The distinguished personal and professional achievements of Bruce Hochman have been permanently honored through the Annual Bruce I. Hochman Award. Bruce Hochman, a leading attorney for over 40 years specializing in civil and criminal tax law litigation, was also a generous philanthropist and dynamic leader of various civic organizations.
The Award was established to be presented each year at the Tax Controversy Institute to an individual who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the field of tax law and best exemplifies the principles that personified Mr. Hochman. Selected each year by the Planning Committee for the UCLA Extension’s Annual Tax Controversy Institute, the Award is presented during the Annual Bruce I. Hochman Award Luncheon.
2015 Award Recipient
Karen L. Hawkins, Former Director, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, Washington, D.C.
The 2015 award will be presented by Charles Rettig, Institute Chair, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC and Nathan J. Hochman, Morgan Lewis (former Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice)
Past Recipients of the Bruce I. Hochman Award
|2014||Steve Sims, Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate, Franchise Tax Board, Rancho Cordova, CA|
|2013||Elliott Kajan (deceased), Kajan Mather & Barish|
|2012||Ted Meyer, Examination Territory Manager Los Angeles, Area 7, Small Business/ Self- Employed Division Internal Revenue Service|
|2011||Jerry Feffer, formerly of Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington, DC|
|2010||William Taggart, Law Offices of William E. Taggart Jr., Professional Corporation, Oakland, CA|
|2009||Martin A. Schainbaum, Law offices of Martin A. Schainbaum, San Francisco, CA|
|2008||Sidney Machtinger, Greenberg Glusker, Los Angeles, CA|
|2007||Mary Ann Cohen, Judge, United States Tax Court, Washington D.C.|
|2006||Cono Namorato, Caplin & Drysdale Chartered, Washington D.C., formerly Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice|
|2005||Stephen J. Swift, Judge, United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C.|
|2004||Irene Scott Carroll, Special Litigation Assistant, IRS Counsel, Small Business/ Self Employed Division, Area8, Los Angeles, CA|
|2003||B. John Williams, Jr., Skadden, Washington, D.C.- former Judge, United States Tax Court and Former Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service|
|2002||Gene Silverman (deceased), formerly with DeCastro, West, Chodorow, Mendler, Glickfeld & Nass, founder of the UCLA Extension Annual Tax Controversy Institute in 1984.|