Links to awards:
1) Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award
2) Marvin C. Gutter Outstanding Public Service Award


THE FLORIDA BAR TAX SECTION
Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award

Each year the Tax Section selects an individual who has made major contributions to the advancement of the practice of Tax Law and who exemplifies the highest standards of competence and integrity. The Executive Council voted during its 1992 Annual Meeting to change the title of this award to the “Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney Award” to honor the memory of his significant contributions to the Section and to The Florida Bar. Past recipients include:

David Bowers

Awarded 2016-17
David Bowers

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Awarded 2015-16
Robert F. Hudson

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Awarded 2014-15
Mark E. Holcomb

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Awarded 2013-14
William Townsend

Awarded 2012-13
Dennis Calfee

Awarded 2011-12
Louis T.M. Conti

Awarded 2010-11
Richard Comiter

Awarded 2009-10
Richard A. Josepher

Awarded 2008-09
Marvin Gutter

Awarded 2007-08
Jonathan H. Warner

Awarded 2006-07
Robert E. Panoff

Awarded 2005-06
Joel D. Bronstein

Awarded 2004-05
Lauren Young Detzel

Awarded 2003-04
K. Lawrence Gragg

Awarded 2002-03
Edward F. Koren

Awarded 2001-02
J. Bob Humphries
(Deceased)

Awarded 2000-01
Martin Joel Nash

Awarded 1999-00
David Maurice Richardson

Awarded 1998-99
Henry Howard Raattama, Jr.

Awarded 1997-98
Charles Henry Egerton

Awarded 1996-97
Donald Robert Tescher

Awarded 1995-96
Albert C. O’Neill, Jr.

Awarded 1994-95
George W. Ericksen
(Deceased)

Awarded 1993-94
Samuel Charles Ullman

Awarded 1992-93
E. Jackson Boggs

Awarded 1991-92
Gerald T. Hart
(Deceased)

Awarded 1990-91
John D. Armstrong
(Deceased)

Awarded 1989-90
Marshall J. Langer

Awarded 1988-89
Norman H. Lipoff

Awarded 1987-88
Michel G. Emmanuel
(Deceased)

Awarded 1986-87
Stephen T. Dean
(Deceased)

Awarded 1985-86
William O. E. Henry
(Deceased)

Awarded 1984-85
Richard B. Stephens
(Deceased)

Awarded 1983-84
Philip E. Heckerling
(Deceased)

Awarded 1982-83
Sherwin P. Simmons
(Deceased)

Awarded 1981-82
James J. Freeland
(Deceased)



THE FLORIDA BAR TAX SECTION
Marvin C. Gutter Outstanding Public Service Award

The Florida Bar Tax Section recognizes a government employee for Outstanding Public Service each year. This award is presented to a nominee who possesses the following standards for excellence:

1. Demonstrates a positive attitude when dealing with taxpayers and representatives.
2. Communicates well with taxpayer and representatives.
3. Maintains professional decorum and courtesy in dealing with taxpayers and representatives.
4. Participates in continuing Legal Educational Programs sponsored by the Tax Section or related CLE organizations.
5. Resolves matters competently and quickly.
6. Demonstrates personal candor as to the government’s positions in communicating with taxpayers, representatives or opposing counsel.
7. Acknowledges material facts that are favorable to taxpayers.
8. Is willing to consider alternative theories under existing law.
9. Makes requests for only information and documents that are reasonable and relevant to the issued involved.
10. Promotes the practice of tax law through education of taxpayers and representatives regarding substantive and procedural rules of tax law.



Past Recipients of The Marvin C. Gutter
Outstanding Public Service Award

Awarded 2016-17
Paul Fouche,
IRS Office of Appeals

Awarded 2015-16
Marshall Stranburg,
IRS

Awarded 2015-16
Cherene Deem,
IRS

Awarded 2013-14
Andrew Tiktin,
IRS

Awarded 2012-13
Jim Johnson,
Florida Department of Revenue

Awarded 2011-12
Vivian N. Rodriguez,
US Department of the Treasury

Awarded 2010-11
Jeff P. Kielbasa,
Florida Department of Revenue

Awarded 2009-10
Anita Friedlander,
IRS

Awarded 2008-09
Martin E. Basson,
IRS

Awarded 2007-08
Mary Lou Edelstein,
IRS

Awarded 2006-07
Steven Burgess,
IRS

Awarded 2005-06
Mark Stier,
US Department ofJustice Tax Division