BU Law Graduate Tax Program Alumni Newsletter Summer 2008

in this issue:
Director's Message
Faculty Spotlight: Skip Patton
What's New with the GTP
Class Notes
Keep in Touch


Director's Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In our last Graduate Tax Program Newsletter, I mentioned that I was in the process of transitioning out of my present positions at BU Law in order to undertake new responsibilities here. I am now delighted to report that Daniel M. Berman - a distinguished tax lawyer with impressive public sector, private sector and tax teaching experience - has accepted appointment, as of July 1, 2008, as Professor of the Practice of Tax Law and Director of the Graduate Tax Program.

Dan has worked in both the legislative and administrative branches of U.S. government and brings an unparalleled understanding of the formation and substance of tax law and policy. He served as Deputy International Tax Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as Legislative Counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress.

Dan also has extensive experience in the private sector, having practiced as a Partner with Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, LLP, and with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP, both in Washington DC. He has extensive experience in tax planning, tax controversies, tax policy work and negotiating and interpreting tax treaties.

Dan has taught courses in U.S. and international tax law at the International Tax Academy of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam, as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and as an instructor at Harvard Law School's International Tax Program. He is an elected member of the Council of the International Fiscal Association (USA Branch), served as National Reporter for the IFA and led the first Tax Law Delegation to China with People-to-People International. He is a former co-chairman of the worldwide tax practice group of the TerraLex law firm network, and has served on several advisory boards. Dan also speaks and writes on tax topics. He has been published in numerous tax publications including the Tax Management International Journal, International Tax Review, Taxes and other publications.

While Dan's greatest expertise is in international tax, he expects to continue to strengthen the Graduate Tax Program's curriculum in all tax subspecialty areas, including estate planning and domestic business transactions.

Dan received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his A.B, magna cum laude, from Harvard College where he majored in Applied Mathematics and Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was the recipient of the Endicott Peabody Saltonstall Prize, which is awarded by the Deans of Harvard College and Harvard Law School to the most outstanding senior in Harvard College proposing to enter Harvard Law School. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Tax Court.

I am truly honored to be succeeded in this position by Dan. While I like to believe that our Graduate Tax Program has made great strides forward in the past few years, I am confident that Dan - with his extraordinary background in tax policy, practice and teaching - will lead the Program an even higher level of excellence. I hope and trust that all of you who receive this Newsletter - alumni, tax professors and other friends and colleagues - will welcome Dan to his new position.

In my new position as Associate Dean for Special Projects, I expect to be primarily involved with alumni relations and fund raising as well as other special projects. While my telephone number most likely will change, my new office will be close to the Graduate Tax Program suite and my email address - ehaddad@bu.edu - will remain the same. I hope that you will feel free to stay in touch with me in the future.

Best wishes,

Ernest M. Haddad

Ernest M. Haddad
Director, Graduate Tax Program
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Skip Patton Focuses on International Tax

A 1969 graduate of BU Law, Lecturer in Law Brainard (Skip) Patton is an attorney who has spent his career specializing in international taxation. Immediately after his retirement from PwC four years ago, he thought he was retired-retired. Events took over, however, and he has now found a nice balance by compartmentalizing his professional life into tax consulting, the International Fiscal Association, and the BU Law Graduate Tax Program

The post-retirement consulting part developed almost by accident and he finds himself with a portfolio of sophisticated projects for several large corporations and some high-net-worth individuals. This is partly due to a reputation and trust garnered from many years of publishing and speaking on international tax topics, plus teaching at several institutions over the years. In a counter-intuitive way, not being associated with a major firm has opened up opportunities for several reasons: the work requested is done solely by him because he has no one to leverage to, and because he can work collaboratively with any outside counsel preferred by the client. Having lived twelve years in Paris, Brussels, and London, where he also worked as an international tax lawyer, has given him a unique perspective. Finally, his background in accounting allows him to factor the impact of decisions on reported financial results.

Skip devotes a considerable amount of time to the International Fiscal Association (IFA). With 11,000 members worldwide in over 90 countries and national branches in nearly 50 countries, IFA is a leading non-governmental, international organization dealing with tax matters. Comprised of company tax personnel, lawyers, accountants, university professors, and government officials, it provides a unique forum for discussing international tax questions. In February, Skip was elected president of the USA Branch of IFA, the largest national IFA branch, for a two-year term. The Branch website provides additional information.

