Financial Rescue Plan
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 biweekly 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.
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 U.S. Master Tax Guide, Essentials and the Federal Tax Guide, the Federal Tax Compliance Manual and 1040 Express Answers. He acts as the compilation editor for CCH’s Internal Revenue Positions Reporter. Roth is a presenter in the CCH Audio Seminar series on tax legislation and regularly presents tax updates to professional accounting organizations. 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 and specific
expertise in individual and small business 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.
Concentrating on the impact of federal tax laws, Carter provides in-depth explanations and analysis of tax law provisions.
GEORGE JONES, JD, LLM
SENIOR FEDERAL TAX ANALYST
George Jones has been active in the tax field for over 30 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 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.
JIM HAMILTON, JD, LLM
PRINCIPAL SECURITIES ANALYST
Jim Hamilton has written and spoken extensively on federal securities law and has been cited as an authority by federal courts and by other authors. His analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Manual: A Handbook for the Act and SEC Rules, is considered a definitive explanation and is often used in professional conferences and seminars. Other works by Jim include the popular guidebook Responsibilities of Corporate Officers and Directors under Federal Securities Law, the Guide to Internal Controls, and Informal Corporate Disclosure under Federal Securities Law. In addition, Jim serves as a leading contributor to the industry-standard publication, CCH Federal Securities Law Reporter, as well as related publications SEC Filings Insight, PCAOB Reporter, Derivatives Regulation Law Reporter, Corporate Secretary’s Guide and International Securities Outlook.
Jim is a nationally recognized securities law expert and a prolific blogger on current issues in the securities field. Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation can be found at http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/.
JOHN M. PACHKOWSKI, JD
SENIOR BANKING ANALYST
John M. Pachkowski is an attorney and senior banking analyst who tracks and provides timely analysis of congressional and regulatory developments affecting the banking and thrift industries for CCH Federal Banking Law Reports and Bank Digest. Pachkowski is author of Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy: Compliance and the USA PATRIOT Act; and co-author, CCH Financial Privacy Law Guide, CCH Financial Services Modernization – Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 – Law and Explanation, CCH Federal Privacy Rules for Financial Institutions.
Pachkowski offers insight on a wide range of issues affecting the changing financial services industry
KATALINA M. BIANCO, JD
Katalina M. Bianco is a writer analyst in Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Bianco contributes her editorial expertise to CCH’s Subprime, Mortgage Law and Securitization Update, CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, CCH Mortgage Compliance Guide and Bank Digest. She authored the well-received white papers, The Subprime Lending Crisis: Causes and Effects of the Mortgage Meltdown and Money Laundering and Mortgage Fraud: The Growth of a Merging Industry as well as articles on bank fraud and identity theft. Bianco’s white paper on the subprime mortgage crisis has been used as guidance material by law firms, Continuing Legal Education courses and bank industry groups.
Bianco offers expert insight on a variety of issues affecting the banking industry.