News & Views
July 13, 1998
MTC ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL NEXUS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
TO: State Tax Administrators, Alternates, Nexus Committee Members, Audit Committee Members, Litigation Committee Members, Uniformity Committee Members and State Tax Press
Dan Bucks, Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC), announced today the appointment of Sheldon H. Laskin, as the new Director of the National Nexus Program.
Mr. Laskin comes to the Commission from the State of Maryland, where he served as an Assistant Attorney General since 1990.
"Sheldon Laskin brings to the National Nexus Program a great depth of experience in state taxation as well as a broad background in other areas of the law," Bucks stated. He noted that Mr. Laskin has argued and won a case before the United States Supreme Court, Burnett v. Grattan.
Serving the State of Maryland, Mr. Laskin dealt with a variety of tax issues including nexus. He was the lead attorney in developing and implementing an ongoing case to establish that an out-of-state furniture company has sufficient nexus with Maryland to require it to collect that State’s sales and use tax.
Prior to joining the Maryland Attorney General’s office, Mr. Laskin was in private practice. He also served on the staff of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and the Florida Rural Legal Services.
Bucks also expressed his appreciation to Kathleen Stewart, MTC Nexus Committee Chair and Minnesota Corporate Tax Director, and Roxanne Bland, MTC Counsel, for assisting with the selection process that led to the appointment of Mr. Laskin.
Sheldon Laskin began his service as National Nexus Program Director Monday, July 13, 1998.