M. BERNARD AIDINOFF OF NEW YORK TO RECEIVE
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD FROM ABA SECTION OF TAXATION
WASHINGTON, DCThe American Bar
Association Section of Taxation announced today that it will
award its 2003 Distinguished Service Award to New York lawyer M.
Bernard Aidinoff in recognition of his outstanding contributions
to the tax system and tax education in this country. The award will
be presented during the Sections 2003
May Meeting at a luncheon on Saturday, May 10, at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Throughout a career spanning more than a half-century,
Bernie Aidinoffs dedication to the profession, to the betterment
of our nations tax system, and to a variety of community and
charitable activities has been truly extraordinary, said Herbert
N. Beller, chair of the Section of Taxation. We are proud
to honor him with this award.
Aidinoff, a retired partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, served as
chair of the Section of Taxation from 198283. In addition, Aidinoff
chaired the ABA Commission on Taxpayer Compliance, served as consultant
for the American Law Institute Federal Income Tax Projects, served
two terms on the Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of the Internal
Revenue Service, and chairs the American Law Institute Tax Program
Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell in 1956, Aidinoff served
as a law clerk to Judge Learned Hand of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit. He was a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell
from 1963 through 1996. He serves as a director of American International
Group, Inc., and the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund.
Aidinoff received the Judge John Minor Wisdom Award in 1995 from
the American Law Institute and the Judge Learned Hand Award in 1997
from the American Jewish Committee. He is a graduate of the University
of Michigan and the Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of
the Harvard Law Review. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign
For more information about the Section of Taxations
May Meeting, including a complete list of all programs and meetings,
visit the Section of Taxation 2003
May Meeting website.
The American Bar Association Section of Taxation is
the national voice of tax lawyers with approximately 20,000 lawyers
nationwide. Its goals include helping taxpayers better understand
their rights and obligations under the tax laws and working to make
the tax system fairer, simpler and easier to administer.
The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional
membership organization in the world. With more than 410,000 members,
the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education,
information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges
in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the
Editors note: Reporters are welcome
to attend any or all sessions at the 2003 May Meeting for free.
For further information or to arrange for press credentials contact
Maureen Collins at 202/662-8648.