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Taxpayer Advocacy: Addressing Systemic Tensions During Tight Budget Times

October 8, 2010
Sponsored by the Albany Law's Clinic & Justice Center's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, the Government Law Center, and in part by Morrison & Foerster, LLP and Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs, P.C.

Tax commissioners, advocates, academics, and practitioners will explore the current tensions between revenue collection and taxpayer advocacy.

Featured speakers include:

    • Jack Trachtenberg
      Deputy Commissioner and Taxpayer Rights Advocate
      N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance
    • Todd Gilman
      Chief, Taxpayer Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Division
      State of California
    • Jaime Woodward
      Acting Commissioner, New York State Tax Commissioner
    • Leslie Book
      Professor of Law; Director, Graduate Tax Program
      Villanova Law School
    • Nina Olson (Keynote)
      National Taxpayer Advocate
    • Deborah Kearns
      Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
      Albany Law School
    • Flora Hezel
      The Rack Law Firm
      Virginia Beach, Va.
    • Roberta Moseley Nero
      Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster, LLP

For more information, contact Professor Deborah Kearns at 518-445-2328 or