Indiana University (1993). Dr. Heitger worked for Ernst & Young, LLP as a staff associate (1993) and specializes in performance measurement issues and transparent sustainability reporting. He co-founded Indiana Executive Systems, an organization that provides executive education on topics related to governance, risk management, and reporting (GRMR) for large international organizations. His GRMR-related publications have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, the Journal of Accountancy, and Management Accounting Quarterly. Dr. Heitger has also received grants related to risk management and reporting from the Bureau of National Affairs. He is an Associate Professor of Accountancy and Co-Director of the Center for Governance, Risk Management, and Reporting at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University of Ohio, and co-instructs the only GRMR course series of its kind in the United States.

Marc Heller

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.

Walter Hellerstein

Mr. Hellerstein is a Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law and a partner in the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He is formerly Of Counsel to the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. He is a 1967 graduate of Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a 1970 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Editor–in–Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review. After graduation from law school, Mr. Hellerstein clerked for the Hon. Henry J. Friendly, served as an attorney in the Honors Program of the Air Force General Counsel's Office, and practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hellerstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School before joining the University of Georgia's law faculty in 1978. 

Lori Hellkamp

Lori A. Hellkamp is an associate with Jones Day in its Washington, DC office and a contributor to BNA Tax & Accounting's Tax Management Memorandum.

Michelle Henkel

Michelle M. Henkel; B.A., Rhodes College (1986); Senior Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Co. (1986-1989); Manager, National Mortgage Co. (1989-1990); J.D., Emory University School of Law (1993); Federal Tax Controversies, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Associate, 1993-1994); Federal Income Tax, Alston & Bird LLP (Associate, 1994-1999; Partner, 2000-present); Member, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation, Banking and Savings Institution Committee, and Court Practice and Procedure Committee); Vice-Chair, Banking and Savings Institution Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation (2005-2007); Member, Tax Audits and Litigation Committee of the District of Columbia Bar (2005-present); Chair, Section of Taxation of the Atlanta Bar Association (2005-2006); Member, Atlanta Tax Forum (2001-present); Trustee, Thompson West Tax Advisory Board (2003-2005); Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1986-present); Member, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (1996-present); Admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Illinois; Admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Illinois; Licensed as a certified public accountant (Tennessee; inactive status); Author and speaker on federal tax and tax controversies topics. 

Ellen A. Hennessy

Ellen (Nell) Hennessy is an attorney and consultant, and President of ASA Fiduciary Counselors Inc., as well as Senior Vice President of ASA's Corporate Restructuring Practice in Washington, D.C., following her many years of service as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Negotiator for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. A 1978 law graduate of Catholic University and the recipient of a Masters degree in Taxation from Georgetown University, in private law practice, she was a partner with Willkie, Farr & Gallagher.

Peter Henning

Peter J. Henning, B.A. (Philosophy), Loyola Marymount University; M.A. (Philosophy), Fordham University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Henning has been on the faculty of Wayne State University Law School since 1994. Prior to entering law teaching, he was a Senior Attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1991, and a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1991 to 1994. He is a co-author of casebooks on criminal law and white collar crime, and a co-author of three volumes of Wright & Miller, Federal Practice & Procedure.

Hemantha Herath

Hemantha S. B. Herath, Ph.D., Auburn University (1999); M.Sc., Auburn University (1994). Associate Professor of Accounting, Brock University, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Herath is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants — ACMA, United Kingdom (1992). Published work has appeared in Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Advances in Management Accounting, The Engineering Economist, Advances in Quantitative Finance and Accounting, the Managerial Finance journal, the Managerial Auditing Journal, and the Corporate Finance Review. 

Michael D. Herbert

Mr. Herbert is a State and Local Tax Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' San Francisco office. He is a 1980 graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a 1984 graduate of the U.C.L.A. School of Law. Mr. Herbert specializes in state and local taxes, with an emphasis on multistate corporate and individual income taxes, sales and use taxes, and California property taxes. He serves as a firmwide expert on California tax law and policy. Mr. Herbert is both an attorney and a certified public accountant.

Robert G. Herman, Federal Tax Law Editor

Robert has been a Federal Tax Law Editor at BNA Tax & Accounting since 1999. In that time, he has worked in the Business Entities and in the Estate, Gift, Trusts and Tax-Exempt Organizations groups. At present, Robert is a member of the U.S. Income group where he deals with a wide range of tax issues, including noncorporate alternative minimum tax and energy-related tax incentives. Prior to joining BNA, Robert's practice included estate and trust planning, creation and administration, and small business formation. Robert received his B.S. from Liberty University and J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.

Francisco R. Hernández-Ruiz, Esq.

Francisco Hernández-Ruiz, B.S.B.A., Boston College (1962); L.L.B. University of Puerto Rico School of Law (1965); L.L.M. (in Taxation), New York University Law School (1972); Assistant Professor of Tax Law, Interamerican University School of Law (1984–1988); Assistant Professor of Taxation, University of Phoenix (1994–1995); Member of the Board of Bar Examiners (1985–1986); Member of the Evaluating Committee of the Council of Higher Education for the Accreditation of the Graduate Law Program of Catholic University; Member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association; Member of Tax Committee of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Tax Committee of the Puerto Rico Manufacturing Association; frequent lecturer on tax issues; author of various articles on tax laws.

Diane P. Herndon

Diane P. Herndon, B.S., University of Maryland; member, AICPA – Chair, Tax Accounting Committee; formerly of Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (1981–1987); served as Technical Advisor to Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel, Income Tax & Accounting (1985–1986) and Branch Chief, Income Tax & Accounting (1987).

Richard M. Hervey, Esq.

Richard M. Hervey, Dechert LLP, New York, NY; B.A., Herbert Lehman College (1972); M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1975); J.D., Harvard Law School (1978); admitted, New York Bar; member, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation); Committee on Regulated Investment Companies, New York State Bar Association (Section on Taxation). 

John Herzfeld

John Herzfeld is a BNA staff correspondent for the Weekly Report.

Barry Herzog, Esq.

Barry Herzog, B.A., Yeshiva University (1987); J.D., Columbia University (1991); member, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Corporations; member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation; member, New York State Bar; co-author, Tax Management Portfolio No. 561, Capital Assets.

Jerome M. Hesch, Esq.

Jerome M. Hesch practices law in Miami, Florida and is a tax and estate planning consultant for lawyers and other estate planning professionals throughout the country.  He is a member of ACTEC, has published numerous articles, several Tax Management Portfolios, and co-authored a law school casebook on Federal Income Taxation, now in its third edition.  He has appeared for groups such as the AICPA, the University of Miami Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the University of Southern California Tax Institute and the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation.  He has participated in several bar association projects, such as the Drafting Committee for the Florida Revised Uniform Partnership Act and preparing the ABA’s comments on the IRS’s proposed private annuity regulations.  He received his BA and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan and a JD degree from the University of Buffalo Law School.  He was with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. from 1970 to 1975, and was a full-time law professor from 1975 to 1994.  He is currently an adjunct professor of law at the Florida International University and the University of Miami law schools and teaches a course as part of the ABA’s annual, week-long Skills Training for Estate Planners program. 

James Hickey, Esq.

James P. Hickey, B.B.A., Western Illinois University; MST, DePaul University; member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Illinois and Ohio CPA Societies; Adjunct Professor of Taxation, DePaul University Graduate School of Business, College of Commerce. 

David A. Hildebrandt, Esq.

David A. Hildebrandt, B.S., Brigham Young University (1967); J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin (1970); note and comment editor, Wisconsin Law Review (1970); member, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, District of Columbia Bar, State Bar of Wisconsin, U.S. Supreme Court; Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin (1974).

Akil Hirani

Akil Hirani is the Head of Transactional Practice and Managing Partner of Majmudar & Co., International Lawyers in India (www.majmudarindia.com).

Georg Hirsch

Georg Hirsch is a member of KPMG's global transfer pricing services practice and is a senior associate with KPMG LLP in McLean, VA.

Linda B. Hirschson, Esq.

Linda B. Hirschson, LL.M., New York University of Law; LL.B., Columbia University School of Law; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, New York, New York; past Regent of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC); past Chair, Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Asssociation, develops estate plans for high net worth individuals; assists with forming and administering private foundations and charitable trusts; frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles on estate planning, income taxation and a wide-range of related topics. 

Leonard S. Hirsh, Esq.

Leonard S. Hirsh; New York University School of Law;  Georgetown University Law Center (Masters of Law, Taxation); writer and speaker on employee benefits and executive compensation topics; taught courses at the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation and at the Practising Law Institute; member of the BNA Tax Management’s Advisory Board on Compensation Planning, Chairman of the Qualified Cash or Deferred Arrangements Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Committee, a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a contributing editor for the Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance, and a member of the Board of Editors of Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report; author of articles “New Prop. Regs. for Section 401(k) Plans Are a Comprehensive Overhaul of Existing Guidance,” for the November 2003 issue of the Journal of Taxation, “Section 409A Final Regs. Provide Comprehensive Guidance for Post-Transition Period,” for the September 2007 issue of the Journal of Taxation; is Executive Director in the Performance & Reward Practice in New York where he leads the Tax Regulatory group. 

