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					 Michigan Women's Tax
 Association
 Newsletter
 September 2008




                                  Michigan Women's Tax Association
                                           P.O. Box 6098
                                    Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6098
                                            1-888-296-8185
                                     www.michiganwomentax.org



Dear Members and Friends,                                                         Featured
                                                                                 Speakers at
                                                                                MWTA Annual
MWTA's Third Annual Conference is fast approaching. Please plan to join us
for this year's luncheon, to be held on October 21, 2008, in Novi,
                                                                                 Conference,
Michigan. In this month's newsletter, you will find more information on the     October 21 in
annual event, as well as details about other upcoming events and
procedures for renewing your MWTA membership.                                       Novi

3rd Annual Conference

                  Our 3rd Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday,
                  October 21 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) at the Novi
                  Sheraton, 2111 Haggerty Road, Novi, Michigan. Lunch will
                  be served. Tickets for the annual conference can be
                  purchased for $40 ($25 for students, $50 for non-
members). Registration can be done online. You can find more details on the
conference below, or you can register here. This year's conference is being
brought to you by Ernst & Young. We are very grateful for its support.
                                                                                 Tax Attorney
                         MWTA Quick Links
                                                                                June Summers
                                                                                    Haas
                  Register for the Annual Conference
                                                                              June Summers Haas, a tax
                            Sponsorship FAQ
                                                                              partner at the law firm
                            Go to our Website                                 Honigman Miller in Lansing,
                                                                              will speak on the Michigan
                               Renew now!                                     Business Tax. Before joining
                                                                              Honigman, Ms. Haas served a
                                                                              three-year term as Michigan's
Upcoming Events                                                               Commissioner of Revenue.
                                                                              She possesses extensive
                                                                                  experience in advising clients
                                                                                  nationwide on multistate tax
Troy Thursday, September 25 (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Networking                   strategies, resolving tax
event at Doeren Mayhew in Troy, Michigan. Wine and cheese will be                 disputes, and litigating state
served. Cost is $20.                                                              tax cases, and is a nationally
                                                                                  recognized expert on nexus
                                                                                  issues. Ms. Haas is a prolific
                                                                                  speaker on tax issues and is
Novi Tuesday, October 21 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) Annual                          also an adjunct professor at
Conference at the Novi Sheraton in Novi, Michigan. Cost: $40 ($25                 Thomas M. Cooley School of
students; $50 non-members).                                                       Law.


                                                                                      Deputy
Grand Rapids On Friday, December 5 (noon-1:30 p.m.), MWTA, law firm               Treasurer, State
Varnum Riddering, and accounting firm Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols &
Carter will co-host a holiday lunch at the Bistro San Chez in Grand Rapids.         of Michigan
Cost is $20 (members), and $30 (non-members).                                     Donna Donovan

Detroit area Friday, December 5 (noon- 1: 30 p.m.) Holiday lunch.
Place to be determined.



Directions to the events, as well as registration informaton, can be located on
our web site. Please click here to register.


News and Moves                                                                    Donna Donovan, Deputy
                                                                                  Treasurer of the State of
                                                                                  Michigan, will provide an
                                                                                  update on MBT and the use of
                                   Donna Frye recently joined Ernst &             tax forms.
                                   Young's International Tax Services,
                                   Transfer Pricing Group in Detroit. Lynn A.
                                   Gandhi joined the Honigman Miller Tax
                                   Appeals Department as a partner of the
                                   firm. Lynn practices closely with partner
                                   June Summers Haas in Honigman's
                                   State and Local Tax Practice Group. Susan
M. Pifer is now with Dow Chemical Company's tax department. For the
second straight year, Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter has been
named one of West Michigan's "101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work
For." The University of Michigan - Flint School of Management will honor
Guardian Industries Corp. with a Corporate Leadership Award, and Plante
& Moran with the Regional Business Award at their Inaugural Business
Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, September 25. Other businesses and
alumni will also be recognized during the Dinner. Varnum Riddering                  Networking
Schmidt & Howlett recently received the 2008 21st Century Innovator
Award from the Michigan Lawyers Weekly and the Women Lawyers                           Expert
Association of Michigan. The award recognizes those firms that offer long-         Denise Roberts
term retention programs encouraging growth, flex time and other work/life
balance programs.                                                                 Denise Roberts, Owner, D.A.
                                                                                  Roberts and Associates, will
                                                                                  be presenting "Networking
                                                                                  Tips." With the humor and
Pictured above are MWTA members at the Wine & Cheese event hosted                 energy that make her a
earlier this year by Virchow Krause in Southfield.                                favorite with audiences,
                                                                                  Denise will share some of
Submissions for News & Moves should be emailed to Communications Chair            her most important tips.
Marjorie Gell. Deadline for the next issue is November 19.

