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January 11, 2010
State Tax Notes Magazine Picks Its All-Decade State Tax Team -- Michael Mazerov Heads List; Others Include William F. Fox, Art Rosen, Kendall Houghton, and Douglas L. Lindholm
FALLS CHURCH, VA — The arrival of 2010 prompts a question: who were the most influential people in the state and local tax world over the last 10 years? State Tax Notes provides the answer in this week’s column by contributing editor David Brunori.

Topping the list is Michael Mazerov, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities who, Brunori says, “has been instrumental in the resurgence of the fight to adopt combined reporting and to make other necessary changes in the corporate income tax,” who “has kept the debate over sales taxation of services alive,” and who “has been a major force behind the raising of personal income taxes.”

Brunori’s other picks for his all-decade team include William F. Fox, Director and Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Business and Economic Research; Art Rosen, partner with McDermott, Will and Emery; Kendall Houghton, partner with Baker & McKenzie; Douglas L. Lindholm, President and Executive Director of the Council on State Taxation; June Summers Haas, partner with Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Billy Hamilton, author of the State Tax Notes column State Tax Merry-Go-Round; and Walter Hellerstein, the University of Georgia’s Francis Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law.

Rounding out Brunori’s list are Nicholas Johnson, Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ State Fiscal Project (and Mazerov’s colleague there); Joan Youngman, Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Richard D. Pomp, the University of Connecticut’s Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law; Paul H. Frankel, partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP; Robert Cline, Ernst & Young’s National Director of State and Local Tax Policy Economics; Harley Duncan, Managing Director of Washington National Tax at KPMG LLLP; and John A. Swain, Associate Professor with the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.

State Tax Notes is a product of Tax Analysts, the nonprofit publisher of other print and online tax publications. Read Brunori’s column.

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