Bruce I. Hochman, Esq.

Bruce I. Hochman, B.A., University of Toronto and University of California at Los Angeles (1949); J.D., University of California at Los Angeles (1952); Graduate Certificate in Taxation, University of Southern California (1957). Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California, Tax Division (1953–1956). Hearing Officer, Department of Justice (195801968). Member: American Bar Association, State Bar of California. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Certified specialist, Criminal and Taxation Law, California Board of Legal Specialization. Principal – Hochman, Salkin and DeRoy, P.C., Beverly Hills, California, a firm specializing in federal and state taxation, corporation law and civil, criminal and tax litigation.

Charlotte Hodges, CPP

Charlotte Hodges, CPP, specializes in expatriate assignments and multi-state taxation, and is a member of the American Payroll Association's Hotline Referral Service and on the Government Affairs Task Force Data Privacy and Security Subcommittee. She also is a past president of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the APA (WMAC-APA), and most recently was the Manager, Payroll Shared Services, for Northrop Grumman Corporation Information Technology in Herndon, Va.  

Mark Hoffenberg

KPMG Washington National Tax office

John Hollas

John Hollas is the managing director of the Ceteris Western Canada Region, based in Calgary, as well as the firm's North American energy industry leader. Hollas is also a managing director of CUFTanalytics, a transfer pricing consulting firm specializing in intercompany financial transactions, based in Calgary.

Philip J. Holthouse, Esq.

Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt LLP

Philip J. Holthouse, B.S., University of Southern California (summa cum laude, 1981); M.B.T., University of Southern California (1986); J.D., Loyola Law School — Los Angeles (Order of the Coif, 1993); adjunct professor, University of Southern California Master of Business Taxation Program (1988 – ); author of numerous articles on federal taxation; member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs; Partner — Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP (CPAs); Partner — Sherry, Coleman & Holthouse LLP (Attorneys at Law).

Benjamin Homo

Benjamin Homo is a Partner in the Paris office of Mayer Brown. He advises a large number of French and foreign private equity clients and corporate groups on their acquisitions, financing, and real estate transactions. He has developed a strong experience of all aspects of multi-country transactions, from tax due diligence to structuring work, including financing issues, and has been involved in most of the larger deals (above €1 billion) carried out on the French market over the past years.

In his work on such transactions, Benjamin analyzes, develops, and manages complex financial models which allow him to translate multi-jurisdiction tax advice into cash flow simulations, helping his clients understand and analyze with their own tools and language the consequences of cross-border taxes on the economics of the transaction.

Benjamin also advises French private equity clients with respect to their own fund structure, and he has provided structuring advice for the creation of several real estate or private equity funds. In addition, Benjamin assists corporate clients in their day-to-day tax management (tax audit/litigation, reporting tools) and in the reduction of their global effective tax rate (French and international tax planning, transfer pricing, and similar concerns).

Before he joined Mayer Brown in 2004, Benjamin was a member of a major financial consulting firm’s Paris office. He is fluent in both French and English. 
 

L. Paul Hood, Jr. Esq.

L. Paul Hood, Jr., B.S., Louisiana State University (1982); J.D., Louisiana State University (1986); M.L.T., Georgetown University Law Center (1988); member, American and Louisiana State Bar Associations; fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; contributor, Loyola (N.O.) Law Review, ACTEC Probate Journal, Estate Planning, Journal of Practical Estate Planning, Probate Law Reporter, Charitable Gift Planning News, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, Leimberg Information Services, Inc., Louisiana Bar Journal; Editor, The Louisiana Estate Planner; co-author, Louisiana Wills & Trusts. 

H. Carter Hood, Esq.

H. Carter Hood, A.B., Economics, Harvard College, 1991, magna cum laude; Master of Taxation, George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, 1995, summa cum laude; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998, cum laude; Partner, Estate Planning and General Taxation, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered, Washington, D.C.; member Virginia Bar, District of Columbia Bar, ABA; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center Graduate Tax Program; speaker on estate planning and taxation at ABA Annual Meeting of Section of Taxation and at Annual Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Symposia. 

Andrew H. Hook, Esq.

Andrew H. Hook, CELA, CFP®, J.D., (1975), University of Virginia School of Law, is the President of the Hook Law Center. He practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, estate and trust administration, Medicaid asset protection planning, and special needs trusts. Mr. Hook is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Additionally, Mr. Hook is the co-author of

Edward B. Horahan III

Ed Horahan currently acts as of counsel to the Groom Law Group, Chartered, in Washington, D.C. A 1976 graduate of Yale Law School, he formerly served on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission and litigated ERISA cases while with the Solicitor's Office of the Department of Labor. In the private sector, he was a partner in the Washington offices of New York City law firms and the proprietor of his own law practice.

Richard M. Horwood, Esq.

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. He is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also holds an M.B.A. degree in Financial Management from American University and an LL.M. in Taxation from George Washington University. Mr. Horwood was formerly with the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. 

Kendall Houghton

Ms. Houghton was a partner with the state and local tax practice group of Alston & Bird, LLP, when this Portfolio was originally written. From September 1993 through December 1997, she served as General Counsel to the Committee On State Taxation (“COST”), a nonprofit trade association that promotes the equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multijurisdictional business entities through judicial and legislative advocacy, educational efforts, and policy development. Prior to joining COST, Ms. Houghton served as an associate in the Atlanta, Georgia law firm of Alston & Bird, where her practice focused on state and local tax planning and controversy. 

Harry Howe

Harry Howe, B.A., Brown University; MBA (Accounting), Graduate Management Institute, Union College; Ph.D., Union College. Associate Professor and Coordinator of Accounting Program, State University of New York (SUNY), College at Geneseo. Member, New York State Society of CPAs; Rochester chapter of the IMA; Rochester chapter of the FEI; and American Accounting Association. Published work has appeared in The Review of Business Information Systems; The CPA Journal; Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis; Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education; Strategy and Games; Strategic Finance; International Quarterly Journal of Marketing; The International Journal of Management; and the Journal of Accounting, Taxation and Finance for Business. Prior to completing doctoral studies and joining the accounting faculty at Geneseo, Dr. Howe managed a NYC-based construction company and practiced as a commercial real estate broker in the Hudson Valley. 

Paul Howell

Paul M. Howell, MPA, CPA, tax partner with Grant Thornton, LLP (national FAS 109 champion); B.B.A., Management/Marketing, Stephen F. Austin State University (1982); M.P.A., University of Texas at Arlington (1985); Certified Public Accountant, Texas; former Director of Taxes for Furmanite Corporation (formerly known as Xanser Corporation); over 20 years of experience in public accounting. 

Helen M. Hubbard, Esq.

Helen M. Hubbard, Esq., B.B.A., Texas Tech University (1975); J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law (1987, magna cum laude); Law Clerk to the Honorable Irving L. Goldberg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1987-88); Tax Legislative Counsel, United States Department of the Treasury (2002-05); Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP; member, State Bar of Texas, District of Columbia Bar, American Bar Association Section of Taxation (Council, 2006-present; Chair, Simplification Committee, 2007-present; Assistant Secretary, 2004-05; Chair, Tax Accounting Committee, 1996-98); Adjunct Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (2006) and Georgetown University Law Center (1996-2001); Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel; Certified Public Accountant.
 

Joe Huddleston

Joe Huddleston; University of South Carolina; Nashville School of Law (J.D.); served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue (1987-1995); was president of both the Federation of Tax Administrators and the Southeast Association of Tax Administrators; was chief financial officer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; was an Internal Revenue Service revenue officer, in private practice; worked at the District Attorney General's office in Cookeville, TN (1984-1987); serves on numerous state tax related boards, is a founding trustee of the Paul Hartman Tax Forum at Vanderbilt University Law School; member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations; is the Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission. 

Robert F. Hudson, Jr. Esq.

Robert F. Hudson, LL.M. (Taxation), New York University (1972); J.D., University of Florida (1971); B.S.B.A., Economics, University of Florida (1968); member, Florida and New York Bars; Chairman, S.E. Region, U.S.A. Branch of International Fiscal Assoc. (1984); Chairman, Foreign Tax Advisory Committee of Florida Bar, Tax Section (1983–1985); project chairman and a principal author of the Florida Bar's “Proposed Revisions of Pending FIRPTA Withholding Tax Bill (Feb. 10, 1984)” which was essential basis of Code Section 1445 enacted as part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984; Contributor to: Tax Management International Journal, Tax Management Real Estate Journal, Tax Planning International Review, Lawyer of Americas, American Bar Journal, Florida Bar Journal, Florida Bar International Law Quarterly; Speaker, World Trade Institute, International Fiscal Association — U.S.A. Branch, International Tax Planning Association, Florida Bar, Florida Institute of CPAs, Quebec Bar Assoc., University of Florida, University of Miami, Universite Laval, University of Netherlands Antilles, and University of Barbados. 

