Walsh College

Tax Symposium



Walsh College is now accepting proposals for papers and presentations for its Third Annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium on October 27, 2015.

Four to five scholarly papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium and publication in the 2015 Mark R. Solomon Journal on Taxation.

Brief proposals on relevant papers must be submitted by Monday, June 8.  Preference will be given to papers that challenge current thought, introduce provocative ideas, or present divergent sides of an issue. 

“We encourage papers that provide a new perspective on an old body of practice and policy, or introduce nuances that can change social attitudes or somehow enlighten the practice of taxation,” said Daniel S. Hoops, J.D., LL.M, associate professor, Accounting and Taxation, and Symposium Chairman.  “In the first two years of the Solomon Symposium, the topics have been really interesting, and each speaker brought a unique perspective to the presentation,” he added.

The symposium is named in honor of the late professor of Taxation and Business Law and director of the Mark Solomon Tax Research Center at Walsh.

Professor Solomon was the driving influence behind Walsh’s tax curriculum which emphasizes tax research.  The Walsh College Library houses one of the most comprehensive tax collections in the country and is used as a resource by tax researchers throughout Michigan.

Participants have several reasons for participating in the Symposium, Hoops added. “You can establish industry presence, display intellectual capital to the profession, and demonstrate practical and academic expertise in this complicated, complex field.  An affiliation with Walsh College can also bring prestige and pride.”

To read the papers presented at the 2nd Annual Mark R. Solomon Tax Symposium, the eJournal can be found HERE.

Collaborations are welcome.  Finalists will be announced on Monday, June 15.  

Proposals may be submitted online:

...or email Professor Daniel Hoops (dhoops@walshcollege.edu) by June 8.

Initial presenters:

  • Daniel Hoops, J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor of Accounting and Taxation, Walsh College
  • Jason Pivoz, MST, CPA, CGMA, Member Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC

The conference will qualify for CPE credit, and registration is now open.  
Tickets are $45 for Walsh College alumni; $20 for students and $90 for all others.

Visit http://www.walshcollege.edu/CEU for more information.


On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Walsh College hosted the first annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium at their Troy campus.  For information on the presenters and authors who participated, visit www.walshcollege.edu/2013taxauthors.


Members of the Walsh College Accounting & Taxation Society (ATSO) at the 2013 Tax Symposium  Walsh College professors Jennifer Sanderson & Dan Hoops following the 2013 Tax Symposium 
Members of the Walsh College Accounting & Taxation Society (ATSO) at the 2013 Tax Symposium From L-R: Joni Larson, Jennifer Sanderson, Jill Babcock, Catherine McCollum, Mark Burger & Daniel Hoops

Updated February 16, 2015. JK