Maxine Aaronson is active in professional associations at the local, state and national levels. She has a national reputation as a planner and presenter of quality continuing education programs for lawyers and accountants on the subjects of tax, negotiation technique and alternative dispute resolution (“ADR.”)
Ms. Aaronson chaired the Tax Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution for over a decade. She has also served as chair of the subcommittee on the Taxation of Damages and Settlements for the Individual Income Tax Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation and is an active member of the Administrative Practice Committee of the ABA Taxation Section. She has produced thought provoking mini-programs for the ABA Taxation Section on the use of ADR procedures at the Internal Revenue Service, entitled “A New Path to Successful Resolution” and “Choosing Wisely: When to Use (and Not Use) Mediation to Achieve Cost-Effective Closure of Exam & Collection Cases”
In recognition of her exceptional degree of professional commitment to the practice of tax law, Ms. Aaronson has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. The College is a nonprofit professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. She is currently serving that organization in a leadership capacity as the Regent for the Fifth Circuit (covering Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi).
Ms. Aaronson is a member of the Tax Section of both the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. She served for many years on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the State Bar of Texas Taxation Section, and is a past chair of that committee. She also is a member of the Employee Benefits and Tax Controversy committees of the State Bar’s Taxation Section.
In 1997, Ms. Aaronson was the first woman selected to be course director of the Annual Advanced Tax Law Course sponsored by the Professional Development Program of the State Bar of Texas. An avid CLE planner, she currently serves as a member of the planning committee of the University of Texas’ Annual Tax Conference. She served as the Conference Chair for both the 2012 and 2013 UT Taxation Conferences.