David Hughes

David Hughes is an associate at Horwood, Marcus & Berk, Chartered, where he practices state and local tax with special emphasis on income and sales/use tax matters. His work focuses primarily on the resolution of state and local tax disputes and tax planning for multistate and multinational corporations. Mr. Hughes is co–author of the chapter entitled Illinois Sales and Use Tax in the American Bar Association's Sales and Use Tax Handbook. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Columbia University.

Martha L. Hutzelman, Esq.

Martha L. Hutzelman, Ohio Northern University (B.A. 1979), University of Arizona (J.D. 1982); formerly, Senior Attorney, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations), Internal Revenue Service; Member of the Oklahoma, Virginia, United States Tax Court, and United States Supreme Court Bars; Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Committee on Employee Benefits; Member of American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits; and Member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Committee on Employee Benefits. 

Karen Irby, Esq.

Karen R. Irby, Esq. is Managing Editor at BNA Tax and Accounting.

Karen Irby, Managing Editor, State Tax and Accounting

Karen Irby, Managing Editor-State Tax and Accounting, has 20 years experience with BNA Tax & Accounting, 16 of those years specializing in state and local tax matters. She assumed management of BNA’s SALT products in 1997, products which now include the BNA Portfolios, Weekly State Tax Report, the State Tax Digest, and the Green Incentives Navigator. In 2006, she added managing editor responsibilities for the Accounting Policy and Practice Series Portfolios. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans.

Kathy Davidson Ireland, Esq.

Kathy Davidson Ireland, B.S., Lebanon Valley College (1977); J.D., Order of the Coif, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary; Executive Editor for Student Contributions, William & Mary Law Review (1980), LL.M., Labor Law, The National Law Center, George Washington University (1982); member: District of Columbia Bar, Maryland Bar.

C. Leonard Jacobs, Jr.

C. Leonard Jacobs is a project manager, Tax Operations, with Intuit Corp., in Reno, Nev. Previously he has held payroll-related positions with McDonnel Douglas and Boeing, and more recently with Sage Software and the former FLS, Inc. He is a past chair of the Communications Subcommittee of the IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. 

Craig L. Janes, CPA

Craig L. Janes, Principal, National Director of Estate, Gift and Trust Services, Deloitte & Touche. B.S., Accounting, Utah State University (summa cum laude, valedictorian) (1985); M.P.A., University of Texas at Austin (1988). Certified Public Accountant, Texas. Member, AICPA. Editorial Board, Estate Planning (WG&L). Frequent writer and speaker on estate and post mortem planning and estate administration topics.

Patricia Januszewski

Ernst & Young LLP's Business Tax Compliance division

Phillip Jelsma

Mr. Jelsma received a B.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 1979 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1986. After clerking for Judge Howard Turrentine, he became associated with the law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, California. Mr. Jelsma joined the partnership of Luce, Forward in 1995. Mr. Jelsma is also a public accountant, certified in the state of California. Mr. Jelsma is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the California Bar and the former Chair of the Real Estate and Passthroughs Committee. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego where he teaches courses in the taxation of real property and limited liability companies.

Carl M. Jenks, Esq.

Carl M. Jenks, J. D. Harvard Law School (1980); Ph.D. Duke University (1979), M.A. Duke University (1973); B.A. Carleton College (1967).

Carol H. Jewett, Esq.

Carol H. Jewett, Esq., Rice University, B.A.; University of Texas at Austin, J.D. Ms. Jewett was admitted to Texas in 1975. She is currently an attorney with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, TX and practices in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits.

Christian Johnson, CPA, Esq.

Christian A. Johnson, J.D., CPA, formerly with Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) is a Professor of Law, at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He teaches and has published extensively on derivatives, repos, and banking, authoring four books and over 35 articles on the different subjects. Professor Johnson received his law degree from Columbia Law School where he was executive editor of the Columbia Law Review. He received his Masters and Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah.

J. Walker Johnson, Esq.

J. Walker Johnson; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 1984; The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1978, William L. Burdick Prize, Senior Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review, Order of the Coif ; Cornell University, B.A., 1975. Since 1987, Mr. Johnson has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Graduate Tax Program at the Georgetown University Law Center and teaches a course entitled Taxation of Financial Institutions and Products, which covers the taxation of life insurance companies, property/casualty insurance companies, banks and thrifts, RICs, REITs, REMICs, captive insurance, and financial products;  is currently a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson  LLP, where he is a member of the Business Solutions Department. Johnson’s practice focuses on tax controversies and tax litigation, and tax planning.

Richard Jones

Richard C. Jones, B.S. (Accounting), Drexel University; Ph.D. (Accounting), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Associate Professor of Accounting, Hofstra University. Member, American Accounting Association; American Institute of CPAs. Awards and Honors include Zarb School of Business Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award, the Hofstra University 2001 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, the 1999 Dominick Marsicovetere Faculty Award for Outstanding Dedication to the Students, the KPMG Peat Marwick Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Award, and the Rutgers' University Minority Advanced Placement Fellowship. Published work has appeared in The CPA Journal, Bank Accounting and Finance, and the International Federation of Accountants Quarterly. Prior to joining the accounting faculty at Hofstra, Dr. Jones was a vice president of a banking corporation, a member of the staff of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), a special projects manager for a foundry company, and a staff auditor in public accounting.

Susan Jones

Ms. Jones, formerly Vice President – Client Resource Group for DuCharme, McMillen & Associates Inc., is a state tax consultant practicing in Naples, Florida. She also previously served as Director of State & Local Taxes for PepsiCo Inc. While at PepsiCo, Susan was responsible for all state and local tax matters for this Fortune 15 company. She received her B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Taxation from Virginia Commonwealth University (Dean's Scholar). Susan has served on the Executive Committee of COST and the state tax committee of Tax Executives Institute. Currently, she serves on the Finance and Tax Committee of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and is Chair of the State Tax Committee of the FICPA. She also is a consulting editor for Interstate Tax Insights. She has been a frequent lecturer at national tax symposiums and has published several articles on various state tax issues. 

Warren Joseph, Esq., Federal Tax Law Editor

Warren M. Joseph, Esq. is a Federal Tax Law Editor at BNA Tax & Accounting where he specializes in energy and natural resources tax issues.  Warren came to BNA in 2005 after retiring from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.  He has an A.B. from Colgate University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a member of the Maryland bar. He is a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Geraldine Josephina, Esq.

Geraldine C. Josephina, graduated in Dutch tax law from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands (1990); senior tax law practitioner, Loyens & Loeff, Curaçao, rendering advice on Netherlands Antilles and Aruba tax matters. 

Gerald A. Kafka, Esq.

Gerald A. Kafka, B.S., Wheeling Jesuit University, 1972, J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1975, LL.M (Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center, 1979; Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC; member of District of Columbia Bar; author of treatise (Litigation of Federal Civil Tax Controversies) and multiple articles and monographs on tax controversy topics; regular speaker on tax controversy topics, including ALI-ABA programs and as adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Atsuko Kamen

Atsuko Kamen, Ph.D., is a member of KPMG LLP's global transfer pricing services practice and is a managing director in the New York office.

Gil Won Kang

Gil Won Kang is a director with Deloitte Anjin global transfer pricing group specializing in APA and competent authority negotiation matters.

Jared Kaplan, Esq.

Jared Kaplan, University of California at Los Angeles (A.B. 1960), Harvard University (LL.B. 1963); member, Illinois Bar. Past Chairman, Legislative and Regulatory Advisory Committee, The ESOP Association.
 

Richard L. Kaplan

Professor Richard Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law, graduated from Indiana University with highest honors and earned his law degree from Yale University. He practiced law in Houston with Baker & Botts, specializing in U.S. tax consequences of international transactions, before joining the faculty in 1979. An internationally recognized expert on U.S. taxation and tax policy, he has lectured in these areas on three continents, testified before the U.S. Congress on several occasions, and written innovative course books on income taxation and international taxation. Professor Kaplan is a Fellow of the Employee Benefits Research Institute and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He served on a 12-member panel on The Future of the Health Care Labor Force in a Graying Society, chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin. In 2002, he was a delegate to the National Summit on Retirement Savings organized by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Madhvi Kapur

PricewaterhouseCoopers, San Francisco

Deborah Karet

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).

Jessica L. Katz, Esq.

Jessica L. Katz, B.S. Princeton University (1988); J.D. Columbia University School of Law (1992); Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center (2001-2002). 

Lawrence P. Katzenstein, Esq.

Lawrence P. Katzenstein, Harvard Law School (J.D., 1972), Washington University (A.B., 1969); adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law for both estate and gift taxation and fiduciary income taxation; member of Missouri Bar, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Bar Association of  Metropolitan St. Louis and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel;  former chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, current chair of several Tax Section charitable planning subcommittees,  fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; listed in Best Lawyers in America in the trusts and estates category; currently with Thompson Coburn, LLP. 

Ira Kawaller

Ira G. Kawaller, Ph.D., the Kawaller Fund and Kawaller and Co. Before founding these organizations, Dr. Kawaller held positions with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, J. Aron & Company, AT&T, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University and has held adjunct professorships at Columbia University and Polytechnic University. He serves on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board's Task Force on Derivatives and Hedging. 

Akemi Kawano, Esq.

