1 6451 Eastern Range Road Indianapolis, IN (317) TEACHING EXPERIENCE INDIANA UNIVERSITY, KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Indianapolis, IN Present Assistant Professor of Business Law and Taxation Teach Introduction to Federal Income Taxes and State and Local Taxation in the Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation programs. Develop curriculum for potential joint Master of Science in Taxation and Juris Doctor program. Conduct research and publish in the areas of taxable and tax exempt financing, state and local tax incentives, and federal tax policy. WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Harrisburg, PA Associate Professor of Law Taught Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, State and Local Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Business Organizations. Director of summer study abroad program in Sydney, Australia, which included teaching a course in Comparative Corporate Law. Research interests included taxable and tax exempt financing, state and local taxation, and federal tax policy. INDIANA UNIVERSITY, KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Indianapolis, IN Adjunct Professor Course: Federal Taxation I DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW, Washington, D.C Adjunct Professor Courses: Federal Income Taxation of Individuals; Federal Income Taxation of Gifts and Estates PUBLICATIONS Feeling Insecure - A State View of General Obligation Bonds - Mere Promise to Pay or Binding Obligation, 24 Widener L. J. (2014) (forthcoming). Grade Incomplete Examining the SEC s Attempt to Implement Credit Rating and Corporate Governance Reforms of Dodd-Frank, 47 IND. L. REV. 1 (2014) (with Tod Perry). Who s Going to Pick Up the Trash? Using the Build America Bond Program to Help State and Local Governments Cash Deficits, 9 PITT. TAX REV. 171 (Spring 2011). Responding to IRS Audit Notices, National Bar Association Magazine, May/June 1996 (with Shannon King Nash). WORKING PAPERS Was the Deal Worth it? The Dilemma of States with Ineffective Economic Incentives Programs WORK IN PROGRESS Cut - and that's a Wrap the Film Industry s Fleecing of State Tax Incentive Programs Tax-Exempt Bonds Are Here To Stay Why Congress Should Not Eliminate Tax-Exempt Financing for States
2 Page 2 of 6 PRESENTATIONS Invited Panelist, Feeling Insecure - A State View of General Obligation Bonds - Mere Promise to Pay or Binding Obligation, Bankruptcy and Beyond: Solving the Problem of Municipal Financial Distress, Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA (April 14, 2014). Invited Panelist, Cut - and that's a Wrap the Film Industry s Fleecing of State Tax Incentive Programs, Class Crits VI: Leveraging Tomorrow for Today With Debt, Austerity, and Taxes for the Masses, Southwestern School of Law (November 2013) Invited Presenter, E-Commerce: Multi-State Sales Tax Issues, Accounting & Financial Woman s Alliance, Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN (October 2013) Work in Progress Paper Presentation, Tax-Exempt Bonds Are Here To Stay Why Congress Should Not Eliminate Tax-Exempt Financing for States, 2013 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas-Little Rock (April 2013) Work in Progress Paper Presentation, Was the Deal Worth it? The Dilemma of States with Ineffective Economic Incentives Programs, Junior Tax Scholars Workshop, University of Miami, College of Law (May 2013) Work in Progress Paper Presentation, Tax Reform in the Municipal Bond Market Eliminate Inefficient Tax-Exempt Bonds with Taxable Tax Credit Bonds, Junior Tax Scholars Workshop, University of California Hastings, College of Law (June 2012) Invited Panelist, Religious Bodies, 501(c)(3) Related Entities, and Legal Liability, National Bar Association (NBA), Law and Religion Conference, Chicago IL (April 2012) Featured Presenter, Loving v. Virginia: What Have We learned?, Black Law Student Association Black History Month program, Widener University School of Law (February 2011) Invited