Sutherland SALT is pleased to announce that Prentiss Willson has been recognized with the Benjamin F. Miller Award from the State Bar of California Taxation Section. Prentiss accepted this award at a luncheon on November 6 at the California Tax Policy Conference.
The Benjamin F. Miller Award is given annually to recognize an individual for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of state and local taxation.
“We congratulate Prentiss on this prestigious honor,” said Jeffrey A. Friedman, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in Sutherland’s renowned state and local tax (SALT) practice. “He is truly an asset to our SALT team and the SALT community, and we are very pleased to see his accomplishments recognized by other practitioners and leaders in the field.”
With more than 40 years of experience in state and local tax, Prentiss is widely recognized as the dean of California taxation, having participated in approximately a dozen state and local tax cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and represented hundreds of taxpayers in disputes in California and across the country.
A frequent speaker and author on state and local taxation, Prentiss taught tax courses at Stanford Law School, University of San Francisco Law School and Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation. In 2010, he was recognized with the Joanne Garvey Award for his lifetime service and dedication to the State Bar of California.