Akemi Kawano, B.M., The Julliard School (1989), M.M., The Julliard School (1991), D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music (1999), J.D., with Honors, George Washington University Law School (2002); associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Alston & Bird LLP; serves as general counsel of the Japan America Society of Washington, D.C.

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.

Yoram Keinan, Esq.

Yoram Keinan, B.A., LL.B., Tel Aviv University; LL.M. (Taxation), Hebrew University; M.B.A., Bar Ilan University; M.P.A., LL.M. (International Taxation), Harvard University; LL.M. (Taxation), J.S.D., University of Michigan. As Counsel with Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Keinan specializes in United States taxation of financial products and institutions and represents major investment banks and financial institutions in the United States. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Keinan was with Ernst & Young's National Tax Department in Washington, D.C. Before that, Mr. Keinan practiced with Shearman & Sterling and with Ernst & Young's tax department in Israel. He has authored numerous articles and has taught Harvard's International Tax Program, Kennedy School of Government, and School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics).

Deborah Keisner

Deborah Keisner, Ph.D. economist, is a manager in DeLoitte Tax LLP's New York office.

Gail S. Keller

Gail S. Keller reported on state and local tax issues in Prince William County, Va., for more than a decade, ultimately publishing and managing her own newspaper, which grew to a weekly circulation of almost 40,000. She also has worked for Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Texas) and Rep. Silvio Conte (R-Mass.) covering federal legislation, and joined BNA in 1999 as a copy editor on the Daily Tax Report staff.

Victoria Eve Kelly, Esq.

Victoria Eve Kelly graduated cum laude from Barnard College (Columbia University) in 1978 with a B.A. in political science, and received a J.D. from Duke Law School in 1981. Her professional experience includes law, finance and taxation, and she publishes frequently in these areas.
 

Larry R. Kemm, Esq.

Larry R. Kemm, B.S. (1984), University of Missouri – Kansas City; J.D. (1992, summa cum laude), Indiana University School of Law; Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review; Certified Public Accountant (Texas); Board Certified, Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1997–2002); past Chair, Controlled Group Subcommittee, ABA Tax Section, Affiliated and Related Corporations Committee; frequent speaker on international tax subjects at various institutes and seminars; Treasurer and member of Steering Committee, Midwest Region, International Fiscal Association; admitted to practice, Texas, Illinois, U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. 

Cheryl Kemp, Esq.

Cheryl Kemp, B.S., University of Utah (1976); J.D., University of Denver (1982); LL.M. in Taxation, New York University (1987), licensed Certified Public Accountant in State of New York.

Kevin N. Kemp, Esq.

Kevin N. Kemp, B.A., University of Utah (1976); J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1979); LL.M. in Taxation, New York University (1983); member, Colorado and New York State Bars. 

David I. Kempler, Esq.

David I. Kempler, J.D., 1966, University of Connecticut; LL.M., 1967, The George Washington University Law School, taxation; B.S., 1963

Jennifer D. Kennedy, CPA

Jennifer D. Kennedy, B.S., Washington and Lee University; M.S.T., American University; member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; member, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kathryn J. Kennedy

Kathryn J. Kennedy; Drake University (B.S., with honors, 1974); Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (F.S.A., 1976); Northwestern University School of Law (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Article Editor for the Northwestern University Law Review, 1980); Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits, John Marshall Law School; member of the ABA Section of Taxation; former chair of the ISBA Employee Benefits Section Council; chair of the CBA Employee Benefits Committee.

David E. Kenty, Esq.

David E. Kenty, College of Wooster (B.A. 1967), Harvard Law School (J.D. 1970).

J. Edward Ketz

J. Edward Ketz, Ph.D., a member of the Penn State faculty since 1981, has authored and edited 17 books, including Hidden Financial Risk (Wiley, 2003) and Accounting Ethics (Routledge, 2006). Professor Ketz has been cited frequently in the popular and business press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, Fortune, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune, on topics such as accounting for stock compensation, business combination accounting, accounting for derivatives, and evaluations of specific corporate accounting practices at Enron, Tyco, Rite Aid, HealthSouth, AIG, CVS, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, and others. He also has appeared as an accounting commentator on CNBC, CNNfn, and National Public Radio. Dr. Ketz writes a column about financial reporting issues, “Accounting Cycle: Wash, Rinse, and Spin,” which appears on SmartPros.com. 

Saleha Khumawala

Saleha B. Khumawala, CPA, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1978);  B.S., St. Xavier’s College (1973); Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPAs, American Accounting Association, and its Government and Nonprofit and Public Interest Sections, Association for Research in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action.  Dr. Khumawala is currently on the faculty in the Department of Accountancy and Taxation, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.  She teaches and does research in the field of Government and NonProfit Accounting and her current research in Microfinance has expanded considerably.  She has widely published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Advances in International Accounting, Journal of Public Budgeting Accountability and Financial Management, Management Science and others and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. 

Lee Khvat, Esq.

Lee Khvat is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, based in its London office. He is a member of the Tax Department, where his practice focuses on a range of corporate tax matters. 

Woo Taik Kim, Esq.

Woo Taik Kim, Seoul National University (B.A., 1970); Columbia University (M.B.A., 1972); tax partner, Kim & Chang, Seoul; Member, Korean Institute of Tax Attorneys, Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, International Fiscal Association. 

Tae-Hyung Kim

Tae-Hyung Kim, a senior transfer pricing partner and Ph.D. economist with Deloitte Anjin in Seoul, is the firm's national leader in its global transfer pricing group.

Megan Kirmil

Megan Kirmil; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with highest distinction, 1999; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2002. Articles Review Editor for the Virginia Tax Review at University of Virginia Law School. Authored "Truly a Wolf, or Just a Sheep in Wolf's Clothing? The Active Financing Exception to Subpart F," Virginia Tax Review (Spring 2002). Admitted to District of Columbia Bar. Ms. Kirmil is currently with Miller & Chevalier and her practice focuses on federal income tax planning and controversy, including transfer pricing issues, general business and energy credit issues, tax accounting issues, valuation issues, and tax-exempt organizations. She has extensive experience successfully representing large multinational corporate clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) National Office and resolving federal income tax controversies at the audit level, at IRS Appeals, and in court. Her tax-exempt practice includes the representation of trade associations and non-profit health providers.

Barbara L. Kirschten, Esq.

Barbara L. Kirschten, B.A., University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude); Honours B.A., Cambridge University; Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University; J.D., Northwestern University; member, New York and District of Columbia Bars; former member, Steering Committee District of Columbia Bar Association Taxation Section and former Chair, Exempt Organizations Committee; Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Museums of Other Cultural Organizations, Exempt Organizations Committee, ABA Section of Taxation; author, The Nonprofit Corporation Forms Handbook; co-author, Federal and State Taxation of Exempt Organizations.

Joe Kirwin

Joe Kirwin is the Brussels Staff Correspondent at BNA Tax and Accounting's Accounting Policy & Practice Report.

Martha A. Klasing, CPA

Martha A. Klasing, B.S., Southern Illinois University — Carbondale; Master of Accounting (Taxation), University of Missouri – St. Louis; Partner, KPMG LLP; Certified Public Accountant; member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; contributor: Tax Management International Journal; International HR Journal; Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal; frequent speaker on international tax issues and developments. 

James Kleier

Mr. Kleier is a graduate of Thomas More College (B.A. 1976) and the University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D. 1979). He was Survey and Comments Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif.

James P. Klein, Esq.

James P. Klein, J.D., Columbia University Law School (1972), LL.M. in taxation, New York University Law School (1979), B.A., Fordham University (1968); member, New York State Bar; member, past chair, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association; member, past chair, Employee Benefits Committee, Tort and Insurance Section, American Bar Association; member, Tax Management Advisory Board; founding member and past chair, International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA). Mr. Klein is currently with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in New York City, NY.
 

Michael J. Kliegman, Esq.

Michael J. Kliegman, A.B., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Boston University School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center; member: American Bar Association, Tax Section (Corporate Tax Committee; Task Force on Acquisitions Involving S Corporations); New York State Bar Association, Tax Section (Committee on Reorganizations); formerly, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, Reorganization Branch (1981–85), Group Chief (1984–85). 

Michael Knight

Michael Knight; Fairfield University, 1973, degree in marketing; University of Bridgeport, MBA. Mr. Knight is a frequent speaker at small business planning forums and has appeared before the U.S. Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on small business issues such as Sec. 83 and 2036 repeal, the unavailability of capital, and independent contractor hearings. He most recently (1997) chaired the New York State Society of CPA's Task Force on the Commission for Restructuring the IRS and testified in Washington before the national commission. He has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, and WBIZ and is regularly interviewed by business publications including the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Money magazine, Accounting Today, Business Week, USA Today, Journal of Taxation, and the Tax Adviser. Mr. Knight is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Currently serves as Principal, Michael J. Knight & Company, CPAs.

Peter Knutson

Peter H. Knutson, B.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1957; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1960; Ph.D., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 1965; Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin, 1960; Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; member AICPA, AAA and CFA Institute. 

Albin Koch

Mr. Koch is with the law firm of Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, located in Tolucam Lake, California. Mr. Koch is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University and serves on the Tax Management Inc. Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Advisory Board. He received a B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Neal Kochman, Esq.

