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(RIVERWOODS, ILL.) — CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer is a leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com). CCH annually produces hundreds of products related to federal, state and international taxation. More than 250 tax analysts and editors, most of whom are attorneys or accountants, provide professionals with tax information on a daily basis. Analysts available to reporters include:
INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION
MARK LUSCOMBE, JD, LLM, CPA
PRINCIPAL FEDERAL TAX ANALYST
Mark Luscombe, a CPA and attorney, is the principal federal tax analyst for the company and is a key member of the CCH Tax Legislation team tracking and analyzing legislation before Congress. Luscombe is the current chair of the Important Developments Subcommittee of the Partnership Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section and regularly speaks on a wide range of tax topics. In addition, Luscombe co-authors a monthly tax strategies column for the respected professional publication Accounting Today and authors a monthly tax trends column for TAXES magazine. Prior to joining CCH, he was in private practice for almost 20 years with several Chicago-area law firms where he specialized in taxation.
Luscombe offers a thorough understanding and analysis of federal tax, its application and its impact on both the individual and corporate taxpayer.
GEORGE JONES, JD, LLM
SENIOR FEDERAL TAX ANALYST
George Jones has been active in the tax field for over 35 years. As managing editor in CCH’s Washington office, Jones is responsible for legislative information at CCH. In addition, Jones is editor of CCH Federal Tax Weekly; CCH Expert Treatise; Federal Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders; and co-authors a biweekly tax strategies column for the respected professional publication, Accounting Today.
Jones keeps his fingers on the pulse of the IRS, Congress, and the tax and accounting profession.
JOHN W. ROTH, JD, LLM
SENIOR FEDERAL TAX ANALYST
John W. Roth is a senior tax analyst specializing in the day-to-day application of tax law across a wide range of tax topics. He provides practical insight and guidance into how tax laws apply to individuals, corporations and special entities. Roth is a contributing author to CCH’s Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the Tax Research Consultant, the U.S. Master Tax Guide, the Federal Tax Guide, the Practical Tax Expert, the Practical Tax Professional and Business Express Answers. Roth has been a regular presenter of tax update seminars to professional accounting organizations, as well as a presenter in the CCH Audio Seminar series on tax legislation updates. He has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and on National Public Radio. He joined CCH from a national tax service where he was responsible for its premier tax preparation services and trained other employees for the company’s advanced services.
Roth provides an excellent understanding of the practical application of the complex requirements of federal tax laws.
MILDRED CARTER, JD
SENIOR FEDERAL TAX ANALYST
Mildred Carter has extensive background in federal tax analysis andspecific expertise in individual and small business and corporate tax planning issues. As a senior federal tax analyst, she is an important contributor to CCH’s coverage of new Tax Legislation in the Law, Explanation and Analysis books. She also contributes to two of the most popular tax professional references in the country, the CCH Tax Research Consultant and the Standard Federal Tax Reporter and has developed and authored several interactive research aids, which are available online through CCH IntelliConnect.
Concentrating on the impact of federal tax laws, Carter provides in-depth explanations and analysis of tax law provisions.
ESTATES, WILLS AND TRUSTS
BRUNO GRAZIANO, JD, MSA
SENIOR ESTATE AND GIFT TAX ANALYST
Bruno Graziano is an attorney with a master’s degree in accountancy and is a senior analyst for CCH’s Financial and Estate Planning Group. A CCH employee for 26 years, he oversees the editors and analysts responsible for two of the most respected CCH subscription products, Financial and Estate Planning and Estate Planning Review ‒ The Journal. Prior to joining CCH, Graziano was an assistant attorney for an Illinois municipality.
Graziano has a detailed knowledge of gift and estate taxation, wills, trusts and related tax law.
JAMES C. WALSCHLAGER, MA
ESTATE PLANNING ANALYST
Jim Walschlager is an analyst who has been tracking and analyzing state inheritance, estate and gift tax statutory and case law, as well as state regulatory policy on these taxes, for more than 30 years. He is a contributor to a variety of CCH products, including Financial and Estate Planning andthe Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter. In addition, Walschlager has contributed to CCH’s IntelliConnect through the development of several multistate transfer tax Smart Charts, as well as to the Law, Explanation and Analysis books on various federal tax legislation and to the Express Answers book series. Most recently, he has edited the Wealth Manager Library. Walschlager has been interviewed by Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, the New York Times, Bloomberg Business Magazine and the Pittsburgh Tribune for various stories on state estate and inheritance taxes.
Walschlager offers a thorough understanding of state inheritance, estate, generation-skipping and gift taxes.
JOHN LOGAN, JD
SENIOR STATE TAX ANALYST
John Logan is an attorney and senior state tax analyst who has spent more than 25 years tracking and analyzing state tax statutory and case law, as well as state tax regulatory policy. He is a contributor to CCH’s IntelliConnect, which includes CCH’s State Tax Review, a weekly newsletter that reports on tax news at the state level, as well as CCH’s State Tax Reporters, State Tax Guide, Multistate Sales and Use Tax Guide, and the Multistate Corporate Income Tax Guide.
Logan has a thorough understanding of the various state taxes imposed, as well as taxation trends across all states.
CAROL KOKINIS-GRAVES, JD
SENIOR STATE TAX ANALYST
Carol Kokinis-Graves is an attorney and senior state tax analyst who specializes in tracking, analyzing and reporting issues regarding state and local sales and use taxes. She researches and covers current state legislation, court cases, administrative rulings and regulations. Kokinis-Graves has written articles that have appeared in The Journal of State Taxation, State Tax Review and Practitioner Perspectives and she has been a speaker at a number of industry conferences. She has also developed and authored several interactive research aids, which are available online through CCH IntelliConnect. Kokinis-Graves has also authored a continuing professional education course for accountants regarding use of the cost, income and sales-comparison approaches in the valuation of real estate.
Kokinis-Graves possesses a thorough knowledge of state and local sales and use taxes.
SANDY WEINER, JD
STATE TAX ANALYST
Sandy Weiner is an attorney and state tax analyst and has spent over 15 years analyzing state tax legislation, case law, and regulatory developments. She is a contributor to CCH’s IntelliConnect, which includes CCH’s State Tax Review, a weekly newsletter that reports on tax news at the state level, is one of the primary editors of the renowned Guidebook to California Taxes, has participated in the development of numerous tax products providing analysis of various tax trends across states, and has been a presenter at numerous forums for tax professionals.
Weiner offers a detailed understanding of state personal and corporate income taxation and trends across all states.