State Bar of Wisconsin Taxation Law Section Board Adds New Director and Vice Chairperson

On July 1, 2018 Attorney Samantha M. Amore began a three-year term as a Director of the Board of the State Bar of Wisconsin Taxation Law Section. Also as of that date, Attorney Kelly S. Kuglitsch began a one-year term as that Board’s Vice Chairperson. The Taxation Law Section has more than 500 members. The Board’s mission is to provide its members with a forum to discuss issues pertaining to federal and state taxation, as well as to recommend legislation and to provide opportunities for professional education and networking.

Samantha is a member of the firm’s Business Law and Tax/Succession Practice Groups where she focuses on tax planning. Samantha offers planning strategies on entity selection and formation; prepares and negotiates organizational documents such as operating and shareholders agreements; and structures mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. Additionally, she assists clients with various federal and state tax matters, including equity rollovers, like-kind exchanges, and obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status. Samantha also counsels individuals on estate and business succession planning matters.

Kelly Kuglitsch is a member of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group. She frequently represents clients facing IRS, DOL, or PBGC audits or assessments relating to qualified retirement plans, health plans, payroll tax, excise taxes, an ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (a.k.a. ACA penalties). She also provides counsel on a variety of technical ERISA and tax compliance matters, including nonqualified deferred compensation and technical benefit plan corrections. Kelly originally joined the Board in 2015, and has served as an Officer (Secretary/Treasurer) since 2016.

Both Attorneys are very pleased to be elected and look forward to being involved with the Board in their new roles.

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