January 11, 2008 - Taxation Names
New Chief Legal Counsel
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of
Taxation today announced that Christine Mesirow will soon be
joining the department as its new chief legal counsel.
Mesirow, who lives in Columbus, will also serve as a deputy
tax commissioner for the department starting on Feb. 4. She
currently works for the office of Attorney General Marc Dann
as assistant chief of the taxation section.
Before joining the public sector, Mesirow served as in-house
legal counsel for corporations including Electronic Data
Systems Inc., where she focused on state and local tax
matters. She has also worked as a manager for
PricewaterhouseCoopers and with Bricker & Eckler LLP,
where she represented clients before the Ohio Board of Tax
Mesirow was selected by Levin after a three-month search. She
replaces Fred Nicely, who left the department on Sept. 14,
2007 to accept a role in the private sector.
“Mesirow brings a wealth of legal experience to the
Department of Taxation, and we’re pleased to have her on our
team,” Ohio Tax Commissioner Richard A. Levin said.
William Riesenberger, who had served as acting chief legal
counsel for the department since Nicely’s departure, will be
promoted from his former role as legal counsel for the
department’s Sales and Use Tax Division to assistant chief
legal counsel for the entire department.
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CONTACT: John Kohlstrand at (614) 644-3858
or Mike McKinney at (614) 466-5461.