The remainder of his professional life is devoted to the Graduate Tax Program at BU Law. As a proud BU Law graduate, Skip is dedicated to promoting the school and its programs. He has been a lecturer in law since 1999 and has created several courses for the GTP, including International Business Planning, International Tax III, and Inbound International Taxation. He also collaborated in designing a curriculum of international tax courses with the objective of educating GTP students to the highest level of practical understanding of international tax law. GTP graduates can now apply for positions with the tax departments of major law or accounting firms with the confidence that they have been exposed to every significant aspect of international tax law. It is, however, in the interaction with the GTP students in the two classes that he is currently teaching that Skip takes the greatest pleasure, vicariously enjoying their successes as well as their challenges as they make the transition from student to practicing tax professional. The fact that many of his students are from other countries provides especial interest for him as he well remembers his own transition from a life in the U.S. life to that of an expatriate in Europe.

In his spare time, Skip works diligently on his golf game, skiing, tennis, running, and especially guitar, as he makes a new transition, this time to jazz from the folk music he played in the late sixties at Brandy’s, Your Father’s Mustache, and the various women’s colleges around Boston.  He lives happily in Duxbury with his wife of 38 years.

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What's New with the GTP

Brian Cummings and his three sons showing their Red Sox pride at the LL.M. Commencement Week Red Sox game.   Supachai Sujaritwanichpong and Eduardo Cavazos enjoying the LL.M. Commencement Week Harbor Cruise.
Brian Cummings and his three sons showing their Red Sox pride at the LL.M. Commencement Week Red Sox game.   Supachai Sujaritwanichpong and Eduardo Cavazos enjoying the LL.M. Commencement Week Harbor Cruise

Community Tax Aid of Boston – Each year during tax season, the Graduate Tax Program encourages our students to volunteer with Community Tax Aid of Boston, a non-profit organization that helps elderly and low-income taxpayers with their tax returns.  Four GTP students, Rebekah Montague, Elsa Passer, Serena Baig, and Carrie Helmond generously donated their time and experience this year to this worthy cause.    

Tax Attorney Recruiting Event – On February 29, several Graduate Tax Program students traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual Tax Attorney Recruiting Event (TARE).  TARE is a program run in cooperation with the University of Florida and New York University during which recruiters from law and accounting firms all over the country can interview qualified tax LL.M. students.  Many of our students had upwards of 8 interviews each day, and the connections made in these interviews have greatly helped them in the second semester job search.

Tax Ethics Program – Each year, the GTP holds a tax ethics program in which students have the opportunity to discuss an ethical problem with fellow students and several professors who moderate a panel.  This year’s problem, presented on March 28, focused on an estate planning issue and was moderated by current faculty members Melissa Langa, Jere O’Sullivan and Bob Stewart, former faculty members George Cushing and Ed DiFranceschi, and Richard Murray, who is a Supervisory Attorney at the IRS.  GTP students are required to attend this program, or complete Professor David Casten’s “Standards and Responsibilities in Tax Practice” course before they graduate.

Commencement - On May 18, 2008, the Boston University School of Law held its commencement ceremonies in Agannis Arena. United States Congresswoman and BU Law alumna Niki Tsongas gave the commencement address.

The Graduate Tax Program students who participated in the ceremony were lead by Class Marshall Christopher Bennett. DiAndria Green addressed the thousands of people in the Arena on behalf of all LL.M. graduating students, and Christopher Bird received the Graduate Tax Program Academic Achievement Award.

After the ceremony, graduates were joined by their families and friends at the BU FitRec center for a champagne reception.

Class of 2008

Eliseo Rene Alvarado Villalobos (Mexico)
Maestro en derecho fiscal, Colegio Superior de Ciencias Juridicas
Licenciado en derecho, Universidad autonoma de Guerrero

Ciro Balsamo **
J.D., New England School of Law
B.S., Siena College

Jennifer M. Barta
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.S.B.A., University of Montana

Christopher John Bennett
J.D., Duquesne University
B.A., University of Connecticut

Christopher Thomas Bird
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
B.S., University of Maryland

Albert Ernest Brink
J.D., Roger Williams University
B.S.B.A., Suffolk University

Eduardo Esteban Cavazos
J.D., Boston University
B.A., University of Virginia

Meghan M. Cerretani *
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., College of the Holy Cross

Jean-Louis Albert Cote III
J.D., Charleston School of Law
B.S., Clemson University

Brian Patrick Coughlin
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., College of the Holy Cross

