TAX|FIN Welcomes Esteemed Tax Lawyer Maxine Aaronson to Speak at Harvard Law School About Mediation at the IRS

The Harvard Tax Law and Financial Regulation Students Organization (TAX|FIN) is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a free lunch talk with Maxine Aaronson at noon on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at Harvard Law School.  Maxine Aaronson has practiced tax law in Dallas, Texas for over 35 years, and added mediation to her skill set in 1996. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Tax Counsel and is a past chair of the Tax Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution. She is a sought after speaker on subjects relating to business, tax, and estate planning across the nation.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Harvard Law School where I received my negotiation and mediation training,” said Maxine Aaronson.  “It is a privilege to be able to share my experiences using ADR techniques at the Internal Revenue Service with the HLS community. Although often viewed as intractable and behind the times, the IRS actually has some very cutting edge programs. They are one of the few federal agencies that actively use mediation and alternative dispute resolution techniques with their customer base.”

This lunch talk at Harvard Law School will be held in Wasserstein Hall at noon on September 29th. The event is open to the public.

“We are excited for Ms. Aaronson’s lunch talk at Harvard Law School,” said Monica Kwok, Director of Communication of TAX|FIN. “Her dual perspective as a practicing tax lawyer and also as a mediator will be helpful in informing the way we think strategically about using Mediation and Fast Track Settlement in tax cases.”

About Maxine Aaronson

Maxine Aaronson’s practice is focused on providing tax advice and tax related legal services to businesses, their owners and executives. Since 1980, Ms. Aaronson has specialized in coordinating the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code with business law and with the personal goals of her clients. Maxine is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, having been awarded a certificate of Special Competence in Tax Law in 1986.

Ms. Aaronson’s skills have long been recognized by her peers. Ms. Aaronson is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given for legal ability and ethical standards in the peer review process. She is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an honor given to leading members of the bar who have made a significant contribution to the understanding and improvement of our tax system, and currently serves on the governing Board of Regents of that organization as the 5th Circuit Regent.  She is also a member of the Wolters Kluwer Legal Tax Advisory Board, a forum created for the nation’s leading tax lawyers to discuss major tax law and regulatory trends. In addition, Ms. Aaronson has been repeatedly named a “Texas SuperLawyer” by Thomson Reuters.


The Harvard Financial Regulation and Tax Law Student Association (TAX|FIN) was founded in 2015 by the current president, Serge Pustelnik (JD) and two international L.L.M. students. TAX|FIN engages students on substantive issues relating to U.S. and global Financial Regulation and Tax. The organization organizes and sponsors guest speakers, substantive workshops, and social events with professors, leading law firms, and financial institutions. Its mission is to educate students about current substantive real-world issues, foster an exchange of ideas by actively engaging with international students, and create a truly professional global network of professionals interested in finance and tax. TAX|FIN looks forward to working with other law school organizations both in the U.S. and worldwide, law firms specializing in financial regulation and tax, and financial institutions interested in organizing joint events.

Media Contacts:

Company Name: FIN|TAX
Full Name: Harvard Tax Law Financial Regulation Students Association
Phone: 212-961-6751

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