Charles Moll Honored With the 2016 Benjamin F. Miller Award
The Taxation Section of the California State Bar is pleased to have presented the Benjamin F. Miller Award to Charles Moll, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, San Francisco. Charles was presented with the distinguished state and local tax law award at the Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference held on October 26 – 28, 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego.
The Benjamin F. Miller Award is presented annually by the Taxation Section to a recipient who is recognized as having outstanding achievement and contribution in the field of state and local tax law. The recipient, who is selected by the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section, may be engaged in private practice, teaching, or government service in California. With respect to this award, the official statement of the Taxation Section reads:
Charles Moll is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Tax Department who leads the firm’s nationwide state and local tax practice. Mr. Moll’s practice primarily involves the resolution of tax controversies. He regularly appears before various California tax authorities, such as the State Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board, and local authorities such as assessors and assessment appeals boards, on a wide variety of taxes. He has litigated at all levels of California’s courts, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Moll’s practice includes tax matters in other states, as well as federal tax controversies, including representation of clients in federal courts and at appellate hearings before the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Moll served as chair of the Tax Section of the California Bar from 2003 to 2004. He founded and is past chair of the Environmental Taxes Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys, and is an editor and California author for the ABA Property Tax Desk book, and an editor and author for Lexis-Nexis online State Tax Practice Insights. Mr. Moll assisted in writing the State Board of Equalization’s Assessment Appeals Manual and the Assessor’s Handbooks 502 "Advanced Appraisal" and 504 "Assessment of Personal Property and Fixtures.
Charles Moll accepting the Benjamin F. Miller Award from Roburt Waldow and Marcy Jo Mandel