Adebowale Orimolu Eboda (Nigeria) **
LL.B., Obafemi Awolowo University

Diana C. Espanola *
J.D., Boston College
B.A., Amherst College

Christopher M. Falzone
J.D., Suffolk University
B.S., University of New Hampshire

Linda Kelliher Fisher
J.D., Catholic University of America
A.B., Wheaton College

Benjamin Flament (France)
License en droit, Universite Pantheon-Assas Paris II

Patrick F. Gallagher
J.D., Suffolk University
B.S., York College

Steven H. Goldman
J.D., Boston University
B.S., Boston College

DiAndria Janee Green
J.D., Texas Southern University
B.S., Florida A&M University

John Griffin *
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., College of the Holy Cross

Dodd S. Griffith
J.D., Vanderbilt University
A.B., Dartmouth College

Melissa Lynn Halbig
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., Syracuse University

Eric Alan Haviland
J.D., University of San Diego
B.A., Connecticut College

Alex Hsu
LL.B., National Chengchi University
B.A., City University of New York at Queens College

Jason Jay Johnson
J.D., New England School of Law
B.A., Michigan State University

Lindsay Michelle Jordan
J.D., New England School of Law
B.A., University of Colorado

David Hyman Kaplan **
J.D., University of Michigan
B.A., Claremont McKenna College

Derek W. Kelley
J.D., Boston University
B.A., Tufts University

Corey Louis Kessler
J.D., Seattle University
B.A., Colby College

Shane J. Kiggen
J.D., Boston University
B.A., Vanderbilt University

Daniel Josef Kleid
J.D., Lewis and Clark College
B.A., University of Washington

Bryan Michael Krol
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
B.S., University of Phoenix

Anna A. Kuznetsova
J.D., Northeastern University
B.A., Boston College

Eric Kelsey Lemaster
J.D., Georgetown University
B.A., Boston University

Charles P. Maniace *
J.D., Boston University
B.A., Bentley College

Adrian Anselmo Martinez
J.D., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Texas, El Paso

Colleen A. Mathews
J.D., University of Maine
A.B., Bowdoin College

Ruth Alane Mattson
J.D., Temple University
B.A., Depauw University

Nicolaus Frederick McBee
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law
B.A., California State University, Fresno

Elizabeth A. Mullen
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., University of Richmond

Paul Kenneth Mutch
J.D., New England School of Law
B.A., Salem State College

Christopher Paul O'Donnell
J.D., Villanova University
B.A., Hamilton College

John Chulsoo Paek
J.D., Georgetown University
B.A., Georgia State University

Dino John Papagiannis
LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law, Boston University
J.D., Massachusetts School of Law
B.S.B.A., Northeastern University

Luciana Rodrigues da Motta Pires (Brazil)
LL.M. in Corporate Law, IBMEC Sao Paulo Business School
LL.B., Universidad Presbiteriana Mackenzie

Rita Michelle Popot
J.D., Western New England College
B.A., Marist College

Neha Prabhakar (India)
LL.B., Maharshi Dayanand University

Carolyn Puzella
J.D., University of San Diego
B.S., University of Rochester

Rachel Lynn Reichard
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., Columbia University

Pablo Jose Maria Revilla (Argentina)
Abogado, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Annette Lynn Sawicki
J.D., Syracuse University
B.A., Boston University

Scott Edward Sebastian
J.D., Northeastern University
B.A., Franklin & Marshall

William M. Sheridan
J.D., Massachusetts College of Law
B.S., Bridgewater State College

Ena Sungyun Suh
J.D., Boston University
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Supachai Sujaritwanichpong (Thailand)
LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law, Boston University
LL.B., Thammasat University

Scott M. Susko **
J.D., Albany Law School
B.A., Siena College

Jennifer Lee Tansey
J.D., New England School of Law
B.A., University of New Hampshire

Inna Volfson
J.D., Boston University
B.A., Dartmouth College

Jason A. Webber **
J.D., Suffolk University
B.A., Tufts University

Benjamin M. Willis
J.D., New England School of Law
B.A., University of Rhode Island

* Indicates January 2007 graduate
**Degree conferred upon completion of requirements

