Bloomberg BNA honors Paul Frankel with Latcham Award for Distinguished Service
in State and Local Tax
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 9, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today
announced that Paul Frankel, senior counsel with Morrison and Foerster's State
+ Local Tax Group and former Chairman of Bloomberg BNA's State and Local Tax
Advisory Board, is the recipient of the 2013 Franklin C. Latcham Award for
Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation.
The Latcham Award is named for Franklin C. Latcham, the first Chairman of
Bloomberg BNA's State and Local Tax Advisory Board and founder of the State
Tax Portfolio Series. The Award has been given to a distinguished state tax
practitioner since 1996 and will be presented to Paul at a ceremony on
December 12 in New York.
"It is hard to imagine anyone more deserving of the Latcham Award," said
George Farrah, Executive Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Tax & Accounting
publications. "Paul is truly a legend in the area of state and local
taxation, providing leadership and guidance throughout his career and across a
wide range of topics."
He has written numerous articles for Bloomberg BNA's state tax publications
and has served as Chairman of the State Tax Advisory Board for over a decade.
As Chairman, Paul helped guide the evolution of Bloomberg BNA's state tax
products from a Portfolio series to a complete resource for state tax research
needs, culminating in the release of the expanded Premier State Tax Library,
new practice tools and other state tax resources earlier this year.
Paul is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of multistate
taxation."Paul's brilliance as a strategist and litigator, his generosity of
spirit, and his values and basic humanity transformed the field of state
taxation," said University of Connecticut Law Professor Richard Pomp, a
previous recipient of the Latcham Award. "He is an icon that the rest of us
can only dream of being."
In his role as senior counsel at Morrison and Foerster, Paul has represented
taxpayers in major tax controversies in nearly all of the 50 states, including
public record victories with important issues at stake. He is routinely
recommended by Chambers USA in Tax Controversy, is named as a leading lawyer
by Legal 500 US 2013, and is recommended by Best Lawyers In America 2014,
Euromoney's Expert Guides and Super Lawyers 2009.
"Paul has long been and continues to be at the top of our profession –
forcefully, respectfully and successfully advocating for the positions of his
clients in state tax disputes across the country, winning and settling
hundreds of cases in virtually every state," said Hollis L. Hyans, a partner
with Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York. "He does it with great style and
fun, clearly enjoying his clients and the success he brings to their matters.
I am honored to have been his partner for nearly 20 years, and to have learned
from him not only about state tax issues but many important life lessons. No
one deserves this recognition more than Paul, and I wish him continued
Paul has served as National Chairman of Tax Executive Institute's (TEI) State
and Local Steering Committee, Chairman of the Council on State Taxation (COST)
Lawyer's Coordinating Subcommittee and Chairman of the National Foreign Trade
Council's Worldwide Unitary Task Force. He is currently a member of the New
York City Tax Appeals Tribunal Advisory Committee, the NYU Institute's State
and Local Advisory Board, and other state and local tax advisory boards. He
is also co-chair of the NYU State Tax Forum. Earlier in his career, Mr.
Frankel also served as Senior Tax Counsel at W.R. Grace & Co. and a senior
trial attorney for the IRS Regional Counsel's Office.
Earlier recipients of the Latcham Award include Marilyn A. Wethekam, a partner
with Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. in Chicago; University of Connecticut
Professor of Law Richard D. Pomp; Judge Bill Thompson, the Alabama Department
of Revenue's chief administrative law judge; Prentiss Willson, former national
director of Ernst & Young's State and Local Tax Practice and Procedure; Walter
Hellerstein, professor of law at the University of Georgia Law School; James
Buresh, former national partner in charge of sales and use tax practice for
Deloitte and Touche; Jack Cronin, former partner in charge of Deloitte Tax's
Multistate Tax Practice; Jean Walker, retired senior manager with Ernst &
Young; William R. Brown, first executive director of COST; the late Paull
Mines, general counsel with the Multistate Tax Commission; Joanne Garvey,
member of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe in San Francisco; William Peltz,
senior tax counsel for Shell Oil Corp.; Gerald Goldberg, former executive
director of the California Franchise Tax Board; California tax attorney John
Warren; the late educator and author Jerome Hellerstein; and Eugene Corrigan,
first director of the Multistate Tax Commission.
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