                                                                                       Board of
Meet MWTA's Newest Board Member Marla
                                                                                       Directors
                                                                                Michele L. Halloran
Schwaller Carew                                                                 (President)
                                                                                Michigan State University
                                                                                College of Law

                                                                                Lynn Gandhi (Vice
                         Congratulations to Marla Schwaller Carew,              President)
                         MWTA's newest board member. Marla is a tax             Honigman Miller
                         attorney in Varnum Riddering Schmidt &
                         Howlett''s Novi office where she focuses her           Katherine Castillo
                         practice in federal and state and local tax law,       (Secretary)
                         including tax controversy as well as tax planning,     Guardian Industries Corp.
                         and has experience in corporate, mergers and
                         acquisitions, securities and general business law.     Joan Dindoffer (Treasurer)
                          Marla grew up in Oakland County, Michigan and         Comerica Bank
                         attended the University of Michigan where she
                         obtained her law degree, as well as a B.A. in          Sara Trapp (Assistant
                         Anthropology and M.A. in Chinese Studies. She is       Treasurer)
currently completing a Taxation LL.M. at Wayne State University Law School.     BDO Seidman
Welcome, Marla!
                                                                                Laura Arens
                                                                                Derderian, Kann, Seyferth &
Renew your Membership                                                           Salucci

                                                                                Lynn Brimer
                        In the next few days, current members will
                                                                                Strobl & Sharp
                        receive online renewal notices. Our web site makes
                        renewal a breeze. Please renew now (the cost is $50,
                                                                                Marla Schwaller Carew
                        and $10 for students), and support our growing
                                                                                Varnum Riddering Schmidt
                        organization. As a member, you will get access to our   & Howlett
                        new online directory, discounted fees to our events,
and a copy of our newsletter. Most importantly, membership allows you to be     Peggy Dion
identified as a "who's who" in the Michigan tax world. Please renew now! If     Thomson Tax & Accounting
you haven't yet joined our organization, we would be happy to have you. An
email giving you instructions for online renewal will be sent out soon, or go   Donna R. Frye
to our Renewal Page for more details.                                           Ernst & Young


Calling New Committee Members!                                                  Susan M. Pifer
                                                                                Dow Chemical Company

                                                                                Mary Wade
                                                                                Doeren Mayhew
                      MWTA needs you to get involved! There are currently
                      great opportunities to take leadership roles on the       ***
                      following committees: Membership, Sponsorship,            Marjorie Gell
                      Programs, Finance, Communications, and Mentoring.         (Communications Chair)
                      Committee involvement is a great way to network, to       Thomas M. Cooley Law
                      let others get to know more about your organization,      School
                      and to make a difference. If interested, please the
                      MWTA Board at board@michiganwomentax.org.                 Julie D. Wright (Executive
                                                                                Coordinator)

                                                                                      Quick Links
 On behalf of the MWTA Board of Directors, thank you for your continued
 support. We hope to see you at the Annual Conference on October 21.
                                                                                        Contact us

                                                                                    Go to our Web Site
 Sincerely,




 Michele Halloran

 President
Michigan Women's Tax Association

				
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