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Class Notes


Ted Ahlgren is working at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Zurich, Switzerland. Ryan Andrews is practicing at Salter, McGowan, Sylvia, and Leonard in Providence, RI.  Jeffrey Aronis works in New York City at InterActive Corp.  Debbie Bae is working in Merced, CA in Berliner Cohen’s estate planning section.  Janet Barbookles is working at Nova Ventures in Woburn, MA.  Christopher Beck is an associate at M. Robinson & Company in Boston, where he works with fellow GTP classmate Morenike Adams.  Cory Bilodeau works for LaPlante & Sowa, Ltd. in Providence, RI.  Colleen Carson returned to her native Florida and is working for Baskin Fleece in Clearwater.  Maya Chose is working in the M&A department at Deloitte & Touche in New York City.  Kathryn Clymer-Knapp is also in New York City at Ernst & Young.  Michael Connors is employed at the Law Offices of Robert E. Connors, Jr in Waltham, MA.  Melissa Conover is working at Mellon Financial in Boston.  Brenda Doherty is employed with Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy in Springfield, MA, where she specializes in corporate law, estate planning, and taxation.   Deborah Dong recently left a Boston estate planning boutique in order to start her own practice in Boston. She is also Co-President at the Chinese Historical Society of New England, Inc. Sean Finn works in the M&A section at KPMG in Boston.  Erica Galpern is working at BDO Siedman in Boston.  Kyle Geiselman works at KPMG in Boston.  Ernst Guerrier works at Guerrier & Associates, P.C. in Dorchester, MA.  You can read a profile of Ernst and his firm in the Dorchester Reporter here. Jessica Harris is an associate at Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle in Redwood City, CA where she focuses on probate, taxation, and general civil practice.  Maryjo Hart is employed with Bowditch & Dewey in Boston.  Millie Heatwole works at Goodwin Procter in Boston.  Lawrence Hunt is an associate at Partridge, Snow & Hunt in Providence, RI.  Donna Killmon is an associate in the corporate practice section at Ropes & Gray in Boston.  Carolyn Kim is working at Ernst & Young in New York City.  Soojin Kim is practicing at Ernst & Young in Boston.  Sarah Lashua is practicing at Vitale Caturano in Boston.  Seungah Lee is working in the M&A division at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in New York City.  Verne McGough is an associate at Merline & Meacham, P.A. in Greenville, SC. Rebecca Miller-Larson is employed at Fidelity in Boston.  Stephen Mooney has his own practice in Danvers, MA.  Jonathan Oliver works at Bank of America.  Amudha Poola specializes in mergers and acquisitions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City.  Nicholas Romanos is an associate at Edwards, Angell, Palmer and Dodge in Boston, where he focuses his practice on federal and state income taxation of corporate, flow-through, tax-exempt, and individual clients, with an emphasis on partnership taxation and the development and syndication of affordable housing projects using the low-income housing tax credit.  Shirley Sagol is focusing on international tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City.  David Segraves is working for the Judge Advocate General in the United States Marine Corps.  Andrew Shact is Vice President and Tax Counsel at Haemonetics in Braintree, MA.  Lauren Shapiro is employed at BNA in Washington, DC.  Dhara Sharma is employed at ADP Taxware, along with current student Carolina Boechat-Lopes, in Wakefield, MA.  Camila Silva is specializing in international tax at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City.  David Skinner just finished a year clerking at the US Tax Court for Judge Peter Panuthos (’74).  Colin Smith is an associate at The Sieving Law Firm APC in Sacramento, CA.  Jessica Sokol has her own practice in New York City.  Melissa Sydney is an associate at Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer LLP in New York City, where she works with fellow GTP alums Kenneth Vacovec (’76), Maureen Mayotte (’81), Kenneth Light (’90), Tonya James (’96), Arthur Kerr II (’97) and Les Hoiberg (’04). Jennifer Taddeo is an associate at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon P.C. in Franklin, MA where she focuses on estate planning and probate administration.  Matt Vaccarelli has his own practice in Middlebury, CT.  Naaman Weiss works at Ernst & Young in New York City.  Kathryn Windsor is an associate at Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Peirce in Providence, RI.  Bridgett Wines works in the tax group at Ernst & Young in New York City.  Yusuke Yamada is also employed at Ernst & Young in New York City.   


