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New England State and Local Tax Forum


Date: November 16, 2016

Time: 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Location: Boston, MA


  • How to Successfully Use the Government Relations Function for State Tax Issues

The speakers will discuss how to engage internal and external government relations specialists in making good state tax policy by interacting with the Governor’s office and legislature, why doing so is often a favorable alternative to litigation, ethical issues to be aware of when lobbying, and the impact of clarifying statements and fiscal notes, including issues presented by retroactive legislation.


Steven A. Baddour is Senior Vice President of Government Relations at ML Strategies and part of Mintz's Litigation Practice. Steve advises clients on a wide range of state and federal issues and represents public and private sector clients in complex civil litigation matters.