1) Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award

Awarded 2017-2018
Mitchell I. Horowitz

2) Marvin C. Gutter Outstanding Public Service Award

 

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

 

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
BobHudson
Awarded 2015-16
Robert F. Hudson
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Awarded 2014-15
Mark E. Holcomb
Townsend
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)
Marvin C. Gutter Outstanding Public Service Award
THE FLORIDA BAR TAX SECTION

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 2017-2018
Michael D. Glass,
Internal Revenue Service

Awarded 2016-17
Paul Fouche,
IRS Office of Appeals

Awarded 2015-16
Marshall Stranburg,
Department of Revenue

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