Maryam P. Assad has joined the Houston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Gregg P. Benson recently moved to Nevada where he joined the Las Vegas office of Hale, Lane, Peek, Denison & Howard. Curtis J. McGiveney is Legal Counsel at Fidelity Management and Research, LLC in Boston. Cynthia A. Rothaupt works at the Stamford, CT office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Courtney J. Tate is an Associate Attorney at Shockey & Associates, Inc in Baton Rouge, LA.   Aaron R. Tillmann is a Compliance Consultant for National Benefit Services in Salt Lake City.    Vivian Z. Wexler is the Assistant Director for J.D. Advising at Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services in Cambridge.   Elise S. Wald is an Associate at Ford, LLP in Boston.   Karen P. Whitter is working at the Stamford, CT office of Ernst & Young LLP.


Ladidas Lumpkins is a Manager in the Boston office of Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Corain E. McGinn works as a legal consultant in the Boston office of Goodwin Procter, LLP.   Jennifer D. Piasecki joined the Houston office of Deloitte & Touche. She was recently married and purchased her first home.   Gary C. Voccio works at United Technology Corp. in Farmington, CT.   Garret M. Winslow is an Associate in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, PC.


Shannon Berryman has left the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and joined the New York City office of Alvarez & Marsal, LLC, a tax advisory firm. Ivan Bui Khoi Hung has moved from the Paris office of Allen & Overy, LLP to Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, a Paris based firm which specializes in mergers and acquisitions. Lou D. Demato is an Associate at the Mclane Law Firm in Manchester, NH. Natalie K. Hoppel is practicing law in Boston. Soohyun Jun has recently joined Balestriere Lanza PLLC in New York City. Ki-Young Kim is a Professor at Myongji University in Seoul, Korea. Diana A. Melnyk is an International Tax Consultant in the San Diego office of KPMG LLP. Mary R. Mix works as a Manager of Regulatory Affairs at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Brookline, MA. Jason A. Pollack is a Tax Consultant in the Chicago office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP.   James B. Schomburg is a consultant for the Retirement Resource Group of Pacific Life in Newport Beach, CA.   Leanna E. Scott is a Senior Consultant in the Chicago office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP.   Murugha Sundararajan works in the Boston office of Ernst & Young, LLP.   Kristen L. Sweat is an Associate Attorney at Gelt & Grassgreen, PC in Denver.   Huey-Mien Tan has moved from the Copenhagen office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and is now a senior Tax Consultant in the London office of Ernst & Young, LLP.   Christine M. Windler is an Attorney at the Howie Law Office, PLLC in Salem, NH.   Mark W. Worthington is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western New England College in Springfield, MA.


Jennifer M. Bott is a Shareholder of Long & Bott, PC in Sudbury, MA. Michael S. Brandner works for Oreck, Bradley, Crighton, Adams & Chase in New Orleans, LA. Frederico S. Carvalho is a Senior Manager in the San Paulo branch of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Raul R. Escatel works for the California Franchise Tax Board in Rancho Cordova, CA. Virginia A. Greiman is the Chief Legal Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in Boston. Bunker L. Highmark is an Associate at Gilmore, Rees, Carlson & Cataldo, PC in Wellesley Hills, MA, where he concentrates his practice in trust and estate law. Kimberly A. Hogan works for Haddleton & Associates, PC in Hyannis, MA. Richard C. Martin is the Vice President of Advanced Marketing for Phoenix Life Insurance Company in Hartford, CT. Byron L. McMasters is an Associate Attorney in the Providence, RI office of Duffy, Sweeney & Scott, LTD. Bradley J. Migdal is a Tax Consultant in the Chicago office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Sumit Mitra is a Senior Associate in the New York City Office of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC. He recently became the father of twin boys. Laura F. Riccio is an Associate Attorney in Fedele & Murray, PC in Norwood, MA. Jay M. Rosen is an Associate at Carlton Fields, P.A. in Miami. Benjamin R. Shreck is an Associate in the Washington D.C. office of King & Spalding, LLP. Tracy E. Vitols is a Partner at the Boston office of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP.


Laura A. Brown has her own practice in Rockland, MA.   Itai Ran is an Associate in the New York City office of Shearman & Sterling, LLP.   Felice N. Gray-Kemp has received another promotion within the United Technologies Corporation organization. She is now Counsel to IAE International Aero Engines AG, a Pratt & Whitney joint venture with three other leading international aeronautical manufacturers.   Ferdinand W. Ten Kate is a Senior Financial Analyst in the Amsterdam office of Archstone-Smith.   Michael J. Welch works at Welch & Associates, LLC in Suffield, CT.   Christine B. Worthen is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Tax Department at Eaton Peabody in Bangor, ME.   Dawn Young is a Partner in the firm of Young & Young, LLC in Wilmette, IL.