Neal M. Kochman, Esq. is with Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered in Washington, D.C. and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

Alexander Kogan

Alexander Kogan, Ph.D., Computer Science, USSR Academy of Sciences; B.S./M.S., Operations Research, Phystech—Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (Honors). Dr. Kogan received the Research and Service Awards of the American Accounting Association's Artificial Intelligence/Emerging Technologies Section. He is a member of the American Accounting Association's Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. As professor of Accounting and Information Systems at the Rutgers Business School, Dr. Kogan is a frequent presenter at conferences and author and co-author of articles in prestigious journals.

Kelly Kogan

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 Kohlbeck

Mark A. Kohlbeck, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin; M.B.A., Southern Methodist University; B.B.A. (Accounting), The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Dr. Kohlbeck is a former auditor and management consultant for Deloitte & Touche. His practice experience includes restructuring troubled financial institutions, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation support.  Dr. Kohlbeck has written for numerous journals including Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; and Issues in Accounting Education. Dr. Kohlbeck is an assistant professor with the School of Accounting at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, where he teaches financial accounting. He has taught financial accounting courses at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, Southern Methodist University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kohlbeck is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, the AICPA, and the American Accounting Association. 

Adil K. Kotwal

Adil K. Kotwal, B.Com, F.C.A., Bachelor of Commerce, University of Bombay (1978), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He joined the firm in 1978 and is currently the Managing Partner and partner responsible for the firm's international and corporate finance practice. He has served as visiting faculty with the University of Bombay teaching Accountancy and Taxation.

George C. Koutouras, Esq.

George C. Koutouras, LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., University of Detroit School of Law; B.S.A., University of Michigan; bar membership, Michigan and Illinois; formerly Attorney/Advisor to Special Trial Judge Stanley J. Goldberg, United States Tax Court; Co-Author, 767-2nd T.M., Redemptions and 564 T.M., Related Party Transactions; Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Master of Tax Program.

Barry Kozak

Barry Kozak, B.S., University at Albany – State University of New York, 1994; J.D. and LL.M. in Employee Benefits, The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, 2000; M.P.P., The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies, 2009; Enrolled Actuary, US Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, 1995; Chartered Financial Consultant, The American College, 1996; Associate Director of the graduate Employee Benefits programs and Adjunct member of the faculty, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois; current leadership positions in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Chicago Bar Association, the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and the Association of American Law Schools Section on Employee Benefits; speaker on employee benefits issues; author, 353-4th TM, “Employee Benefits Plans and Issues for Small Employers,” a legal textbook on employee benefits law, co-editor and lead contributing author of a CPA’s guide to retirement plans for small employers, and contributions to several American Bar Association publications.

Donald D. Kozusko, Esq.

Donald Kozusko, B.A., Villanova University, 1967; J.D., Harvard University, 1970; Managing Partner, Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh LLP; member District of Columbia Bar, ABA, ACTEC; speaker and author on international and domestic tax and trust law issues, including contributions to law reviews and American Bar Association publications.

James Kratochvill

Mr. Kratochvill received his B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 and his J.D. degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1972, where he was an editor of the CWRU Law Review and Order of the Coif. Mr. Kratochvill is General Attorney for AT&T Corp. responsible for all state and local tax legal advice and assistance, and has been state and local tax counsel for AT&T since 1975. He is Chair of the Sales & Use Tax Subcommittee, Committee On State Taxation and a former Subcommittee Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on State and Local Taxes. He has served frequently as an instructor at the annual Tax Executive Institute State and Local Tax Course and has participated in several tax institutes and seminars. Mr. Kratochvill is a member of the Ohio and New Jersey Bars. 

Gregory Krock

Gregory J. Krock is a shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll PC and a member of its Commercial Litigation Group. Mr. Krock's practice involves a wide range of commercial matters, including trade secret and covenant not to compete litigation, securities fraud and shareholder suits, and professional/accounting liability actions. Mr. Krock has written on the use of protective orders for the firm's national White Paper Series. Mr. Krock received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Heinz-Klaus Kroppen

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Klaus Kroppen, LL.M., Master of Laws, University of Cologne, Ph.D.in Law, University Cologne, 1987, Master of Laws (LL.M., company and tax law), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1989; Managing Partner for tax, Deloitte Germany, Düsseldorf, Head of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s EMEA Transfer Pricing Group; professor of international tax law at the Ruhr-University Bochum, member of tax board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, member of the board of the German International Fiscal Association (IFA), member of EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum; editor and co-author of the leading German publication on transfer pricing, Handbuch Internationale Verrechnungspreise, co-author of the German chapter in the IBFD’s loose-leaf publication, The Tax Treatment on Transfer Pricing, and in Robert Feinschreiber’s book, Transfer Pricing International, editor and co-author of DBA-Kommentar, a leading German publication on double-taxation treaties, author of numerous articles and frequent speaker on seminars. 

Keith Kruger

Keith H. Kruger, CPA, is a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Kruger is also a member of the firm's state and local tax practice. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Mr. Kruger is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Kenneth J. Krupsky, Esq.

Kenneth J. Krupsky, Tax Partner, Jones Day (Washington, DC); Columbia Law

Laura Kulwicki

Laura A. Kulwicki was special counsel to Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Cleveland, Ohio when this Portfolio was originally written. Ms. Kulwicki received her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University in 1984 and her J.D., with honors, from The Ohio State University in 1987. A member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Cleveland Bar Association, Ms. Kulwicki has published numerous articles on state taxation which have appeared in such publications as State Tax Notes, CCH State Tax Review, and Banks Baldwin Ohio Tax Service. She also has lectured for the Council On State Taxation and other local tax organizations.

Michael G. Kushner, Esq.

Lord LLP

Michael Kushner is a partner in the New York office of Locke Lord LLP. He has extensive experience advising corporate and other business clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border corporate, tax, transactional and compensation matters, including mergers and acquisitions for both private and public companies, cross border transactions including corporate inversions, domestic and international taxation, joint ventures, strategic alliances, securities, debt and equity finance, fund formation, capital markets, private equity, employee benefits and executive compensation. His inter-disciplinary approach and broad range of transactional experience enables him to take a holistic approach to counseling clients, advising on the impact of transactions on all aspects of a client's domestic and overseas business operations. He is a member of the Firm's corporate, tax, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits and executive compensation, capital markets, international, private equity and Asia practice groups.

Kalle Kylakallio

Kalle Kyläkallio, LL.B., 1993 (University of Lapland), Varatuomari, 1995 (“lawyer trained in the court”),Address: Susiluoto Attorneys-at-Law Ltd, Uudenmaankatu 16 B, 00120 Helsinki, Finland, Tel:+358 9 6869 110, Fax: +358 9 6869 1169

Christopher P. La Puma, Esq.

Christopher P. La Puma, A.B., Stanford University (1991); J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University (1996); Order of the Coif; Editor, The Tax Lawyer (1995); LL.M. (Taxation), with distinction, Georgetown University (2001); Law Clerk to U.S. Tax Court Judge David Laro (2000); co-author: “Final TEFRA Audit and Litigation Regs. Issues as IRS Intensifies its Focus on Partnership Audits,” 95 J. Tax'n 261 (Nov. 2001); author: “Massachusetts Tax and Subsidy Scheme Violates Commerce Clause: West Lynn Creamery, Inc. v. Healy,” 48 Tax Law. 641 (Winter 1995); member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Committee on Court Procedure; member, bars of the District of Columbia, California, U.S. Tax Court, and Court of Federal Claims.

Steven Lainoff

Steven R. Lainoff is with KPMG LLP in Washington, DC and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

Ron M. Landsman, Esq.

Ron M. Landsman, University of Michigan (B.A. 1970), University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1974); admitted to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, and before U.S. Supreme Court; Fellow and founding member of American Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Chairman, Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section (1997–98); regularly writes for The Elder Law Report and the Journal of Asset Protection. 

Andrea M. Lane, Esq.

Andrea M. Lane; B.S. Acc., University of Florida; J.D., The George Washington University Law School; LL.M., New York University School of Law; Associate, Alston & Bird LLP (2001-present); Member, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation); Co-author of articles appearing in the Journal of Taxation, the Journal of Financial Instruments and the International Tax Review; Admitted to the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia; Licensed as a certified public accountant in Virginia.

Brian J. Lane, Esq.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Brian J. Lane is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Lane focuses on securities regulation and disclosure issues and sophisticated capital markets counseling. He represents U.S. and foreign clients in proxy contests, complex mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings and corporate governance matters. Mr. Lane received his law degree in 1983 from the American University, Washington College of Law. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr. Lane served at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 16 years, where he held a variety of positions. Mr. Lane served as Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, Counsel to Chairman Arthur Levitt, Counsel to Commissioner Richard Roberts, and staff attorney with the Corporation Finance and Market Regulation Divisions.

