June Summers Haas Joins Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Ms. Summers Haas has joined the firm as a partner with the Tax Department in the Lansing office where she specializes in advising clients on a nationwide basis on multistate tax strategies, resolving tax disputes and litigating state tax cases. She focuses on managing state income, value-added, sales and use tax issues for multinational corporations. She is a nationally recognized expert in issues relating to state jurisdiction to tax, also known as nexus. She has experience with emerging e-commerce state tax issues and the tax issues arising in online transactions. She is familiar with planning techniques aimed at preventing double taxation and discriminatory taxation of multinational companies.
Ms. Summers Haas brings a rich background of unique work experiences on both the government and private sector sides. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Summers Haas was Michigan's Commissioner of Revenue for the past three years, where she administered 23 taxes, managed an 800 person tax revenue operation and advised the Governor and Treasurer on tax policy. Ms. Summers Haas worked with the revenue commissioners in 49 states on issues of national impact. Her state contacts are a tremendous resource for dispute resolution for her clients.
Ms. Summers Haas gained national recognition while serving for 3 years as Director of the Multistate Tax Commission National Nexus Program. Ms. Summers Haas also has ten years of private law practice experience, including extensive state tax litigation and appellate work. Ms. Summers Haas has been frequently involved in nationwide state tax projects including negotiations with the Direct Marketing Association on use tax collection simplification and the Streamlined Sales Tax Project. She regularly speaks on state tax topics, including nexus issues, e-commerce, internet taxation, tax discrimination, and tax remedies.
June Summers Haas is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School where she was the Executive Editor of the Virginia Tax Review. She received a bachelor's degree with distinction in economics from George Mason University in Virginia. She is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is the principle teacher and creator of Nexus School, a two-day intensive course on state tax jurisdiction. She resides in East Lansing, Michigan.