Pamela B. Fleming is an Associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester, LLP.   John Maynard is Vice President and Counsel for John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in Boston.   Michelle L. Prettie works for Sage Software Healthcare, Inc. in Tampa, FL.  Mary E. Rinaldi is an Associate in the Washington D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.   Bradley M. Van Buren is an Associate for the Boston office of Holland & Knight, LLP.


Laura A. D’Anca is an Associate in the Boston Office of Bingham McCutchen, LLP. Deborah K. Gregory and Garret D. Gregory both work for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Large and Mid-size Business Division, in Dallas, TX. They have been married for nine years and have two boys (five-years-old and nineteen-months-old). Andrew D. Rothstein is an associate for the Boston office of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Saleem A. Shareef is an author and editor in the New York City office of The Thomson Reuters Corporation. James W. Stanley is a Senior Manager at KPMG, LLP in Mountain View, CA. Edward Vinhateiro works for Sayer, Regan, Thayer & Flanagan, LLP in Newport, RI. Beth E. Warach is an Associate at Eckel, Morgan & O’Connor in Acton, MA, working in the areas of estate administration, estate planning and tax preparation.


Peter A. Campia runs his own practice in Osterville, MA.   Joshua S. England is an Associate at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston.   Amiel Z. Weinstock is an Associate in the Boston office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP.   Vincent A. Wenners practices law in Manchester, NH.   Laura K. Zeigler is an Associate in the Los Angeles office of Katten, Munchin & Rosenman, LLP.


Amy M. Boyd is a Senior Manager in the Chicago office of Ernst & Young, LLP.   John N. Compton is a Partner in Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, PA in Sarasota, FL.   Otto K. Zoll is Of Counsel in his wife’s Saugus, MA law firm, the Law Offices of Jennifer L. Manning Zoll in Saugus, MA, and is a Consultant for the Marlborough, MA office of Fidelity Investments where he specializes in advising clients on retirement issues. He and his wife have a five-year-old daughter named Caroline.


Lewis J. Cohn is a Partner at Cohn & Dussi, LLC in Burlington, MA.   Karen A. DiNuzzo is the Director of State and Local Tax for Staples, Inc. in Framingham, MA. David G. Martin is an Associate at Smith Moore, LLP in Wilmington, NC.    Ramon A. Rivera is the International Finance Manager at Lojack International Corporation in Westwood, MA.    Andrea E. Sanft works in the New York City office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP.   Cornelia R. Tenney is an Associate at Hemenway & Barnes in Boston.


Edward C. Conroy runs the Law Offices of Edward C. Conroy, P.C. in Plymouth, MA.   Amalie L. Tuffin works for Hutchinson Law Group, PLLC in Raleigh.   Donna M. White is a Partner in the Boston office of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky &Tye, LLP.


Barbara E. Hunt works at the Boston office of KPMG, LLP, where she specializes in exempt organization tax issues.   Thomas M.  Kinzler is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston.   Robert H. Ryan is an Associate at Bove & Langa, P.C in Boston.


Barry P. Wilensky is an Attorney for Friedler & Zuroff in Newton, MA.   Mark F. Williams is Vice President and Senior Counsel at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance in Springfield, MA.


Frank B. Haddleton is a Member of Haddleton & Associates, P.C. in Hyannis, MA.   Deborah P. Quinan is a Director of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston.   Stephen Soleymani is a Partner at Morrison, Cohen, Singer & Weinstein, LLP in Boston.   James J. Theisen is an Assistant General Counsel for Union Pacific in Omaha, NE.   Donna M. Turley works for Glickman & Turley, LLP in Boston.   Michael W. Weinrauch is the Corporate Tax Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Waltham, MA.


Steven P. Eichel is a Partner at Choate, Hallin & Stewart, LLP in Boston.   Anu R. Mullilkin is an Attorney at Devine, Millimet, Stahl & Branch in Manchester, NH.   David L. Rihtarchik recently passed the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Exam and is a Senior Trust Advisor at Wachovia Bank in Greenville, SC. Jared W. Stansfield owns his own law practice in Manchester, MA.


George C. Constant has his own practice in Lexington, MA.   Michele J. Feinstein is a Shareholder of Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin P.C. in Springfield, MA.   Gregory P. Shannon works at Miller Thomson, LLP in Calgary, Canada.   Ronald H. Surabian works for the Elder Law Center in Saugus, MA.   Carol E. Tully is the Director of Commercial Tax Services at Wolf & Company in Boston. Allen D. Webster is a Shareholder and the Director of Lisman, Webster & Leckerling, P.C. in Burlington, VT.


