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 Expert  725032

Expert in Economic Development Incentives, Tax Incentives, Corporate Tax Planning, Public Partnerships, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Ms. Expert has 10 years experience in the corporate tax planning and tax incentives/location benefits field. She currently manages the Public Partnerships Program at Expert's Firm, a program that she designed and implemented and which has assisted Target with its current aggressive build-out program. She has also recently taken over the Supplier Diversity Program at Target. Ms. Expert has personally negotiated with local authorities for a wide variety of incentives, from tax increment financing agreements to sales tax sharing agreements to training funds for both Expert's Firm and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Her expertise has assisted Target in building and remodeling stores that might otherwise not have been feasible due to growing site and construction costs.

Prior to joining Expert's Firm, Expert was an attorney in the Sears, Roebuck and Co. Tax Department where she was primarily responsible for negotiating incentives for all of the Sears entities.


business management


business operations


capital gains tax


corporate tax




Financial Industry Regulatory Authority


financial modeling


income tax


initial public offering




tax incentive


tax increment financing




corporate tax planning

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1998   Juris Doctor   Complex Taxation and Business Issues   Rutgers School of Law   Tax Honors
1993   BA   Sociology   University of Wisconsin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to




Property Development


Sr. Group manager, Public Partnerships


Responsible for managing the groups dedicated to researching, negotiating, implementing and tracking the various economic development and tax savings opportunities for stores, distribution centers and corporate locations on a nationwide basis.

2001 to 2003


Sears, Roebuck and Co.




Tax Counsel


1998 to 2001


Deloitte & Touche




Multistate Tax Consultant


1996 to 1997


Rutgers School of Law


Federal Income Tax


Research and Teaching Assistant


Researched various federal income and estate tax issues. Met with students on an individual basis to assist them with the basic concepts of Federal Income Taxation and conducted weekly group tutoring and study sessions.

Career Accomplishments:

International Council of Shopping Centers, International Economic Development Council, Admitted Illinois Bar


Illinois Bar

Medical/Professional Internships

'96-'97: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Summer Associate

Publications and Patents Summary

Several Speaking Engagements and Publications

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The State and Local Tax Lawyer  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Designed and implemented Public Partnerships program for Expert's Firm
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Experienced in training groups on economic development incentives, New Markets Tax Credit, Tax Increment Financing

Other Skills and Services

Experienced in presenting projects to corporate executive level management


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