Michael B. Lang

Professor Michael B. Lang was the founding Director of Chapman University School of Law's Tax LL.M. Program. A graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, he is a member of the Pennsylvania and Illinois Bars and practiced in Chicago and Philadelphia. He has taught at nine law schools, at both the J.D. and LL.M. level, including Utah, Washington University (St. Louis), Loyola (Los Angeles), Miami and San Diego. His extensive work with the ABA Section of Taxation has included chairing its Committees on Teaching Taxation and Standards of Tax Practice. He has also been an active member of the Section's Task Force on Patented Tax Strategies and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Professor Lang's publications range from articles in leading tax periodicals, such as The Tax Lawyer, Tax Law Review, Florida Tax Review and Tax Notes, and law reviews to a treatise on Federal Tax Elections (with Colleen Khoury) and two decades of compiling the Index to Federal Tax Articles (with Isa Lang). He is a co-author of a textbook, Federal Tax Accounting, for graduate tax students, which was published in 2006, and a textbook, The Regulation of Tax Practice, to be published in 2010.

Stanley I. Langbein

Stanley I. Langbein, Yale College, A.B. (1970); Harvard Law School, J.D. (1973). Professor, University of Miami School of Law. Professor Langbein served as law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as an associate attorney with law firms in Washington, D.C., and as attorney/advisor in the Office of International Tax Counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury. He also served as senior tax partner of a large law firm in Buffalo from 1985-1987. 

Daniel S. Lange

Daniel S. Lange, B.B.A., 1981, M.S., taxation, 1983, University of Wisconsin; managing partner, U.S. International Tax practice, Deloitte Tax LLP, 2002–present; tax partner, International Tax Specialty Team, Arthur Andersen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1992-2002, manager, 1986-1991, staff, 1983-1985; member AICPA, WICPA; speaker, international tax issues; author, numerous articles on international tax issues.

Franklin C. Latcham, Esq.

Frank Latcham is a graduate of the University of Washington (1943) and received his legal education at the University of Washington (LL.B. 1944) and Yale University (J.S.D. 1951). He taught at Case–Western Reserve University Law School from 1948 to 1954. He became an associate of the firm of Morrison & Foerster in 1954, a partner in 1961, and Senior of Counsel in 1986. Mr. Latcham is a past chairman of the Committee on State and Local Taxes of the ABA Section of Taxation and of the Committee on Standards of Tax Practice. He has written extensively in the field of state and local taxation and co–authored (with Prentiss Willson, Jr.) “Franchise and Corporation Income Taxes,” in California Taxes (California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1987). He lectures regularly and has spoken at the University of Southern California Tax Institute, the Georgetown University Institute on State and Local Taxation, and the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Tax Management Multistate Tax Portfolio Series and is Adjunct Director, Institute of Governmental Affairs, University of California, Davis, California. Mr. Latcham has also been in charge of state and local tax cases in all California administrative agencies and in all California courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, courts in other states, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Bob Laux

Bob Laux is the Senior Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting at Microsoft Corporation.  Mr. Laux is responsible for Microsoft’s financial accounting, including interacting with and responding to accounting standard setters on numerous issues.  Financial accounting responsibilities include responding to GAAP questions and issues within Microsoft.  He is also responsible for Microsoft’s comment letters on new accounting pronouncements and representing Microsoft at standard setters’ public roundtables.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, Bob was an Industry Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he was responsible for coordinating the activities of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF).  Bob has BA in Accounting from Michigan State University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Houston.

Matthew Lay

Matthew Lay is a Director at Deloitte Tax LLP and a contributor to BNA Tax & Accounting's Real Estate Journal.

Michael P. Layden

Michael P. Layden, B.S., Marquette University, 1990; Tax Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP, Hartford, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. (1997-1998); speaker on international tax issues. 

Werner Lederer

Werner Lederer, University of Zürich (lic. iur., 1988); Swiss Certified Tax Consultant; member, Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants, International Fiscal Association, International Bar Association. 

Carolyn Lee

Carolyn Joy Lee is a partner in the tax law firm of Jones Day in New York, New York. Previously, she was a partner at Roberts & Holland LLP. She has developed a broad and diverse practice dealing with state and local tax issues affecting corporate mergers and acquisitions, asset and business line acquisitions and dispositions, and sophisticated financing techniques. Her active involvement in the establishment of the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal has given her broad knowledge of the tax dispute resolution process in New York, and she has an active audit, controversy and litigation practice. She has served as the Chair of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association. She received a B.A. cum laude from Johns Hopkins, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1980, where she was a Stone scholar.

Gary R. Lee

Gary R. Lee, B.A., cum laude, University of Connecticut; J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific; L.L.M. in taxation, Boston University School of Law; Member California State Bar; Member Massachusetts State Bar; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Financial Planner (CFP); field experience as an Advanced Sales Attorney advising on life insurance purchases; Author/Co-author of various life insurance articles in tax publications; Speaker at various life insurance forums. Currently in practice with Sterling Resources, Ltd., of Hingham, Massachusetts.

William S. Lee

William S. Lee; 1979 - L.L.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
1975 - LL.B., University of Texas School of Law; 1972 - B.B.A., Accounting and Finance, University of Texas. Mr. Lee’s 30 years of tax controversy experience includes the representation of individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, corporations, and other entities in IRS examinations, Appeals Office proceedings, and in litigation. Bill strives to resolve tax controversies successfully as efficiently as possible for the client (i.e., at the lowest level possible), but has also litigated cases in U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Courts around the country.

Bill began his professional career in the Tax Department of a “Big Eight” accounting firm and is a certified public accountant. Bill has been a partner in the Tax Department of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1985.Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Cecilia Lee

Cecilia Lee is a transfer pricing partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' China transfer pricing network.

Mark Leeds

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.

Corey Lehr, CPP

Corey Lehr, CPP, director of payroll compliance and administration for the University of Cincinnati, is also a past president of the American Payroll Association. He has served previously as an APA Director and Vice President. In 1991, Corey was honored as the first recipient of the Ohio Outstanding Payroll Professional of the Year Award.  

Brian D. Lepard

Brian D. Lepard is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he has taught the basic course on taxation and courses on the international aspects of U.S. income taxation, the corporate tax, tax policy and business planning. He has published an article on the arm's length standard and is the principal co-author of BNA's Health Law & Business Portfolio No. 2000, Unrelated Business Income Tax Issues in Health Care (1996). Before becoming a professor of law he worked for six years as an associate at the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads, where he practiced tax law with an emphasis on the international aspects of U.S. income taxation and the taxation of exempt organizations.

Patrick Leslie, Esq.

Patrick S.  Leslie, Esq. is an International Tax Editor for BNA Tax & Accounting, and is a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

Howard J. Levine, Esq.

Howard J. Levine, B.A., Hunter College (1969); J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (cum laude, 1972); LL.M. (Taxation), Georgetown University Law Center (1976); attorney and assistant branch chief, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (1972-1976); adjunct lecturer in Real Estate Taxation, American University Law School (1980-1982); adjunct professor, The George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center LL.M. Tax Programs (1982-1993); contributing editor, The Journal of Real Estate Taxation; Tax Management Distinguished Author (2000); member, Advisory Board, Tax Management International Journal; member, Advisory Board, CCH Journal of Taxation of Global Transactions; author, 936 T.M., U.S. Income Tax Treaties — The Limitation on Benefits Article; partner, Roberts & Holland LLP, Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.; member, American Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Sales, Exchanges and Basis, and Subcommittee Chairman, Like Kind Exchanges, Tax Section 1990-1994), New York Bar, District of Columbia Bar, International Fiscal Association.

Richard A. Levine, Esq.

Richard A. Levine, B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania (1964); J.D., Harvard Law School (1967); L.L.M., New York University (1968); member, New York, U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit), U.S. District Court, and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Bars; editor, Harvard Law Review, 1965-1967; editor-in-chief, Roberts & Holland, Annotated Tax Forms — Practice and Procedure (3d ed.); co-author, “Tax Court's Revised and Expanded Partnership Rules Leave Questions Open,” 69 Journal of Taxation 164 (Sept. 1988); member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York State and American Bar Associations (Sections on Taxation; Litigation); contributor, Journal of Taxation and other tax periodicals.
 

Jay Levine

Ernst & Young LLP's Business Tax Compliance division

Jack B. Levy, Esq.

Jack B. Levy, Partner, Balch and Bingham LLP, Birmingham, AL; New York University School of Law, LL.M., in Taxation, 1977; Emory Law School, J.D., 1976; Emory University, B.A., 1973. He is admitted to Alabama and Georgia. Mr. Levy concentrates his practice in the areas of employer resources, employee benefits and executive compensation, corporate and business, health care, taxation and estate and trust planning.  He represents numerous closely held businesses, professionals and professional corporations and negotiates and closes sales of professional practices and closely held business practices.  He also lectures on issues relating to pension and welfare benefits as well as health care matters. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 Edition - Present (Employee Benefits Law); 2007 Edition (Corporate Law); 2008 Edition (Healthcare Law), and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association; Southern Employee Benefit Conference; American Bar Association, Tax Section; Alabama State Bar, Tax Section; Alabama Profit Sharing Council; Alabama Super Lawyers, 2009.

David Lewis

David Lewis, senior consultant to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's specialist Transfer Pricing group in Australia; former ATO Assistant Commissioner and Competent Authority.