Linda S. Asher works for Ciota, Starr & Vander Linden and lives in Needham, MA.    Jeffery A. Cohen has his own practice in Braintree, MA.   N. Neil Connolly is a Partner at Connolly & Connolly in Lexington, MA.   Anna M. Corti is an Associate at Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein in Newton, MA.   Eric L. Stein is an Attorney for Ryan & Company in Austin, TX.


David L. Schick is a Shareholder of Gray Robinson, PA in Orlando, FL.   Nelson A. Toner is a Partner in the Portland, ME office of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson.   Stephen Ziobrowski is a Partner in the Boston office of Day Pitney, LLP.


Edward L. Corbosiero is the Corporate Tax Director at iBasis, Inc. in Burlington, MA.   Amy R. Goldstein works at Stein, Volinsky & Callaghan, P.A. and lives in Concord, NH.   Otto S. Shill is a Shareholder of Jackson White, P.C. in Mesa, AZ.   John F. Shoro is a Partner at Bowditch & Dewey in Worcester, MA.   Donald C. Story is of Counsel at Phillips, McFall, McCaffrey, McVay & Murrah in Oklahoma City, OK.   William B. Watson is a Partner at Watson, McMillin & Harrison, LLP in Monroe, LA.


Laurie J. Bejoian is an Overseer at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.   Dana S. Cohen is an Attorney at Cohen Law Offices in North Andover, MA.   Paul G. Salamone works in the Irving, TX office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.   Odile Sennes-Courjon works as a Tax Lawyer for the Neuilly/Seine, France office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP.   Wayne E. Smith is a Tax Director at the Boston office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP.


Alden J. Bianchi is a Partner in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo.   Christopher T.  Corsones is the Managing Partner of Corsones & Corsones in Rutland, VT.   Paul V. Nelms works in Guynabo, Puerto Rico.   George W.  Tetler is a Partner at Bowditch & Dewey in Worcester, MA.   Elzbieta K. Welz is an Associate Vice President and Senior Counsel of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance in Boston.


Harold W. Pskowski is an Editor at BNA Tax Management in Arlington, VA.   Robert N. Saffelle is a Partner at LeClair Ryan, PC in Richmond, VA.   Robert Shelmerdine is General Counsel for Intoccia Construction Company, Inc. in Foxborough, MA.   Mark S. Smith is an Attorney Advisor for the United States Treasury Department in Washington D.C.   Lenard B. Zide is an Attorney at Butters Brazilian, LLP in Boston.


Peter B. Cohen is a Partner at Feldman, Weinstein & Smith in New York City. Michael Schaff is an Attorney at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer in Woodbridge, NJ. Heidi L. Shear is the Vice President and Managing Counsel of LSB Industries, Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK. Kenneth Simon is the Vice President of Worldwide Taxation at Herbalife Ltd. in Los Angeles. David R. Sullivan is a Partner at Nutter, McClennan & Fish in Boston. Peter C. Toland has retired from the United States Department of Health and Human Services after 36 years and is now a Medicare Consultant for the Center for Healthcare Financing in Charlestown, MA. Carol Wessling is a Partner at Wessling & Beekman in West Medford, MA. J. B. Westgate is an Attorney at Winer & Bennett in Nashua, NH. His daughter is currently attending Boston University School of Law.


Patricia M. Annino is a Partner at Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye, LLP in Boston.   Bernadette T. Beekman is a Project Manager at Yorkson Legal, Inc in New York City.   Jerri B. Blaney practices law in West Palm Beach, FL.   Joanna Connolly is the Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   Michael Sentance is a Representative for the U.S. Department of Education in Boston.   Donna R. Skaats has her own practice in Norwich, CT.   Iven R. Taub is an Attorney for Kahn & Waxman, PA in New York City.   Mary D. White is an Associate Justice for the Lynn District Court in Lynn, MA.


Charles B. Corces is the owner of Charles Corces & Associates in Tampa, FL.    Dan D. Corkery works for UBS Security, LLC in New York City.   Paul Roman is a Partner at Hodgson Russ, LLP in Boca Raton, FL.   Donald L. Silverman works for Margaux Development Co. in Dallas, TX.   Jamie F. Stone is a Shareholder of Heyman, Suissa & Stone, PC in Rockville, MD.   Richard R. Stutsman owns the Stutsman Law Firm in Tulsa, OK.   Samuel Wiener is a Partner at Cole, Schotz & Berstein in Hackensack, NJ.


