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McKenney Named One of Ten National Newsmakers of 2010

January 10, 2011

Varnum attorney Paul McKenney was has been named one of ten newsmakers of the year by Tax Notes. The announcement was made in the publication’s January 3rd issue.

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McKenney, who is a tax partner in Varnum’s metro Detroit office, was recognized for his work in cross-border tax issues. He shares honors with the chair of the U.S. House Budget Committee and Switzerland’s head of finance.

Covering all federal tax laws, regulations, and policy developments, Tax Notes offers thorough news and commentary service through daily and weekly online and print publications. Tax Notes is a publication of Tax Analysts.

Founded in 1970 as a nonprofit organization, Tax Analysts is a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community. More than 150,000 tax professionals in law and accounting firms, corporations, and government agencies rely on Tax Analysts' in-depth federal, state, and international content. Tax Analysts has the industry's largest tax-dedicated correspondent staff, with more than 250 domestic and international correspondents.

McKenney’s practice focuses upon representation of business and individual taxpayers in federal tax controversies at administrative levels as well as the tax court and before federal courts. McKenney has served as a past adjunct professor in the Graduate Tax program at Walsh College and is also a committee chair and frequent speaker at the American Bar Association Taxation Committee meetings.

McKenney is an active member of the Taxation Section of the Michigan State Bar Association and served on its Taxation Counsel. He also serves as a committee chair of the American Bar Association Taxation Section. McKenney has spoken at more Institute of Continuing Education programs than any attorney in the State. He is a past chairperson of the Detroit and Oakland County Bar Associations.

Varnum was established in 1888 and is a leading Michigan law firm providing a broad range of legal services to meet the complex needs of its clients. With more than 150 attorneys in five offices, Varnum serves as counsel to growing businesses and institutions throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Varnum's website address is

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