Ca. Tax Lawyer 2017, VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1

The 2016 Benjamin F. Miller Award Acceptance Speech

By Charles Moll

Thank you Marcy for those kind words and thank you all for coming. This is without question the premier tax event in the country. As this year’s recipient of the Benjamin F. Miller Award, I was asked to make a few remarks. Of course, I am merely the warm up band to the true rock star of this lunch, Selvi Stanislaus, Executive Director of the Franchise Tax Board.

I wanted advice for conducting this acceptance speech, and I reached out to Bobbie (well, Mr. Dylan) but I couldn’t track him down. So I thought back to when I was informed about this award. I remember thinking if you just hang around long enough and they run out of others to give the award to, then maybe it’s your turn.

Seriously I thank the State Bar for this award. I am proud to receive it, and it means a lot to me. I am humbled to be on same list with other state tax movers and shakers – Marcy and others, many of whom I have worked with, some of whom are here today.

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