Kansas City Tax Clinic

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Faculty Directors:

Professor Anthony Luppino

Professor Edwin Hood

Staff Directors:

Michael Boman has been Director of the Kansas City Tax Clinic since June 1, 2013 and served as Co-Director from August 2009 through May 2013.  He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law.  While a student at KU, Michael served as Note & Comment Editor of the Kansas Law Review and was conferred Order of the Coif recognition.  Following graduation, he served a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Frank G. Theis, Chief U.S. District Judge for the District of Kansas.  He joined IRS Chief Counsel in Kansas City, Missouri in 1980.  He served as an attorney there for 29 years, most recently as Senior Counsel.  In 1993, he was honored with the James B. Markham award for the outstanding field attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.  He is a contributing editor to the ABA Section of Taxation’s practice manual, “Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS.” He is a member of both the Missouri and Kansas Bars and the United States Tax Court.

Tom Thomas joined the Kansas City Tax Clinic in August 2016 as the Assistant Director. Tom received his bachelor of arts in English from the University of Mississippi in 1971; he received his juris doctorate with honors from the University of Mississippi in 1973. Tom joined the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, in 1974 as a trial attorney. He held positions of increased responsibility in Counselís office until his retirement in 2015, as Division Counsel, Small Business/Self-Employed. Tom received the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 2005. He is admitted to practice in the States of Mississippi and Missouri, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Board of Directors:

Edwin Hood, President, UMKC School of Law
Anthony Luppino, Vice President
Judith Frame-Wiseman,
Christopher Hoyt, Secretary
Ruth Brackney, Lathrop & Gage
Richard Jungck, Baird, Kurtz & Dobson (retired)
Ray Kowalczewski, Law Office of Ray Kowalczewski, LLC.
Kris Shilt, Sprint Nextel Corporation
Jeffrey Stamm, Black & Veatch

Kansas City Tax Clinic
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