Cooley Students Awarded at Michigan State Bar Annual Tax Conference

June 22, 2012 – Cooley Law School recently participated in the State Bar of Michigan's 25th Annual Tax Conference, presented by Taxation Section of the Bar and co-sponsored by Cooley.

Eight Cooley students attended on a scholarship provided by the State Bar.

Two students, Stephen John Baird and Jakob John Wojtkowicz, were chosen by the school's Tax faculty as "Outstanding Tax Students" from Cooley to receive awards at the conference luncheon. Students were selected by Cooley's tax faculty to receive the award from the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section for "excellence in the study of taxation." Baird attends class at Cooley's Ann Arbor campus, while Wojtkowicz attends class at Cooley's Auburn Hills campus.

In addition, Stephanie Teitsma, who earned her J.D. at Cooley in May 2011 and is pursuing her LL.M. in Tax at Cooley, received an award for being published in the Michigan Tax Lawyer during the last year.

The conference, administered by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, provided a day-long look at current tax issues, including development and trends in local, state, and federal tax; the Michigan Corporate Income Tax, master tax planning in connection with troubled real estate, cross-border transactions, unclaimed property rules, employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions, and more. Participants also were able to hear from the National Taxpayer Advocate on how to address the most serious problems faced by taxpayers.

Michael M. Antovski (left), Tax Conference Planning Chair, from Clark Hill, P.L.C., in Birmingham, Mich., presents an Excellence award to Jakob John Wojtkowicz.

Michael M. Antovski (left), Tax Conference Planning Chair, from Clark Hill, P.L.C., in Birmingham, Mich., presents an Excellence award to Jakob John Wojtkowicz.

Michael M. Antovski (left), Tax Conference Planning Chair, from Clark Hill, P.L.C., in Birmingham, Mich., congratulates Cooley LL.M. student Stephanie Teitsma, who received an award for being published in the Michigan Tax Lawyer.

Michael M. Antovski (left), Tax Conference Planning Chair, from Clark Hill, P.L.C., in Birmingham, Mich., congratulates Cooley LL.M. student Stephanie Teitsma, who received an award for being published in the Michigan Tax Lawyer.

Jakob John Wojtkowicz (left), with Cooley Law School Professor Gina Torielli (center), and Desiree Shiffler, president of the Grand Rapids Student Tax Law Society, at the State Bar’s 25th Annual Tax Conference, held this year in Plymouth, Mich.

Jakob John Wojtkowicz (left), with Cooley Law School Professor Gina Torielli (center), and Desiree Shiffler, president of the Grand Rapids Student Tax Law Society, at the State Bar’s 25th Annual Tax Conference, held this year in Plymouth, Mich.


About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 16,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.

 

Highlights

Awards Presented at State Bar's 25th Annual Tax Conference.

Cooley LL.M. Student Stephanie Teitsma Honored for Published Article.

The conference provided a day-long look at current tax issues, including development and trends in local, state, and federal tax.


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