SACRAMENTO—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Prentiss Willson has been recognized with the Benjamin F. Miller Award from the State Bar of California Taxation Section. He will accept his award at a luncheon on November 6 at the California Tax Policy Conference.
The Benjamin F. Miller Award is given annually to recognize an individual for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of state and local taxation.
“We congratulate Prentiss on this prestigious honor,” said Jeffrey A. Friedman, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in Sutherland’s renowned state and local tax (SALT) practice. “He is truly an asset to our SALT team and the SALT community, and we are very pleased to see his accomplishments recognized by other practitioners and leaders in the field.”
With more than 40 years of experience in state and local tax, Mr. Willson is widely recognized as the dean of California taxation, having participated in approximately a dozen state and local tax cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and represented hundreds of taxpayers in disputes in California and across the country.
A frequent speaker and author on state and local taxation, Mr. Willson taught tax courses at Stanford Law School, University of San Francisco Law School and Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation. In 2010, he was recognized with the Joanne Garvey Award for his lifetime service and dedication to the State Bar of California.
Sutherland has been a leading adviser on state and local tax issues for more than 60 years and maintains one of the largest SALT practices in the country. Sutherland SALT serves as national state tax counsel to some of the world’s largest companies, including nearly 30 of the Fortune 100 and numerous other industry-leading businesses, advising clients on state and local tax consulting, planning, compliance, litigation and policy matters. The team works with clients on the full spectrum of issues and tax types, including income, property, sales and use, and telecommunications taxes.
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