Panelist, Taxing Internet Sales: The Battle Between States and Retailers, American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Section of Taxation, San Francisco, CA (January 2011) Invited Panelist, Broke? Thoughts on Harrisburg s Fiscal Crisis, Widener University School of Law (October 2010) Work in Progress Paper Presentations, Who s Going to Pick Up the Trash? Using the Build America Bond Program to Help State and Local Governments, Junior Tax Scholars Workshop University of Notre Dame Law School (June 2010); Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law (September 2010) Invited Panelist, Straight Talk on Tax Is it for Me?, the NBA Tax Law Section and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation Diversity Committee, joint program, Washington, D.C. (May 2010)
3 Page 3 of 6 LEGAL EXPERIENCE MARION COUNTY ASSESSOR, Indianapolis, IN Inheritance Tax Manager Supervised and trained inheritance tax staff responsible for reviewing and auditing tax returns and supporting documentation. Interpreted Indiana law pertaining to the imposition of inheritance taxes. Assisted the Marion County Superior Court Probate Division with processing inheritance tax returns. Assisted members of the public in complying with inheritance tax laws. ICE MILLER, Indianapolis, IN Senior Counsel Provided advice on federal tax exemption and federal tax arbitrage compliance for exempt facility bond issuances, qualified mortgage bonds and governmental bond issuances. Reviewed, negotiated and drafted bond documents, including the security and offering documents, as bond counsel in the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds. Provided federal and state tax analysis to various public and private sector clients including the Indianapolis Marion City-County Council and Indiana local township governments in preparation of their annual budgets. Represented clients on legislative and rulemaking matters before local, state and federal officials. Accomplishments: Responsible for discovering and substantiating state of Indiana error in excise tax distribution to the city of Indianapolis, resulting in $13 million additional revenue to the city. Provided tax advice on several hundred million dollar exempt facility bond financing of Indianapolis Airport Midfield Terminal. Advised Indianapolis Marion City-County Council on merger of the Marion County Sherriff s Department and the Indianapolis City Police Department. ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, Indianapolis, IN Domestic Tax Counsel Led tax compliance personnel in resolving state and local tax audits in the areas of sales & use, property, and income taxes. Provided federal income tax audit support including responding to Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) information document requests regarding research and development tax credits and transfer pricing. Represented company s government affairs efforts on state-wide coalition of businesses, associations, civic groups, and state universities to influence the Indiana General Assembly s income and property tax reform legislation in Indiana. Advised company departments on federal and state tax issues involving executive compensation, general payroll issues, nonqualified and qualified benefit plans, and employee fringe benefits. Advised company s private foundations on donations and transactions to comply with federal tax laws and regulations. Accomplishments: Advised and led analysis to support proposed tax restructuring legislation before the Indiana General Assembly which resulted in passage of legislation saving company approximately $30 million a year in property and income taxes. Led transfer of pharmaceutical drug donation program from for-profit affiliate to company s notfor-profit foundation resulting in $4 million in additional charitable donation. Initiated and led application process to obtain property tax abatement for expansion of company plant in northwest Indiana county resulting in $2.5 million in tax savings.