Toni Lewis

Toni L. Lewis, B.S., Illinois State University; Illinois CPA; speaker on numerous occasions, including at programs sponsored by the Tax Executives Institute, the California Society of CPA's and the Institute of Property Taxation; member, California Society of CPAs, Institute of Property Taxation, Orange County Business Council, Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
 

Justin Liebenberg

Justin Liebenberg is the Director of International Tax Services at Ernst & Young, South Africa. Justin specialises in corporate tax law advising on domestic and international issues. Justin was previously head of tax at Grant Thornton in Johannesburg and assistant head of tax at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, one of the largest business law firms in South Africa. He has a combination of legal, tax and accounting qualifications and is often published in the financial press in South Africa.

Edward H. Lieberman, Esq.

Edward H. Lieberman, B.A., C.C.N.Y.; J.D., Brooklyn Law School; LL.M., London School of Economics; member, The District of Columbia and New York Bars and the American and International Bar Associations; formerly, Tax Law Specialist, IRS Corporation Tax Branch; author: “The Foreign Sales Corporation Issues and Answers Under the Temporary Regulations,” Tax Mgmt. Intl. J., March, 1985; “Analysis of the Foreign Sales Corporation — Temporary Regulations,” Tax Mgmt. Memo., February, 1986; “Foreign Sales Corporations — The Shape of Regs. to Come,” Tax Mgmt. Intl. J., January, 1987; and “Foreign Sales Transactions: A Prognosis for 1987,” Tax Mgmt. Memo., February, 1987. Member, IRS Commissioner's Advisory Group 1995–1996.

Howard M. Liebman, Esq.

Howard M. Liebman, A.B. (summa cum laude), Colgate University (1974); A.M. (with distinction), Colgate University (1975); J.D. (cum laude) Harvard Law School (1977); Member, District of Columbia Bar and “B” List of the French-speaking Brussels Bar; Belgian Member, Tax Management International Forum; Contributing Editor, European Taxation; Editorial Advisory Board, Practical European Tax Strategies; Chairman, Legal & Taxation Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. 

Pernille Lindholm

Pernille Lindholm is a consultant with Deloitte in Copenhagen.

Stephanie Lipinski Galland

Stephanie Anne Lipinski Galland, B.A., Christopher Newport University, 1986; J.D., College of William and Mary, 1989, Emphasis on Taxation; Of Counsel, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington, DC; member District of Columbia Bar, Virginia Bar, ABA, ABA/NCCUSL, Georgetown Law Center State and Local Tax Advisory Board, BNA State and Local Tax Advisory Board, CCH State and Local Tax Advisory Board; speaker on state and local tax issues; author, articles on taxation issues and Primary Editor of State and Local Tax Lawyer.   

Michael Lippman

Michael H. Lippman is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, providing planning, consulting, and controversy services to many of the country's largest corporations. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Lippman was the National Partner in Charge of State and Local Tax Services for KPMG LLP. Mr. Lippman sits on a number of boards, including the State and Local Taxation Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgetown Institute Advisory Board, the Advisory Board to the Vanderbilt School of Law Paul J. Hartman State and Local Forum, the New York University's State and Local Taxation Advisory Board. He received his B.S. in accounting from the University of North Carolina and an M.S. (Taxation) from Georgetown University, graduating both as valedictorian. 

Margo Lipscomb, Esq.

Margo J. Lipscomb, Esq. is a BNA Tax & Accounting Editor for Foreign Income Tax, the Financial Planning Journal, the International Journal and the Washington Tax Review.

Henry J. Lischer, Jr.

Henry J. Lischer, Jr., University of Iowa (B.B.A., 1967; J.D., 1970); New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1974); Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps, 1970–73; Associate, Lillick, McHose & Charles, Los Angeles, California, 1974–75; Professor of Law, University of Alabama, 1975–78; Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University, 1978–present; Counsel, Malouf Lynch Jackson & Swinson, Dallas, Texas, 1982–84, 1985–present; Professor-in-Residence, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., 1984–85; Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel; Academic Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. 

Josephine S. Lo, Esq.

Josephine Lo, J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University, 1988; M.Ed. and M.A., counseling psychology, Columbia University, 1981 and 1982; B.A., sociology, magna cum laude, Mississippi University for Women, 1979; tax partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; member, DC Bar, Maryland Bar, ABA; speaker on low-income housing tax credit, historic rehabilitation tax credit, and new markets tax credit. 

Christian Looks

Christian Looks is a member of KPMG's global transfer pricing services practice. Looks is a partner with KPMG AG in Frankfurt, Germany.

Lloyd Looram

LLOYD JAMES LOORAM, CPA, B.B.A., Manhattan College, 1968.  Managing Director, The Looram Consulting Group, Inc., a state and local tax consulting firm founded in 1991 with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida that specializes in resolving complex state and local tax controversies; speaker at state and local tax seminars, institutes and symposia sponsored by New York University, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Tax Executives Institute, the Council on State Taxation, the Federation of Tax Administrators, and, the Florida society of CPA’s; member AICPA, NYSSCPA, the Advisory Board of the NYU Institute on State and Local Taxation, the Multi-state Tax Analyst Advisory Board, Tax Management Inc.’s State and Local Tax Portfolio Series Advisory Board, and, the Board of Directors of the Masters Basketball Association, Inc.; author, articles and papers on a variety of profound state and local tax matters, including contributions to The New York Times, The Multistate Tax Report, The Financial Manager, State Tax Notes, West’s International Law Bulletin, and, The CPA Journal; expert witness in state and local tax litigation; and, recipient of the 2008 NYU Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation Award. 

Aaron Lorenzo

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.

Simon Lorne

Simon M. Lorne, B.A., Occidental College (1967, cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa); J.D., University of Michigan Law School (1970, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif); partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP (1970-1993; 1999-2004); managing director, Salomon Brothers Inc., responsible for global internal audit (1996-1999); general counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission (1993-1996); has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, USC and NYU law schools; serves as co-director of the Directors' College, Stanford Law School; has lectured at Stanford University, University of Michigan, Cornell University and UCLA and frequently speaks on securities law and corporate governance matters; author, Acquisitions and Mergers: Negotiated and Contested Transactions (multi-volume treatise, West Securities Law Series), A Director's Handbook of Cases (CCH), and numerous articles in professional journals; currently Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Partners, L.P., a multi-strategy hedge fund. 

Peter A. Lowy, Esq.

Peter A. Lowy, J.D. (cum laude and member of law review), Tulane Law School; L.L.M. (taxation), New York University School of Law; member: New York and Texas bars; currently: Senior Tax Counsel, Shell Oil Company; formerly: Senior Tax Attorney, Exxon Mobil Corporation; attorney-advisor, the Honorable Maurice Foley, United States Tax Court; judicial clerk, the Honorable Nauman Scott, U.S. District Court; adjunct professor in Legal Research & Writing, University of Houston Law.

Gregory P. Lubkin, Esq.

Gregory P. Lubkin, University of Edinburgh (U.K.) (M.A. 1975); University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 1982); Harvard University (J.D. 1996); member, District of Columbia Bar and Section of Taxation of American and District of Columbia Bar Associations; contributor: Tax Management International Journal. 

Lorin D. Luchs, CPA

Lorin Luchs, B.B.A., George Washington University, 1968;  J.D., George Washington University, 1971; LLM, Georgetown University, 1976;  CPA. 1981;  Retired National Tax Services Partner, BDO Seidman, LLP, Greater Washington, D.C, 2009;  former instructor on corporate tax and tax accounting;  author and editor, The Tax Adviser;  Tax Consultant.    

Denise Lugo

Denise Lugo is the New York Staff Correspondent at BNA Tax and Accounting's Accounting Policy & Practice Report.

Mary Lundstedt, Esq.

Mary F. Lundstedt, Esq. is an Editor at BNA Tax & Accounting, and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.

David Luntz

David Luntz, Esq. is president of International Corporate Consultants, Inc. in New York City, and a contributor to BNA Tax & Accounting's Real Estate Journal.

Alvin D. Lurie, Esq.

Alvin D. Lurie, B.A. Cornell U. 1943; LL.B. Cornell Law School 1944; President, Alvin D. Lurie, P.C., NY; Counsel, Wagner Law Group, Boston; Member of Bars NY, D.C.; Assistant Commissioner of Internal Revenue (Employee Plans & Exempt Organizations),1974-1978; Lifetime Employee Benefits Achievement Award, Tax Section of American Bar Association 2007(first so designated); Chair and Editor, NYU Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 1999 to date; General Editor, Federal Income Taxation of Retirement Plans (LexisNexis 2008); Author, numerous articles in technical journals and business periodicals on income tax, employee benefits and executive compensation; Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel; Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel and NY Bar Foundation.

David Machemer

David Machemer is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School and a practicing attorney in Chicago, IL, and a contributor to BNA Tax & Accounting's Real Estate Journal.

Wales Mack

Wales Mack, Ph.D. is director of strategy and business development at Siemens Energy Solutions.

