Albert B. Ellentuck is the recipient of the 2008 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. The award, given by the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, was presented at the AICPA’s Fall Tax Division Meeting in Washington, DC on Oct. 30 by Robert Rosen, a former chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee.
Ellentuck is a nationally recognized expert in the area of estates and trusts, as well as tax planning for individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. He’s practiced with accounting firms and law firms during his career. Currently, Ellentuck is of counsel to King & Nordlinger LLP Attorneys at Law in Arlington, Va. He was the managing tax partner of the international accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath from 1975-1989. Ellentuck began his career as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS.
Ellentuck has been a dedicated volunteer leader for the AICPA for 20 years. Most notably, he was the chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Ellentuck was chairman of the Liaison with Other Professional Organizations Subcommittee and the Tax Division Communications Committee. He has twice served on the Tax Administration Subcommittee and the Corporations & Shareholders Subcommittee. Ellentuck has also served on a number of other AICPA Tax Division committees and task forces.
He is a contributing editor and the long time editor of the practically oriented Case Study feature of the AICPA’s The Tax Adviser and served on the publication’s Editorial Advisory Board for many years.
Ellentuck is the author of numerous tax-oriented books and articles and is a member of Practitioner’s Publishing Company’s Tax Action Bulletin Panel.
Ellentuck received a B.S. in accounting from New York University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. The annual award is in honor of Arthur J. Dixon, a CPA who had an outstanding record of service to the tax profession and to the AICPA Tax Division. Dixon was chairman of the AICPA's Tax Executive Committee from 1977 to 1980 and posthumously won the first award named in his honor. The award was established after his death in 1981 to honor outstanding CPAs in the area of taxes.