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Tax Controversy Forum-Chair and Committees

2017 Co-Chairs

Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq.
Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY

David A. Lifson, CPA
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, New York, NY

2017 Planning Committee

The Tax Controversy Forum Planning Committee is composed of renowned practitioners whose expertise spans a broad range of issues relating to tax auditing and tax litigation at all levels.

Chair
Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.
Of Counsel, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP; Senior Consultant, Citrin Cooperman, New York, NY

Howard J. Berman, Esq.

Director, Tax Controversy Services, Deloitte Tax LLP, New York, NY

Megan L. Brackney, Esq.

Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY

Stephen M. Brecher, CPA, JD, MBA, LLM, CIRA

Senior Advisor, Mazars USA LLP, New York, NY

Sandra R. Brown, Esq.

Acting United States Attorney, The United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA

N. Jerold Cohen, Esq.

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Atlanta, GA

Michael J. Desmond, Esq.

The Law Offices of Michael J. Desmond, APC, Santa Barbara, CA

Eli J. Dicker, Esq.

Executive Director, Tax Executives Institute, Washington, DC

John Gamino, CPA, Esq.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

Noelle T. Geiger, Esq.

Director and Principal of Tax Controversy Services, Grassi & Co., Jericho, NY

Gersham Goldstein, Esq.

Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR

Claudia Hill, EA, MBA

President, TaxMam, Cupertino, CA

Kathryn Keneally, Esq.

Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US), New York, NY

Robert E. McKenzie, Esq.

Partner, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago, IL

Charles J. (Chad) Muller, III, Esq.

Shareholder, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, San Antonio, TX

Pamela F. Olson

US Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, DC

Kathleen M. Pakenham, Esq.

Partner, Cooley LLP, New York, NY

Leon M. Reimer, CPA

Partner, Citrin Cooperman, New York, NY

Martin A. Schainbaum, Esq.

Principal, Martin A. Schainbaum, PLC, San Francisco, CA

Robert E. Spierer, CPA, MBA

Partner, Perelson Weiner LLP, New York, NY