Jeffery J. Zellers is a Director and Shareholder of Ransmeier & Spellman, PC in Concord, NH.


Theodora S. Convisser is retired and lives in Belmont, MA.   Edward G. Coss is Vice President and General Counsel of Tarsadia Hotels in Newport Beach, CA.   Michael M. Israel is a member of Norman Dowler, LLP in Ventura, CA.  Irene B. Schall is a Partner of Stanford & Schall in New Bedford, MA.   Robert W. Scharar is the President of FCA Corp. in Houston, TX.   Scott N. Tisevich runs his own practice in Reno, NV.   Jeffery M. Verdon runs his own practice in Irvine, CA.


Leslie G. Black is retired and lives in Vershire, VT.   Alan S. Goldberg practices law in McClean, VA.   James F. Ivers is a Professor of Taxation at the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.   Kenneth R. Luttinger works for Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC in Pittsburgh, PA.   George W. Paull is retired and is living in Wellston, OK.   Sheldon N. Weinberg works in the New York City office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP.   Stuart J. Yasgoor is the President of the Law Offices of Stuart J. Yasgoor in La Jolla, CA.


Marshall A. Gallop is an Attorney for Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, PA in Rocky Mount, NC. Stuart R. Schroeder is an Attorney for the Schroeder Group, SC in Waukesha, WI. Marvin S. Silver is a Partner of Seder & Chandler, LLP in Worcester, MA.   Michael A. Taicher is an Attorney in Stoughton, MA.


Kenneth J. Vacovec is the Founding Partner of Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP, a tax boutique, in Newton, MA, where seven of the twelve attorneys in the firm are alumni of the Graduate Tax Program.   Robert P. Yeaton is a Partner at Regnante, Herio & Osborne, LLP in Wakefield, MA.


Roger M. Ritt continues to serve as a Senior Partner in the Boston office of WilmerHale.   James F. Whipple is retired and living in Boston.


Grafton J. Corbett works for Tillotson Corp. in Lexington, MA.   William H. McCarter runs his own practice in Winchester, MA.   William L. Richards is an Attorney in Mount Dora, FL.   Ralph J. Rivkind is a Director of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster in Boston.   Michael W. Wool is a Senior Partner at Langrock, Sperry & Wool in Burlington, VT.


James M. Hurley practices Estate, Probate, and Tax law in Bedford, MA.


Stanley H. Cooper runs his own Law Office in Brighton, MA.   Normand F. Smith is a Partner of Burns & Levinson, LLP in Boston.


Morris N. Robinson is the Managing Director of Morris N. Robinson & Co, P.C. in Boston.


Robert S. Walker is the Managing Partner of Rubin & Rudman, LLP in Boston.   James E. Wallace is a Partner of Bowditch & Dewey in Worcester, MA.


Henry W. Winkleman, Tax Manager at American Biltrite, Inc. in Wellesley Hills, M, heads the Committee of the Tax Executives Institute which provides scholarship assistance to graduate tax program students.    Frank Wolpe is the Founding Director of the Graduate Tax Program at Bentely College and a Practicing Attorney in Waltham, MA.   Kimon S. Zachos is a Partner at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green in Manchester, NH.


Edward D. Tarlow is a member of Tarlow, Breed, Hart, Murphy & Rodgers, PC in Boston.


Norman J. Wachtel has recently retired and is living in New York City.   Alan I. Weinberg is a member of the faculty of Duke University School of Law, serving as the Director of Duke Law’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.   James J. Workland is an Attorney at Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC in Spokane, WA.


Peter J. Picotte II is a Partner at Dilworth Paxson, LLP in Philadelphia, PA.   Stanley I. Strouch is a Partner at Creative Insurance Planning in Southport, CT.


Phillips S. Davis is a Partner at Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple in Worcester, MA.


Roger M. Thomas is retired and is living in Weston, MA.


Joel G. Cohen is self-employed and lives in Salem, MA.   Alan B. Fodeman runs a practice in Fairfield, CT.


Frederick J. Conroy works for Belesi & Conroy, P.C. in Lexington, MA.


Eliot K. Cohen is Counsel at Rosenberg, Freedman & Goldstein in Newtonville, MA.

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