Sandoval Appoints UNLV Law Professor Francine Lipman to Tax Commission


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - April 18, 2016

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Francine Lipman to the Nevada Tax Commission, effective immediately for a term that will expire in October, 2019. Lipman will replace Bob Barengo who had served on the Commission since 2003.

“Francine Lipman has an impressive legal and financial background having worked in several states with a wide array of revenue climates and structures,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “The Commission has been tasked with the opportunity to help ensure the overwhelmingly approved revenue enhancements for public education are administered efficiently. I know Professor Lipman’s experience will contribute to our state’s success, I am pleased she is willing to contribute her knowledge to the Tax Commission.”

"I am honored to receive Governor Sandoval’s appointment and look forward to serving Nevada as a Tax Commissioner," said Professor Francine Lipman.

Since 2012, Francine Lipman has served as a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Lipman has extensive experience as a Certified Public Accountant, tax attorney, business executive, and an educator. After working as a CPA in an international accounting firm and as the Chief Financial Officer for a chain of retail jewelry stores, Professor Lipman turned to law and graduated Order of the Coif from the King Hall School of Law at the University of California, Davis. She then attended New York University as a Tax Law Review Scholar and earned her LL.M. in Taxation. Professor Lipman is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the American Bar Foundation, and an editor and former committee chair for the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association.

The Nevada Tax Commission consists of eight citizens appointed by the Governor. In addition, the Governor is an ex-officio, non-voting member. Each commissioner will serve an initial four-year term, and can serve more than one term. The commission is designed to be a group of business people with various professional backgrounds, who will supervise the overall administration and operations of the Department of Taxation. Joan Lambert currently serves as Chairman of the Commission. Members of the Commission receive compensation as dictated by Nevada Revised Statute 360.050 which states the Chair is entitled to receive an annual salary of $27,500 and each of the other commissioners is entitled to receive an annual salary of $20,000.


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