Scott MacKay

Scott W. MacKay, B.S. (Engineering), United States Military Academy; J.D., Boston University School of Law. Mr. MacKay began working at Lockheed Martin in 1995, and was responsible for managing and conducting corporate litigation, including criminal and civil fraud matters, coordinating the Corporation's response to government investigations and requests for information, conducting internal investigations, and other compliance issues. From 1988 to 1995, he was a Senior Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division's Fraud Section where he investigated and prosecuted procurement fraud cases as well as cases involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, perjury before a grand jury, telemarketing fraud, public corruption, and fraud relating to classified contracts. Before joining the Fraud Section, Mr. MacKay served in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps in a variety of criminal justice assignments and as a legal advisor in the Office of the Secretary of the Army.

Elisabeth O. Madden

Elisabeth O. Madden is an attorney with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. LLP, in New York City.

Tammara Madison

Tammara Madison is Editor of BNA Tax and Accounting's IRS Practice Adviser and Weekly Report.

Ewing W. Madole, Esq.

Ewing W. Madole, B.A., M.B.A. Mississippi State University (1973, 1975); J.D., Columbia University School of Law (1985); LL.M. in Taxation, New York University (1990); Member of the New York Bar; Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee (1977).

J. Russell Madray

J. Russell Madray, CPA, Master of Professional Accountancy, Clemson University (1988); B.S. in Accounting, Clemson University (1986). President of The Madray Group Inc., which helps businesses, accounting firms, and other organizations understand and implement technical accounting and auditing issues; senior lecturer at Clemson University's School of Accountancy and Legal Studies; former member, AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee; former member, Board of Directors, South Carolina Association of CPAs. Author of Attestation and Other Special Engagements (CCH), Compilations and Reviews (CCH), OCBOA Guide (CCH), and the AICPA's annual Compilation and Review Alert.

Stephen P. Magowan, Esq.

Stephen P. Magowan, Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University (B.A. 1985, with Highest Honors), Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (1988, Order of the Coif). Faculty Member, 1998-2000, University of Vermont Income Tax School. Author, “Roth IRA's: Estate and Income Tax Planning Tool for the 21st Century,” Probate & Property, July/August 1998; “Doing Right by Doing Good: Giving IRA's to Charity,” Probate & Property 17, September/October 1997; “Overview of Significant Changes of Pension Laws in SBJPA 1996,” 23 Vermont Bar Journal 17, 1997. Contributing Author, The Lawyer's Guide to Retirement 3d ed., published by the American Bar Association. Member, American, Vermont and New York Bar Associations. 

Jeffrey Maine

Jeffrey A. Maine is a Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law, Portland, ME.

Mark W. Major

Mark Major, B.A., Creighton University, 1976; J.D., Creighton University, 1979; ERISA/Employee Benefits Specialist Attorney, Law Office of Mark W. Major, P.C., Denver, CO; formerly, compliance leader at Mercer, ERISA Counsel at MediaOne Group, U S WEST & Enron; member Colorado Bar, Colorado Business Health Forum; speaker at ISCEBS, EBIA and Mountain States Employers Council programs.  

Kirk F. Maldonado, Esq.

Kirk F. Maldonado, B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha (1975); J.D., Creighton University (1978); M.L.T., Georgetown University (1981); member, California Bar; Attorney, Employee Plans and Exempt Organizations Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (1978-1981).

Jacques Malherbe, Esq.

Jacques Malherbe, JD, University of Louvain (1962); LL.M., Harvard University (1964); Professor, University of Louvain; Visiting Professor, Universities of Paris II, Paris XII, Dijon, Vienna, Hamburg. 

J. Randolph Mallek

J. Randolph Mallek, CPA, Ph.D. (Accounting), The University of Texas at Austin; MPA (Master in Professional Accounting), The University of Texas at Austin; MS (Information Systems), American University; MS (Administration), University of California at Irvine. Licensed as a CPA in the state of Texas, Dr. Mallek has taught undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, and accounting information courses at the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and was an Associate Professor of Accounting at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco and an Assistant Professor of Accounting at American University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mallek works as an Accounting Consultant in the Washington, D.C. office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC. 

Mary Ann Mancini, Esq.

Mary Ann Mancini, Esq. is with Bryan Cave LLP in Washington, DC and is a frequent contributor to BNA Tax & Accounting's Financial Planning Journal.

Vivek Mande

Vivek Mande, Ph.D, is a Professor of Accounting and the Director for the Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Mande teaches and researches in the areas of corporate governance, financial accounting, and auditing. He was the Academic Accounting Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Economic Analysis in Washington, D.C. from 2001–2002. Professor Mande holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, U.C.L.A. Dr. Mande is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants. His research findings have been published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, International Journal of Accounting, ABACUS, Accounting and Business Research, and a number of other journals. 

Petri Manninen

Petri Manninen, LL.B., 1993 (University of Helsinki), Varatuomari, 1995 (“lawyer trained in the court”), LL.M. in European Community Law (University of Leiden), 1996.

Elliott Manning

Elliott Manning, AB (with honors) Columbia College (1955), JD m.c.l., Harvard Law School (1958). Author of Tax Management Portfolios 710 T.M., Partnerships — Conceptual Overview; and 711 T.M., Partnerships — Formation and Contributions of Property or Services. Author of Choosing the Business Entity (Little Brown 1995); and Corporate Buy-Sell Agreements (Little Brown 1995).

Peter J. Marathas, Jr. Esq.

Peter J. Marathas, Jr., B.A. (1981), cum laude, M.A. (1986), summa cum laude, Bradley University; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois, Harno Fellow (1994); Employment and Labor Section, American Bar Association; Boston Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar (1997), Illinois Bar (1994), Florida Bar (2005). 

Fred O. Marcus

Mr. Marcus is a partner in Horwood, Marcus & Berk, Chartered, where as chairman of the firm's state and local tax practice group, he concentrates on state tax planning and the resolution of state and local tax disputes on a nationwide basis for multistate and multinational corporations. He received his B.S. in accounting in 1970 from the University of Illinois and his J.D. in 1974 from the DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Marcus has served as a faculty member for programs sponsored by the Tax Executive Institute, the Committee On State Taxation, and the National Institute on State and Local Taxation. He has also written numerous articles on state taxation. He is currently a member of the Illinois Department of Revenue's Practitioner Liaison Group; the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation's State and Local Tax Committee, and the Advisory Council of the National Institute on State and Local Taxation.

Steven Marcy

Steven Marcy is the Staff Editor of BNA Tax and Accounting's Accounting Policy & Practice Report.

Paul W. Markwardt, Esq.

Paul W. Markwardt, Creighton University (B.S.B.A. 1983 and J.D. 1986); New York University (LL.M. 1993); partner, Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, MN. 

Patrick Marley

Patrick Marley, B.Comm., Queen's University; LL.B., University of Western Ontario; LL.M., New York University; Barrister and Solicitor of the Bars of Ontario and New York; Tax Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. 

Helen E. Marmoll, Esq.

Helen E. Marmoll, A.B., Marquette University; J.D., Washington College of Law of American University; formerly a Tax Division trial attorney with Department of Justice; member, American Law Institute; member, Virginia Bar; member, American Judicature Society.
 

Howard Marmorstein

Howard Marmorstein is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Miami where he teaches Marketing Management and Consumer Behavior. Professor Marmorstein received both a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has served as an Investment Adviser for more than 10 years. Professor Marmorstein won the University of Miami Professor of the Year Award in 2003. His research on consumer decision making has won two national awards and has been published in numerous academic journals. Professor Marmorstein has also served as an expert witness and business consultant for both firms and municipalities in the areas of business valuation, eminent domain, trademark infringement, and deceptive advertising. 

Richard Marshall, Esq.

Richard S. Marshall; LL.M. / J.D., 1984, 1981; The George Washington University, B.A., 1975; Tufts University, political science. Mr. Marshall is a Senior Attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC, and focuses his practice on corporate, partnership and general business tax planning matters at the federal and state levels. In addition, he advises clients on the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations and represents clients in civil and criminal tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service. He is affiliated with the Taxation Division, District of Columbia Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association. Richard is a frequent contributor to various publications for BNA Tax & Accounting. He is the author of several chapters of the "Tax Practice Series" and is the co-coordinator of the "Washington Items" feature of the Tax Management Memorandum.

James E. Martin

James E. Martin, BAccy, The George Washington University; Office of Chief Counsel, Income Tax and Accounting, Internal Revenue Service (1991-1999); member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Tax Division.
 

Mauricio Martínez, Esq.

Mauricio Martínez, Esq. is with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Mexico City, Mexico and is a frequent contributor to BNA's International Journal.

Elena Marty-Nelson

Elena Marty-Nelson, B.A., University of Miami (1980); J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1983); LL.M. (Tax), Georgetown University Law Center (1986); Institute Fellow, Harrison Institute for Public Law Georgetown University Law Center (1990-1991).

Samuel Maruca

Currently the Transfer Pricing Director, LB&I Division, for the Internal Revenue Service. Co-author of Tax and Accounting Portfolio, 886-2nd

Nadia Masri, Esq.

Nadia Masri, Esq. is Compensation Planning Editor at BNA Tax & Accounting, and a contributing editor for the Weekly Report.