4 Page 4 of 6 KPMG LLP, Washington, D.C Tax Manager Washington National Tax Tax Product Development Rotational - Washington National Tax (1998 to 1999) Instructor at KPMG national training of tax professionals. Led technical review of nationally submitted state and local tax products and ideas from KPMG offices. Managed engagement teams of tax professionals for developing and implementing new tax products for clients. Washington, D.C., State and Local Tax Office ( ) Consulted clients on multi-state income and franchise tax, and sales and transactions tax issues. Managed state and local tax team s largest State Tax Minimization project for the KPMG in the Mid- Atlantic Region. Performed comprehensive sales and transactions reviews of multi-state businesses. Represented and advised clients in state tax refund negotiations including matters involving residency of expatriates. U.S. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division Reviewed, negotiated and drafted transaction documents as lead in-house counsel for the District of Columbia's issuance of general obligation and industrial revenue municipal bonds. Defended the District of Columbia s real property and income tax assessments as lead counsel in litigation. Advised District of Columbia agencies of the enforceability of tax liens and negotiated with taxpayers in delinquent tax workouts. Represented and advised District of Columbia agencies in the filing of proof of claims in bankruptcy matters, and negotiated settlements with debtors. WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON, Baltimore, MD Corporate Attorney Drafted promissory notes, buy-sell, employment and non-competition agreements, and other documents for corporate clients. Represented banks in commercial loan closings and workouts. POLITICAL AND CAPITOL HILL EXPERIENCE OBAMA FOR AMERICA/CAMPAIGN FOR CHANGE (CFC), Indianapolis, IN Summer Fall 2008 Field Organizer Directed strategy for volunteer recruitment, voter outreach, and voter turnout in Indiana. Led initiatives that exceeded all voter persuasion, voter registration, and Get-Out-The-Vote goals set by Indiana CFC for Pike Township. Managed and organized over two hundred volunteers responsible for phone banking, door-to-door canvassing and general voter persuasion MARION COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY Organizational Captain Organized poll workers and led Get Out the Vote efforts in over thirty precincts within Marion County for primary and general elections. Taught poll workers throughout Marion County on the application of the Indiana s Voter ID law and lead legal team in defending voter s right to vote without provisional ballots.
5 Page 5 of 6 JOE KERNAN FOR GOVERNOR 2004 Campaign Assistant Served as a tax policy advisor to gubernatorial campaign drafting position papers on property taxes and tax incentives for businesses. THE HONORABLE SENATOR WILLIAM PROXMIRE (D-WI) 1986 Legislative Assistant Intern Researched and drafted policy papers on tax, banking and education issues for use by the Washington, D.C. office. Participated in senior staff policy decisions. Monitored meetings of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE NORTH MILWAUKEE STATE BANK Director, Board of Directors, 2009 to present AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Chair, Section of Taxation, Subcommittee of State Tax Incentives ( ) Co-chair, Section of Taxation, Committee on Diversity ( ) NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) Tax Law Section, Co-Chair 2005 to 2010 MARION COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (Local NBA affiliate) Vice President, 2009 to 2011 Board member, 2008-present INDIANAPOLIS HOUSING AGENCY, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Appointed by Mayor Bart Peterson Term: June INDIANA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Appointed by late Honorable Frank O Bannon, Governor of Indiana, Term: July 2002 July 2006 INDIANAPOLIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Indianapolis Public School Facilities Strategy Task Force, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW CENTER Board Member, June 2004 INDIANAPOLIS PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, Appointed by Mayor Bart Peterson Treasurer BALTIMORE COUNCIL FOR EQUAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, INC., Board Member GREATER BALTIMORE COMMITTEE,
6 Page 6 of 6 EDUCATION AWARDS GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, Washington, D.C. Master of Laws in Taxation, February 1996 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, Washington, D.C. Juris Doctor, May 1988 Journal of Law and Technology, Business Editor Leadership Pacesetter Award Black Law Student Association HAMPTON UNIVERSITY, Hampton, Virginia Bachelor of Science, Accounting, magna cum laude, May 1985 Accounting Honors Society Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Society National Association of Black Accountants Student Affairs Council Student Leadership Program Concert Choir 2014 Nominee - Schuyler F. Otteson Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Kelley School Of Business The Indiana Lawyer Newspaper Up and Coming Lawyers Section of the Year, Tax Law Section, National Bar Association (Co-Chair of the Tax Law Section) (2002) PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS American Bar Association - Section of Taxation National Bar Association - Tax Law Section American Accounting Association American Taxation Association National Association of Bond Lawyers Marion County Bar Association Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Pi Phi Boulé Fraternity, Inc. BAR MEMBERSHIPS AND ADMISSIONS State of Wisconsin Bar State of Indiana Bar State of Maryland Bar District of Columbia Bar United States Supreme Court United States District Court for Maryland United States District Court for the District of Columbia