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Nemeth and Carew Published in Journal of Taxation

August 26, 2009

Novi, Mich., August 26, 2009 – Varnum attorneys Eric Nemeth and Marla Schwaller Carew are the authors of an article on criminal tax case sentencing, published in the August issue of the Journal of Taxation.

The Journal of Taxation is a monthly publication for CPAs and tax attorneys which publishes in-depth articles on practical issues for tax professionals. Their article, "Criminal Tax Cases: Sentences Courts Don’t Have to Like, and Opportunities for Advocacy" deals with important developments in the sentencing aspect of white collar crime and tax crimes. The changes in case law open up very important opportunities for defendants to secure sentences well below those under the sentencing guidelines but also open up traps for the unwary.

Nemeth is a partner at Varnum, concentrating his practice on tax and financial controversy (IRS and various states) from examinations appellate conferences, criminal investigations, witness representation and civil and criminal tax litigation. He has served as Senior Trial Attorney for the District Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U. S. Department of Justice.

Carew is an associate in Varnum's tax group. She focuses her practice in federal and state and local tax law, including tax controversy as well as tax planning, and has experience in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and general business law as well. Carew recently obtained her Masters in Taxation from Wayne State University.

Varnum 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 web site address is

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