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TV News Features Tax Refund Help by Hodgson Russ Attorney

Jack Trachtenberg , an attorney in the Hodgson Russ LLP State & Local Tax Practice Group, and a client, were interviewed by Eyewitness News for the New York City-area station WABC-TV. Jack was contacted by the station about his successful representation of the client, who had a very old tax liability...

LexisNexis Taxation Awards: John Whiting of PricewaterhouseCoopers Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

John Whiting OBE of PricewaterhouseCoopers was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award at the LexisNexis Taxation Awards. Whiting, who has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 37 years, will retire from the firm in June and take over the tax policy director role at the Chartered Institute of Taxation...

Sutherland’s State and Local Tax Group Expands

Washington , D.C. – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that J. Page Scully has joined the firm as an associate in its State and Local Tax Group. Page’s addition expands Sutherland’s fast-growing State Tax Practice to 20 attorneys dedicated full-time to advising clients on...

John Marshall’s Kathryn Kennedy Named to IRS Advisory Committee for TE/GE

The Inte rnal Revenue Service has named Kathryn J. Kennedy, Associate Dean for Advanced Studies and Research at The John Marshall Law School, to its Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). She is the only current member of the panel to be associated with a law school. Kennedy...

Ropes & Gray Partner Stephen Shay Moving to Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Post

Stephen Shay, a partner in the Tax & Benefits Department of Ropes & Gray , has been named deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs in the United States Department of the Treasury. "We are pleased that the Treasury Department has recognized the value of Steve's deep knowledge...

Sutherland Partner Appointed Benefits Tax Counsel With the Treasury Department

Washington, DC (September 11, 2009) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that our partner George Bostick , one of the founders of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Team, has been appointed Benefits Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury...

Jack Trachtenberg Appointed New York Taxpayer Rights Advocate

October 1, 2009 - New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Acting Commissioner Jamie Woodward announced the appointment of Jack Trachtenberg as the state's first public Taxpayer Rights Advocate . Mr. Trachtenberg was formerly a senior associate with the law firm of Hodgson Russ LLP. The...

Domingo Such Elected to the Prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Domingo Such , a partner in Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP , has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a national professional organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust...

Joan Arnold Chairing, Speaking at Two Conferences December 10th and 11th

On December 10th, Pepper Hamilton Tax Practice partner Joan C. Arnold will speak at the Tax Executive Institute New York Chapter's Forty-Sixth Annual Tax Symposium. Ms. Arnold's morning session will address "Inbound/Outbound Transactional Issues." The Symposium will be held at the Sheraton...

John Marshall's Kathryn Kennedy Inducted Into American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

CHICAGO , NOVEMBER 24, 2009)…The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) has inducted Kathryn J. Kennedy , Associate Dean for Advanced Studies and Research at The John Marshall Law School , as a new Fellow. Kennedy is one of only 22 employee benefits attorneys nationwide to receive...

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Martindale-Hubbell® Connected has jumped on the Smile Train and hopes to make a difference in the lives of children born with cleft lips and palates. You can help, too. Get Connected for a Cause today! Martindale-Hubbell Connected understands the power of numbers and how just one person can make...

COST Presents Inaugural “Excellence in State Taxation” Award to Paul Frankel

The COST Board and Staff are pleased to announce and present the inaugural COST/Paul Frankel Excellence in State Taxation Award to none other than Paul Frankel himself. Mr. Frankel has a long and storied history with COST and the SALT Profession, having served with distinction on the COST Board for sixteen...

Sutherland Represented Patriot Capital Funding in Merger with Prospect Capital

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP advised Patriot Capital Funding, Inc., in connection with its merger with Prospect Capital Corporation. The transaction represents the largest acquisition of a business development company by another, unaffiliated business development company, to date. Pursuant to...

Lucas Rachuba Elevated to Ropes & Gray Partnership

Lucas Rachuba joined Ropes & Gray in 1999, practicing in the Tax & Benefits Department. Lucas focuses on the taxation of unregistered pooled investment funds such as hedge funds, private equity funds (venture and LBO), and real estate funds. His clients include both fund managers/sponsors and...

McDermott Will & Emery LLP Announces 2010 Partner Promotions

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2010: Ira B. Mirsky ( Washington, D.C.) focuses on tax controversy matters related to employee compensation, fringe and welfare benefits, and deferred compensation arrangements...

Kendall Jones Joins Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2009) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Kendall Jones has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Tax Practice Group, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Jones, who recently retired from KPMG, will advise clients on tax controversy...

Nancy S. Gerrie Named Partner-in-Charge of Chicago Office of McDermott Will & Emery

CHICAGO (December 21, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced that, effective January 1, 2010, Nancy S. Gerrie has been named partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Chicago office where she will oversee operations. Ms. Gerrie succeeds Quentin “George” Heisler who has served...

Sutherland Announces Four New Tax Practice Partners

Atlanta and Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2010) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces the election of four new partners from the Firm's Tax Practice Group effective January 1, 2010. “Each of these attorneys has made significant contributions to our clients and to the firm,”...

Colleen Laduzinski Named Jones Day Partner

Washington, DC - The global law firm Jones Day announced that Colleen E. Laduzinski has been named to the Firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2010. Colleen Laduszinski practices in the area of federal income tax, including bankruptcy tax, general corporate tax, taxation of consolidated groups...

State & Local Tax Lawyer Rejoins McDermott's New York Office

NEW YORK (January 5, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that Margaret C. Wilson has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the New York office. Ms. Wilson concentrates her practice on state and local tax matters. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that Margaret...

Carin Carithers Elevated to Partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2010 – Hogan & Hartson LLP has elevated Carin Carithers to the partnership, and five associates to counsel, effective January 1, 2010. Carin Carithers’ practice focuses on the employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the design and implementation...

Jayne T. Fitzgerald Elevated to Partnership at Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has promoted Jayne T. Fitzgerald to the partnership effective January 1, 2010. Ms. Fitzgerald is senior policy counsel in the firm’s policy practice. She represents clients on tax, trade, pension and health matters before Congress and federal agencies. She...

Richard Hartnig Joins Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Atlanta (January 19, 2010) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Richard A. Hartnig has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Tax Practice Group, based in the Atlanta office. Mr. Hartnig, who recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, will advise clients regarding...

Two New Partners Added to Reed Smith's State Tax Group

New York-Based Partners McLoughlin & Young Join Firm’s Deep Bench (January 28, 2010, New York) – The State Tax practice at Reed Smith LLP extended its nationwide reach today, adding two partners in the firm’s New York office. With the addition of Michael McLoughlin and Aaron...

Law Firms Make Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune has issued its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For . Congratulations to law firms Bingham McCutcheon, Arnold & Porter, Perkins Coie, and Baker Donelson, which placed 12 th , 65 th , 75 th , and 77 th in the list, respectively. The rankings are based on, among other factors,...