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December 4, 2013

Oregon Law alumnus receives inaugural SDCBA award

Richard A. Shaw, a University of Oregon School of Law alumnus and member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, recently received the San Diego County Bar Association’s inaugural Taxation Section Award. Shaw is a 1962 graduate of the law school.

The SDCBA is the region’s largest and oldest law-related organization; it aims its efforts in helping the community and supporting local county lawyers to enhance and expand their practices.

The SDCBA Taxation Section Award was created this year to honor a member of the San Diego County Bar Association's Taxation Law Section for his or her contribution to the profession and the area of tax law. Members of the SDCBA's Tax Section submitted nominations, and the SDCBA's board of directors approved the recipient.

“It is a special privilege to be recognized as the initial recipient of this award, recognizing a lifetime of work with taxation,” said Shaw. “I especially enjoy the privilege of working and practicing an area of law where one can devote attention to the improvement toward the tax system as well as providing support and devotion to tax payers.”

Shaw, a nationally recognized business and tax attorney, has been a member of the SDCBA Taxation Law Section for more than 40 years. He is a California Certified Specialist in taxation law, specializing in business and tax planning, estate planning and tax controversy. Shaw has testified before Congress and the IRS on corporate tax reform, Subchapter S, tax shelters, tax simplification and ethics.

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